Delighted to be hosting a stop on this blog tour today
|One More Chapter|
30 June 2021
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour
Welcome to the Beach Reads Book Club...where love is just a page away...When Lottie Watt is unceremoniously booted out of her uptight book club for not following the rules, she decides to throw the rulebook out the window and start her own club–one where conversation, gin and cake take precedent over actually having read the book!The Beach Reads Book Club soon finds a home for its meetings at Books by the Bay, a charming bookshop and café owned by gorgeous, brooding Matthew Steele, and as the book club picks heat up, so too does the attraction between Matt and Lottie.If there’s anything Lottie has learned from the romances she’s been reading, it’s that the greatest loves are the ones hardest earned.
A love letter to chick lit, romance, rom coms, whatever you want to call them!
📖 My thoughts..
Lottie Watt decides that she's had enough of the stuffy book club which reminds her of being back at school and with a couple of friends who enjoy some of the more raunchy variety of chick lit, Lottie persuades the owner of the local book shop to let them use Books by the Bay as the venue for their Beach Reads Book Club. The book shop is charming and Matthew Steele, the handsome shop owner, although a little reserved, soon finds that Lottie's considerable charm and vibrant personality starts to melt his frosty exterior. What then follows is a story which is just a delight to read as not only do we follow Lottie's endeavours as she sets to work to make her book club welcoming and friendly, but we also see how she starts to work her special magic on Matthew.
The book club is a fabulous idea, as all the members have their own reasons for attending but what brings them together, initially, is their need for companionship and their shared love of books. I love stories about books within books and each of the chapters are clevely headed with the book group choice for that particular month, some titles I was familiar with, whilst others had me scurrying to find out more, but what made me laugh out loud was the reaction of the club members to their book club choices, especially octogenarian, Audrey, who has her own special way of bringing the book club to life. The Beach Reads Book Club is lively and warm, funny and sometimes a little bit sad, but throughout it all the author brings everything life so that you can't help but fall in love with the characters and hope that things turn out well for them and especially for Lottie and Matthew.
As always Kathryn Freeman has given us a light, entertaining read which is both wise and compassionate, and yet there is also a hint of passionate romance to get the pulses racing. The Beach Reads Book Club is both a perfect beach read and a perfect book club read.
About the Author
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero. I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers-and heroes come in many disguise.
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