Saturday, 6 July 2019

Book Review - A Very French Affair by Sue Roberts - Blog Tour

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Title: A Very French Affair
Author: Sue Roberts
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 5th July 2019
Rating: 5 Stars

From Southport to the South of France – this is going to be a summer to remember!

Life just got a whole lot more complicated for thirty-eight-year-old single mum Liv. Her son Jake is practically perfect in every way, but he’s started asking some difficult questions, and the answers lie in a holiday romance twenty years ago. Back when Liv was staying with her aunt on the French Riviera…

Returning to the Cote d’Azur, with its white sandy beaches, her supportive aunt, and exquisite wine and cheese is harder than it sounds though. Because – if she’s going to give Jake the answers he needs – Liv knows she has to hunt down her first love Andre. And since she’s a professional baker rather than a professional investigator, she doesn’t even have a clue where to start.

At first, finding the one that got away proves even trickier than she thought. And if she succeeds, how will he take the bombshell secret Liv has been keeping? Liv has to do the best thing for her family, but does that mean closing the door on this very French affair?

A joyful, laugh-out-loud story about second chances, secrets and sunshine! The perfect summer read for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella. 

A wonderful holiday read, I would have loved to have read this poolside, in the sun, drinking a cocktail, as it would have transported me even more into the pages of this book.  As it was I was reading it on a miserable bank holiday weekend and the only warmth I could feel was as I was soaking up the sun in the South of France virtually! 

And Sue Roberts is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, I just love her storytelling and the books which are all good are getting better and better each time. 

I adored A Very French Affair - with its cake, French food, South of France location, bakeries, cake,  a search of a lost love, friends and family, sunshine...  and did I mention cake?!! 

Yes the cakes were delicious sounding, but given Liv runs her own custom cake business, you would hope it features a lot, plus she goes over to France to look after her aunt's bakery, while she has surgery so there really are a lot of sugary treats in this book. 

In amongst it all though it Liv who is trying to look for the boy (well man now), that she fell in love with at aged 18, and has a constant reminder of.  After all her son is now wanting to know more about his father, and Liv has no idea where he might be. 

This is just a really lovely book to read, and there is plenty to laugh at.  I loved getting to know everyone in France, the daily brief french lessons where I'm glad to say I understood the French, Olivier the playboy who is also helping out in the bakery, and then back home Liv's best friend Jo's dog walking anecdotes are priceless. 

A truly enjoyable story that kept me thoroughly entertained, and if you haven't tried this author before, and love great beach reads set in the sun, then I would recommend you try her out, if not on this book than any of her others, they are all fab! 

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

To see more about this fabulous book, please do take a look at the other bloggers taking part on this books on tour. 

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