Note to self: don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and three bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.
Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.
A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself.
Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her. As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love?
Discover the beauty of Europe’s most romantic cities in this uplifting and laugh-out-loud novel for fans of Samantha Parks, Alex Brown and Mandy Baggot
A Fine, Happy Read!
Such a lovely, romantic read .. with plenty of laughs thrown in!
Cat is single – by choice. She doesn’t ‘do’ relationships. So sleeping with her flatmate one drunken evening was a big mistake; more so as he seems to think it makes them a couple. Running away is the quickest solution she can come up with, so Cat finds herself on a European coach tour and begins to make friends amongst her fellow travellers. What she didn’t bargain for was the first stop to be in Paris, romantic capital of the world!
I have so enjoyed this one – on several counts. The group on the coach are a mixed bunch, creating lots of scope for entertainment. The descriptions of the stops along the way are quite mesmerising and the author paints a wonderful picture of the sights (and the food!). It’s easy to understand Cat’s motives – haven’t we all said, after a bad breakup – ‘never again’? A fine, happy read which reduced me to giggles many a time, and left me with a smile on my face. Sandy Barker is added to my list of must watch authors, and I can recommend this highly to every who enjoys romance with a bit of angst and plenty of smiles thrown in. Well worth four shining stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour. This is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humour, romance
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 322 pages
- Publisher: One More Chapter
- Publication Date: 15 April 2020
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I’m a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list. I love exploring new places, outdoor adventures, and eating and drinking like a local when I travel, and many of my travel adventures have found homes in my novels. I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.
My first novel, a romantic comedy set in Greece and inspired by my real-life love story, was published in June 2019 by One More Chapter (HarperCollins). In 2020, two follow-ups to One Summer in Santorini hit the shelves: That Night in Paris in April and A Sunset in Sydney in June. A stand-alone Christmas novel, The Christmas Swap, will be published in October.
I am represented by Lina Langlee of the Kate Nash Literary Agency.