Today I am so happy to be on the Blog Tour for One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the tour and inviting me to take part.
One Summer Weekend
One summer weekend can change everything …
Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.
Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …
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Firstly I just have to mention the cover for One Summer Weekend. It’s one of the prettiest I have seen this year and the idyllic summer scene gives the novella a very inviting snapshot of what is to come.
I think its fair to say that when Alicia met her new client Jack Smith they got off to a frosty start. Jack’s reputation put Alicia on edge straight away, she would be working as Jack’s executive coach but that didn’t mean she had to like him. The fact that Jack was drop dead gorgeous with an engaging smile and slight Northern accent just made Alicia put the barriers up even more. I didn’t know if Alicia was being unfair to Jack because he reminded her of her ex-boyfriend or if his demeanor really did make her feel extremely uncomfortable.
Of course, the iciness slowly melts when Alicia accompanies Jack on a business trip to the Lake District and for me this was when the book became interesting .
The author describes the stunning scenery to perfection and the location was a real hit for me. The characters become more mellow as the book progresses and I began to like them both much more.
A well-written story perfect to read in the sunshine under a big tree with a picnic and a drop of Prosecco!
Thank you to Rachel, the author, and NetGalley for my copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly.
Author Bio –
Juliet Archer writes award-winning romantic comedy for Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction. She has been known to spend many happy hours matching irresistible heroes with their equally irresistible chocolate counterparts – watch out for the dark nutty ones!
Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma, won the Big Red Read Book of the Year 2011 Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Her second novel, Persuade Me, was shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award.
You can also read her short stories: Incense & Insensibility in the Choc Lit Love Match anthology, and Love Rules in Choc Lit’s Kisses & Cupcakes anthology.
Juliet was born and bred in North-East England and now lives in Hertfordshire. She gives talks all over the UK and in the USA about the classic authors who inspire her work. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Jane Austen Society. Her non-writing career has spanned IT, acquisitions analysis, copy editing, marketing and project management, providing plenty of first-hand research for her novels.