Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Book Review - Borrowed Dreams by Susanne O'Leary

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Title: Borrowed Dreams (The Riviera Romance Series Book 2) 
Author: Susanne O'Leary
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied review copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 27th June 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Upset after the end of a stormy relationship, Daisy Hennessey jumps at the chance to house-sit the villa of a billionaire in glitzy St. Tropez. It will be the perfect place to recover from the emotional trauma.

But not even beautiful gardens, a swimming pool, and a private beach can keep her mind off her troubles, and when she finds a collection of designer clothes that seem made for her, she can’t resist trying them on. By sheer coincidence, invitations to glamorous parties begin to arrive and Daisy gives in to the temptation to mingle with the international jet-set. She soon discovers, however, that even the most glittering façade has an ugly side. 

Her growing attraction to a handsome Irishman and the arrival of a mysterious Russian woman to the villa add further complications to what started as a playful prank. Daisy finds herself caught in a web of lies she can’t escape. 

I feel as though I have just returned from a dream trip and dream life in St. Tropez, from the descriptions of the local markets, to the variety of glamorous parties and the impressive residence that Daisy finds herself in, I could have been there alongside her. 

There is a bit of a mystery in this story, when someone appears in the villa which a vaguely believable story as to why they need to be kept secret, but it didn't take me long to work out the truth of the matter. Once I had convinced myself about the mystery, I kept seeing things that looked very obvious to my mind, but that Daisy didn't seem to pick up on. 

This is the second book in the Riviera Romance Series and can easily be read as a standalone. During the explanations as to why Daisy is house sitting in St. Tropez, it catches you up on the current circumstances of the previous main characters, but apart from that its a completely separate story, set a few years later. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know Daisy a lot better, and it shes a lovely character. 

During this wonderful romance, we meet a dashing Irishman who seems to be incredibly attracted to Daisy, as well as many colourful people that make up the rich and famous jet set in the French Riviera. In particular Marianne, who has so much more depth to her, than what she first appears. 

I am absolutely loving this series of books by Susanne O'Leary, and I have found this to be a very easy to read romantic comedy, with a hint of intrigue, and all set to the most wonderful backdrop. St. Tropez really is the playground of the rich, and with Daisy a relatively normal person, who just can't help but dip her toe into the scene while house sitting, we get a terrific look at how the other half live. 

Thank you so much to Susanne O'Leary for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

My review of Selling Dreams, Book 1 of the Riviera Romance series was posted earlier today. 


  1. Oooh, I do love a dashing Irishman. :) Fab review! Well done, Susanne! Thanks for sharing, Rachel! Adore the cover, btw. xx

  2. Thank you, Sheryl. So happy everyone enjoys my Riviera books!


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