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A Summer on the Riviera

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Set in the beautiful Riviera, it is easy to get lost in this intriguing drama. Cleverly written to keep drawing you in and making you wish for the next snippet. A feel good novel with such likeable characters.
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This was a good breezy read.  Perfect for beach reading. And good storyline.  Who doesn’t love a little romance on the side?  Especially when it’s not supposed to happen.
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I loved this book!
Although there are lots of books out there with similar titles, I really enjoyed this as the storyline was different.
Telling Bella's story of starting a new job as Chief Stewardess on a yacht and the highs and lows along the way made fror entertaining reading with a touch of romance too.
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2.5 ⭐️Summer on the Riviera was an easy read, but it didn’t wow me in anyway. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters, and at times it felt like there was too much going on. Overall it is a cute, summer read but not entirely memorable.
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A Summer on the Riviera by Rachel Barnett

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley and Embla Books and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


They're from different worlds, but for one summer their lives will suddenly collide...

Bella Mason always dreamed of a life beyond her small town but never had the opportunity - until now. When she lands a job as chief stewardess on board a private yacht, it's just the adventure she's been looking for.

After the last couple of years, renowned actress Felicity Kennedy is desperate for a break away from the spotlight. Escaping to the Riviera with her family, she's ready for a blissful holiday with nothing but the fresh sea air and a cocktail in her hand.

But as Bella and Felicity's paths cross, their lives are about to change in a way they never saw coming. Now they're setting sail on unfamiliar seas, navigating unexpected romance, confronting long-buried family secrets and discovering a whole new lease on life during this trip of a lifetime.

My Opinion

Bella is looking forward to starting her new job, she has secured a role as chief stewardess onboard a private yacht for the summer. As the first celebrities board the yacht, Bella quickly realises that they are from different worlds.

This is a lovely holiday read and an easy book to get lost in. The plot flows nicely, and I enjoyed the way that Felicity's secrets are slowly revealed to the reader.  This is the first book I have read by Rachel Barnett but I am sure I will be back for more. 

Rating 4/5
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A summer on the sea and in the sun having fun and romance. With beautiful characters. I loved reading this in the sun pretending I was on vacation. A great book to take you away and make you smile.
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A Summer on the Riviera is a nice summer read. 

The story is about Bella, who is hired as a stewardess for a luxury yacht for the summer. When the first set of guests arrive for their vacation Bella is faced with new and personal challenges while trying to adapt with life of a stewardess on the ocean.

This was a easy read. Initially I didn't get much into the story line but once all the characters were introduced, the story became more intriguing and I wanted to keep reading to see what happens at the end.
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Dissatisfied with her life Bella decides to quit her job in hotel management and take a position as the First Stewardess of a luxury superyacht.  Onboard she meets the first person to charter the yacht, a famous actress named Felicity, whom it seems is also dissatisfied with her life and dreams of her own escape.   Bella also has to contend with travel sickness, a cabin mate who obviously does not want her there, and the irresistible chemistry between her and a very famous party guest.  
A nice light, easy summer read.
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The perfect Summer Beach Read! Very easy to read with twist and turns that make you want more. If you are a fan of the show Below Deck on Bravo it is a must read!!
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Thanks to netgalley for the chance to read this book.

Bella lands the job on a private yacht as chief stewardess giving her the chance to a life she always dreamed of. The actress Felicity Jennedy is taking a break from her high flying life by taking a break on the Riviera with her family. As Bella and Felicity’s paths cross their lives change confronting family secrets and unexpected romances,
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The main character is Bella, who for reasons unknown at the beginning decides it's time for a career change and this story finds her on a luxury yacht looking after it's celebrity guests.
A perfect holiday read, thank you for the opportunity to read and review it
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A great holiday read , pure escapism!
It was interesting reading about life on board a super yacht from both the workers and the guests prospectives. A great story with many twists and turns to the plot. I was rooting for Bella in the end.
How the other half live ! 
A recommended read.
Thanks to Netgalley, Embla Books and Rachel Barnett for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review
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I was hoping it was going to be more like Below Deck, with lots more stories about several charters, and the adventures of Bella and the crew of Blue Skies. But it is all about one charter only. The attraction of Bella and Leo, the mystery illness of the primary guest, the relationships between the crew and the guests, and secrets that come out. It all just happens on the yacht in a beautiful part of the world. A nice holiday read
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An easy read, perfect as a holiday book. The story although predictable was lovely and I enjoyed it. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
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I really enjoyed learning a little about life on a super yacht. The setting was pure indulgence!
I liked the characters. However, I'd have liked Mel to evolve a little further, J-P to have been exposed and to know more about Jessica. Perhaps things have been left open for a sequel back on-board Blue Sky, though I'm not sure it has enough left to be made into a series. It was very standalone.
I enjoyed the read, the writing and the story. I'd definitely pick up more by this author.
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It’s going to be a perfect summer; hard work, but perfect cruising along the Italian coast on a super yacht. It’s Bella’s first job onboard, but certainly not her first time dealing with high-end clients so it shouldn’t be different from her hotel jobs. 
As you can imagine though, there is one guest that catches Bella’s eye, and it’s tricky to be professional, especially when he is always coming to her with requests. 
The romance is a little predictable (though very sweet) but the stories going on in the background are the real page turners!
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Easy to read, a definite one for a summer holiday. Well written, plenty of twists in the story, a stunning setting, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
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Loved this story of Bella and her job as chief stewardess on a luxury yacht. The characters drew me in from the very beginning and I raced through this lovely story. Will look out for more from this author.
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Not normally one for romances, but the setting on a yacht drew me in. Such a fun read! Sometimes a little hard to follow being told from multiple points of view, but I managed. It was a great story and a fun ending.
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well, i really wanted to enjoy this book more than i did. i tried so hard. i read the entire thing and it just still wasn't for me. tragic, but it happens! so. that's that. thank you so much, netgalley! you're the bees knees!!!
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