Sun, Sea and Sangria
by Victoria Cooke
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Pub Date 10 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 19 Aug 2020
Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing an all-male dance troupe – the Heavenly Hunks.
With golden beaches, sparkling blue water and relaxing after work with a glass of sangria – or three – for Kat, it’s summer all year round.
But despite life being postcard-perfect, Kat can’t help but wonder if she is missing out on the most important thing of all . . . love.
The dancers are all well known for their flirtatious antics and aren’t looking for anything serious . . . except Jay.
Handsome, caring and a good listener, he ignites a fire in Kat’s heart that scares her witless. But her relationship with Jay should stay strictly professional . . . right?
As the temperature rises, will Kat be able to take the plunge, let go of her past and find romance in paradise?
Fans of As Greek as It Gets, Sunrise Over Sapphire Bay, and My Greek Island Summer will love Victoria Cooke!Readers LOVE Sun, Sea and Sangria!
‘Wow, wow, wow… I read it in one hot afternoon in the garden, and felt even hotter while reading it. I love, loved, loved it…’ – 5 Stars, Rachel’s Random Resources
‘Reading this book made me smile and transported me to a world of sunshine, sea and a drop or two of sangria…I recommend you pull up a sun lounger, pour yourself something fruity and potent, and settle down for a delicious and entertaining read.’ – 5 Stars, NetGalley Reviewer
‘It's engrossing, entertaining, heartwarming and it made me laugh.’ – 5 Stars, NetGalley Reviewer
‘You might guess how this will end but gosh it has a unique way of getting there… A fun read with good characters you will root for.’ – 5 Stars, NetGalley Reviewer
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Wow, wow, wow, I never thought anything would beat The Holiday Cruise, as my favourite Victoria Cooke book (and I still want a sequel to it!), but I think this may have done - its just what I needed!!
....Canary Island location
.... exotic dance troup
.... a will they, won't they romance?
... some bad blind dates
... all Canary Island talent contest featuring some fabulous acts
.... an all around fabulous feel good book that really got me hot under the collar!
I was hooked from the first few moments of this book, from the first mentions of oil, and that first performance we see of The Heavenly Hunks - think Magic Mike-esuqe entertainment. Given I saw Magic Mike Live earlier this year before lockdown, I could really picture just about all the scenes of the Hunks so so clearly.
Anyone that knows me knows I love holiday style entertainment, and I'm quite happy to go to a ticketed extravaganza of a show whether on holiday or at home, so everything about this book appealed to me. Add in a Canary Islands location, featuring Tenerife, Gran Canaria and a small stint in Lanzarote, a set of island I know fairly well, and this really is just the perfect book for me.
I read it in one hot afternoon in the garden, and well felt even hotter while reading it. This is perfect poolside, beach, garden reading, or even on a cold winters day if you want to feel a whole lot warmer!
It's a story that hit all the right buttons with me, it had me laughing and also on the verge of tears at points, as we see how Kat is trying her best to manage the hunks, and also we get snippets of just what happened in her past, that led to her living in Tenerife for 8 years.
And Jay, what can I say about Jay, other than gimme.... I want him in my life!! And the rest of the boys really had a soft spot in my heart too.
There is so much going on in this book that its really quite fast paced, and I loved every single second of it. I want more from this location, I'd love to see more from the Hunks, and generally I just want more Victoria Cooke books, like this that hit all right notes for me.
I love, loved, loved it.... gimme more! Now why isn't there a pool anywhere near here, I need to cool off?!!!
Thank you to HQ Digital and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This has been the PERFECT escapist read. Lockdown has definitely been made better with this utter gem of a book. I have absolutely adored everything about this one and completely devoured this book in just one sitting. I am a huge fan of this author anyway but this is definitely my new favourite. It's made me laugh out loud on occasions. The story is definitely as beautiful as the cover. Cooke paints the picture so perfectly I have felt I've been able to escape and this is definitely a book which has lifted my spirits. I have really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to recommend this to everyone else. This is without a doubt a five star read for me. It's fun and heartwarming, also written by one of my favourite authors. Definitely one to check out because this is fantastic.