This summer will change everything!
Aria Summers knows what she wants.
A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance.
But when Aria finds herself falling – after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage – into the arms of Jonathan, a part of her comes back to life for the first time in years.
Since her beloved husband died Aria has sworn off love, unless it’s the kind you can find in the pages of a book. One love of her life is quite enough.
And so Aria tries to forget Jonathan and sets off for a summer to remember in France. But could this trip change Aria’s life forever…?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Firstly I have to say that I haven’t read the book that comes before this one but it does read pretty well as a stand-alone. Aria’s husband had tragically died of cancer the year before and to be honest she simply could not move on. TJ had been the love of her life and she felt that no-one could ever come close to being anything like him. Aria owned a travelling book shop and toured around with her bestie Rosie with their next port of call being France.
Someone from her past reappears in her life, Jonathan, who sparks feelings in her that she thought she would never feel again. Aria and her in-laws didn’t see eye to eye after she followed her dying husband’s wishes but when she is given his diary she sees in it the things that he found impossible to say.
The setting of this story is beautifully brought to life as well as all the emotions that a person has when a loved one dies. The feelings of guilt because you can see a glimpse of happiness and then realising that you aren’t trying to replace anyone in your life but appreciating someone else for who they are.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is focusing on writing romance.
Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.