Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Book Review - You're The One That I Want by Angela Britnell

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Title: You're The One That I Want
Author: Angela Britnell
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication Date: 13th September 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

What if you didn’t want to fake it any more?

When Sarah, a teacher from Cornwall, and Matt, a businessman from Nashville, meet on a European coach tour, they soon find themselves in a relationship …

Except it’s a fake relationship. Because Matt is too busy for romance, and Sarah is only trying to make her cheating ex-husband jealous … isn’t she?

As Matt and Sarah complete their tour of Europe, they do all the things real couples are supposed to do – from visiting fairy-tale castles in Germany to recreating the scene from Romeo and Juliet in Verona. And, of course, for every picturesque destination there’s a loved-up selfie and Facebook post to match.

But as their holiday comes to an end, Sarah and Matt realise that they’re not happy with their pretend relationship. Perhaps, they want the real thing.

He is a computer geek from Nashville. 
She is a primary school teacher from Cornwall. 

He struggles to communicate with people, and a coach trip across Europe is not his idea of a good time. 
She is struggling to come to terms with an ex-husband, and is delighted to be on this coach trip. 

One whistle-stop coach trip across Europe, one agreement between two single people to give false impressions to their loved ones, two meddlesome mothers and a chirpy tour guide on a coach, gives the main ingredients to the wonderful romantic novella You're The One That I Want. 

Even if I had been given this book blindfolded with no clue, with the wonderful mix of Nashville gentleman, with his Southern drawl, and a girl from Cornwall, it would have been easy to guess this is another of Angela Britnell's gems. 

This is the fourth book in her Nashville Connections series, and each one can easily be read as a standalone, as Nashville is just a theme that connects each book, rather than it being a series that continues on from each other. 

I will admit my first reaction on seeing the title of this book has been to have the iconic Grease song running through my head, pretty much throughout the story as I was reading it. And it seemed quite apt as even while Sarah and Matt are trying to fool people they are just friends, its obvious that there is a clear chemistry between them, even if they are from completely different worlds. 

The coach trip itself gave quick tourist insights into each of the stops, and although I do like visiting lots of countries in a short space of time I would always take a cruise ship, over a coach personally! This book definitely backs up that opinion of mine, as there is a lot of sitting about on coaches unsurprisingly in a big tour group, with plenty of organised trips, that rarely give enough time to get a real feel for a place. This though is to be expected when going to 7 countries in 10 days. 

You're The One That I Want was a treat to read, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, by an author that I am really loving ever book I read of hers. 

Thanks so much to Choc Lit and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. Very pleased you enjoyed Sarah and Matt's story even if it didn't make you want to go on a coach trip yourself!


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