Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Book Review - The Chalet Girls Series by Lorraine Wilson - Books 3 - 5 - Harper Impulse Fortnight

Amazon UK

Title: Revenge of a Chalet Girl 
Lorraine Wilson
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Competition Win
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 19th December 2013
Rating: 4 Stars
  All she wants for Christmas is…revenge.

When chalet girl Amy Wright finds her ex’s name on Chalet Repos’ guest list she sees her chance to get back at him – Josh Carter, the guy who broke her heart. Getting revenge without losing her job will be tricky but luckily the other chalet girls are on hand to offer their support. Pretty soon she’s in too deep and realises she doesn’t want to hurt him anymore. She wants him back.

There’s just one teeny complication…

Amy has been enjoying her time as a chalet girl until she spots a familiar name on the guest list for the next week. Josh Carter, he broke her heart when he took a job in Saudi Arabia, and she has never really recovered.  
The rest of the chalet girls, including Tash and Sophie from previous books, encourage Amy that a spot of revenge is on order. However it doesn't take too long until she realises she still cares about him. 

Just one small problem, he's on his stag do, and has been brought up to do the right thing by women. 

This is a lovely light romance story, that is enjoyable, but was just missing the heat and passion, that made me love the first two books. 

This can be read as a standalone book, however if this is your first one in the series, I honestly would start with one of the others first. 

There is quite a lot of humour in this book, and the writing is still great, its just not quite as amazing as the others. I would love to see books featured around both Tash and Sophie as I feel like I'm getting to know them quite well through the series so far, and that they would both be fab leading ladies. 

Amazon UK

Title: Secret Crush of a Chalet Girl
Lorraine Wilson
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Competition Win
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 27th February 2014
Rating: 5 Stars
  Chalet Girl Sophie Trent has plenty of reasons to hate Valentine's Day. After a lifetime of being treated like she didn’t matter because of her looks, she’s shed the pounds but not the self-esteem issues – and when she can curl up with one of her beloved romance novels, why put herself through a night of awkward speed ski dating? 

A treasure hunt set by a secret admirer makes her reconsider. Only, what if it’s a cruel joke? Because it certainly wouldn’t be the first time! 

But as Sophie follows the trail of red paper hearts around the idyllic winter wonderland of Verbier, she can’t help but wonder whether there really might be a Secret Valentine waiting for her out there on the slopes…

Sophie, who has been a perennial chalet girl and background character in the previous books, finally gets her turn as a main character, Within 3 pages of this book, I knew I would love Sophie even more than all the other chalet girls, and I could identify with her a lot. 

Sophie, suffers from a lack of confidence with men, after an incident 2 years ago, that keeps playing on her mind. She and the other chalet girls, take part in the Valentines Day ritual of speed ski dating. 

I loved the idea of speed ski dating, and it was great to see some action on the ski slopes in this book as well as the apres ski scene! During the first run of the speed dating, Sophie is approached by a man who hands her a heart, which has the clue which will be the start of a treasure hunt. 

The treasure hunt, and the man at the end of it are incredibly romantic, and I must say I was jealous of Sophie for having such a wonderful Valentines day surprise.

I love the way in all these books you get to see what is running through both romantic leads heads, just by the use of italicised sentences. Gives you a real insight into a variety of insecurities. 

This was my absolute favourite of the chalet girls books. It is such a romantic story, and clearly very tenderly written.

Amazon UK
Title: Rebellion of a Chalet Girl
Author: Lorraine Wilson
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 26th March 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
   Always the Chalet Girl…

Year round chalet girl Tash doesn’t do attachments—she’s learned the hard way that relationships of any kind never last. But when self-made millionaire and hit TV star Nathaniel Campbell arrives to spend a month at Chalet Repos, she’s tempted to reconsider her no-strings rule…

Tash and Nate may be from different sides of the tracks, but the connection between them is undeniable! And Tash soon realises that one hot night with Nate will never be enough. But can Nate ever think of Tash as more than a fling, especially once the truth about her past comes out?

Nathaniel Campbell is a self-made millionaire and has hired Chalet Repos for a month, so he can work on his new book. He is also looking at possible investment in the area.  Holly and Scott, have warned their chalet girls they have to be extra nice ot to VIPs this month. 

Tash, stays in Verbier all year around, doesn't do attachments, commitment or trust. She however finds she feels some sort of connection to Nate, 

You really get to know Tash well in this book, and from what I knew previously of her, I was surprised at just what secrets she was hiding. 

The main sex scene was very well done, and I really felt the heat and passion coming out of it. 

I can't put my finger on it, but I just didn't enjoy this book as much as others in the series. The writing is still really good, and there wasn't anything wrong with the story, it just didn't entice me in, as much as others in the series. 

That being said, I am looking forward to future releases by Lorraine Wilson, and would love to see her write a full length book. 


  1. Great reviews, Rachel. Isn't it amazing how we each have our Chalet Girl that we identify most with!

    1. Thank you Romy. It really is amazing, some of the girls spoke to me so much more than others.


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