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JO WATSON

 

Finding You (2017)

 

Jane’s adopted and even though she is loved by her adoptive family, she’s always felt different and like she didn’t belong. So she decides to go in search of her birth father. She only knows that he is Greek and that his name is Dimitri. She books a flight for Santorini (just because the name sounds right). But on an island where everyone is called Dimitri, her search won’t be as easy as she thought. And as another Dimitri, young and god-like handsome, catches her attention and takes her on a tour of Greek islands and pushes her to do things she’d never dared before, Jane finally lets herself go.
Jane doesn’t think much of herself and I found her way of demeaning herself annoying. But when she is herself, Jane is a funny and interesting character, getting herself in ridiculous and embarrassing situations and continuously relating random facts like how many bacteria there are in people’s mouth and how much water is used in the shower. With an atmospheric setting, witty dialogues, and romance coming out of every page, this is an entertaining novel about finding yourself and about finding love. (NP) 7/10


 

Almost A Bride (2017)

 

On the day Annie thought her boyfriend Trevv was going to propose, she finds out he's been cheating on her and is leaving her for the other woman. She is also arrested and loses her job at a fashion magazine. To move on, she goes on holiday to Mauritius where she meets gorgeous and funny writer Chris. They hit it off right away and when Trevv turns up on the island with her new girlfriend, Chris offers to pretend to be her boyfriend to prove to Trevv that she's moved on. But as Chris and Annie spend more time together, snorkelling and watching French movies, and trying to avoid Trevv who seems to be stalking them, they have to admit they have real feelings for each other. Annie gets herself in hilarious and unlikely situations that had me laughing out loud. Despite being a bit predictable, this is a witty and romantic novel with a tropical setting and entertaining characters. (NP) 7/10


 

Burning Moon (2016)

 

Lilly has been left at the altar by her fiance with only a small note and no explanation. Trying to get over the heartbreak and humiliation, Lilly decides to go on their honeymoon to Thailand on her own, but things just get worse. First she boards the plane without noticing that she is still wearing her ridiculous pajamas, then she throws up in front of everyone and is arrested when she lands in Thailand. If that wasn’t enough, Damien, the dark gorgeous guy who is not at all her type, has seen it all and also heard her heartbreaking story that she told to three Thai agents. But Damien is not the scary goth guy that she thought at the beginning, and soon he is taking Lilly on a fantastic adventure around Thailand that will change both their lives.
This is one of these romantic comedies that you like to see in the movies. Full of hilarious adventures and romantic and sexy scenes, the love story between Lilly and Damien is one that happens only on screen or in books but you still dream about. From the witty characters to the exotic setting of Thailand and the captivating plot, this is an entertaining novel that I enjoyed in just two sittings. (NP) 8/10


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