Amy is suffering a mid-twenties crisis: at 26, she dreams of settling down. In reality,
she is stuck in a dead-end job, living with her parents and although has a boyfriend, Danny, he has yet to make the ultimate moves: pop the question and ask her to move in.
One Friday night though, Amy thinks things might be changing, but instead of saying "I do," she finds herself dumped and bawling her woes to her best friend Steph. Her kindly boss, Lauren, takes pity on her and offers Amy her family villa - basically a free holiday and who is anyone to look a free cocktail in the mouth? So with Steph in tow, a makeover and new wardrobe, Amy jets off for some much-needed girl-time. However, the villa is not as empty as it seems, as when the girls arrive, Lauren's hot brother Alex is in residence there.
It is not long before the sparks start to fly between Amy and Alex. But the path to true love never runs smooth and the only fly in the ointment in their case is Alex's unstable and possessive ex, Mia. So, will this be the holiday of a lifetime for our erstwhile heroine and will her broken heart be mended? Or will mental Mia succeed in thwarting the pair's budding love?
This was a very easy but pacy read with plenty of plot twists, romance, comedy and sass. Amy is a very endearing character and I think we can all relate to her plight - being dumped, the heartbreak that follows and then having to start again. Alex and Amy's burgeoning love story was a delight to read: there was a lot of sparks between the two.
For me though, the most likeable character was her best friend Steph, who I think deserves a book of her own, as she was hilarious and the sort of best friend we all wish for.
If you are looking for a book full of sun, sand, sea and sex, look no further. I hope the author decides to follow with another book as there is a lot of potential for a sequel. Wonderful fun. (LP)