Lainey Summers feels blessed to have her dream job writing for a renowned foodie magazine.
And the day she goes to interview chef Rick Oliver at his new restaurant—Aleatory—in London’s popular Piccadilly, is the start of an unexpected journey.
When Rick is offered the opportunity to jet off to a monastery in Andalucía, to film a cookery competition for Spanish TV, Lainey goes too, to cover the story.
Spending a month filming in the stunning Spanish countryside, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and of course the cuisine, Lainey and Rick start to enjoy each other’s company. But their time together flies by too quickly, and before they know it, Rick and Lainey have to face going their separate ways.
With both their worlds shifting beneath them, the call of Andalucia and the call of happiness grows ever stronger.
But with everything at stake, will they be able to take the chance of a happy-ever-after…
Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a sun-baked, life-affirming, total escape to beautiful Andalucia.
Precisely the treat I thought it would be!
Lainey Summers has worked hard to get to where she is as food writer for an upmarket foodie magazine. She has made her career her priority – and she’s not finished yet. When she goes to a new restaurant to interview the head chef, she has no idea it’s going to lead to a summer in a monastery in Spain, following Rick as he heads up a new cookery competition to be broadcast in Spain and featured in the magazine. As they spend time together both during filming and in their down time, Lainey and Rick grow closer but all too soon it’s back to the day job for both of them. However, life doesn’t stand still and with them both facing changes and new challenges, do they have a future?
I love it when I have a Lucy Coleman book on my list as I know I’m in for a good time when I finally reach it. The research involved must be quite daunting as she has the knack of describing foreign parts as the most desirable place to be and I learn so much about the people, the countryside, the culture and the cuisine. As we near the end of lockdown and everyone is quite desperate to get out of their homes, this is an easy gateway to all the benefits of a trip abroad before it’s actually possible to board a plane! The heat, the smells and the senses are beautifully conveyed and there is an amazing cast of characters to get to know and learn all about. An absolutely delightful read which will bring a smile not only to your face but also to your heart. 4.5* and my sparkling recommendation.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 335 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 01 April 2021
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Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys. Lucy’s first title with Boldwood was A Springtime to Remember, published in December 2019.
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