The Accidental Holiday

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Pub Date Jul 04 2024 | Archive Date Jul 16 2024


This is an uncorrected proof copy. There may be some spelling or grammar mistakes that will not be in the final version. 

Escape to Mallorca with this cute, forced proximity romcom – the perfect beach read

A totally gorgeous and escapist romcom. Fans of Beth O’Leary and Emily Henry will be totally hooked from the very first page.

Maya loves structure. She loves to plan. She never makes a decision without doing a pros and cons list first. She’s been planning her dream getaway for a long time.

Alex is laid back. He’s learnt the hard way that you can’t control what happens in life, so he’s stopped trying. When he sees an incredible offer on a luxury holiday, he books it without a second thought.

It is only when they arrive at the 5-star resort that they learn there’s a problem: somehow they’ve ended up booked into the same room.

With no other option but to share their suite, could Maya and Alex learn that opposites really do attract?

Readers loved Mimi's debut, Love on the Menu:

‘A delicious rom com! In Love on the Menu, Deb pens a stirring story about serendipitous connections and chasing your dreams that readers are sure to enjoy’ Kate Bromley, author of Talk Bookish to Me

‘This slow-burn rom com has the most delicious payoff! With hilarious and witty prose and characters who won’t leave your brain, Love on the Menu is a vibrant, fresh take on modern love!’ Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged

‘A really sweet and warm-hearted read’ Niamh Hargan, author of Twelve Days in May

Love on the Menu is a delicious delight! A unique meet-cute that blossoms into a beautifully imagined, gorgeous love story. It's packed with wisdom, humour and brilliant characters and I adored every page’ Miranda Dickinson, author of All My Love

‘Oooff. This did things to my heart … what an innovative and totally unique novel. I loved every single second of it’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolute delight to read! The characters are well-developed and their journeys are both heartwarming and relatable … The descriptions of the food and the restaurant scenes are so vivid that I could almost taste the dishes being cooked.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The idea is original and I love the writing’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An extremely compelling five-star read’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is an uncorrected proof copy. There may be some spelling or grammar mistakes that will not be in the final version. 

Escape to Mallorca with this cute, forced proximity romcom – the perfect beach...

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It's such a fantastic plot! I could not put the book down once I began reading it. I cannot wait for it to be released. I will recommend it to everyone, I'm sure they'll enjoy it as well.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this story and how it seemed like it could be light hearted but also had some great depth to it. Maya and Alex are good characters.

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Deb’s storytelling was exceptional. This was such a fun and loving story. And I love how brilliantly the pacing was done, I couldn’t put it down.

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Two very different characters Alex- laid back, a risk taker and easy going, the other Maya- a careful decision maker whose life is planned and followed according to her own set of rules and lists. Both book a holiday at the same time but an error means they are now forced together in close proximity.

I enjoyed the storyline. A holiday set in a beautiful resort with sunshine, romance, misunderstandings and love in the equation. Once you get to know the characters you understand more about why they are the way they are.

I love a holiday romance and I loved this book. It didn’t disappoint.

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This is a really cute romance. I loved discovering how two very hurt people who are carrying a lot of baggage and have fences up to protect their hearts somehow manage to release a little chink. The premise of a booking hiccup and the hotel and flight being double booked is a good one and opens the couple up to endless errors and catches and the glitches add humour and keep the plot bouncing along. Not everything is smoothed out and bumps remain however the book is comforting as it describes a scene that I imagine walking into, having myself breakfast at the hotel and then a drink overlooking the sunset. Very calming and hopeful.

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What a fantabulously sunny five-star read. What I would give to be in the Sunset Suite in the Sunset Paradiso, I would even happily share just for a nice break. I am so in need!! All of the characters play a great part, they pull you in and wrap you into the story so hard you can feel the sun on your skin you get pulled so far into the story. This story will have you dreaming about holidays and would make the perfect summer read you could enjoy it in the sunshine while sipping a sangria or enjoy it in the rain and it will make you feel like you are sipping sangria in the sunshine. This story will capture you; you will feel Maya when she feels like nothing else could possibly go wrong, or right as the case may be. Maya can be a little annoying at times, as she is a little dry at first, until she gets used to the sunshine and starts to relax a little. Once you get into this story it will work its way into you heart and never leave.

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I am very excited to be reading this book! My full review to follow.
Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Holiday nightmare- turning up at the airport to find your booking doesn't exist!
The odds of having a great holiday are scuppered for Maya as she finds out her booking doesn't exist, someone else is in her seat and worse still her hotel room!
Determined to still make the most of it she tries to follow her itinerary only to find herself tangled up in Alex's plans instead.
This is a lovely, sunshine filled romantic tale of a relationship forged from a comedy of errors and misunderstandings.

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A perfect lazy Saturday afternoon read. I loved it . Told in difference chapters by the two main characters Maya and Alex. They are like chalk and cheese . One mistake led to a brilliant story. I loved it. Maya’ s rules were fab for the room . I loved how she planned everything . The music theme in the book was good. Alex was so chilled. A great read. You will love it .

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I absolutely loved Love In The Menu so I super excited for Mimis latest book! I love a good forced proximity opposites attract book and I think this would make a great beach read! I will be sharing a full thoughts and review very soon as I am catching up on reviews due to a health issue.

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Absolutely loved this hot summer read. The characters where fantastic and the location made me want to go there! A really beautiful love story of two people unexpectedly thrown together. Definitely destined to be together.

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