Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Review of One Hot Summer by Kat French

The bit on the back...

Being married to a celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when that celebrity has a very public affair with his co-star…

Alice McBride is determined that the one thing she won't lose in her marriage breakup is Borne Manor, her beloved home, but she gets more than she bargained for when she rents it out for the summer and a sexy cowboy comes to stay.

Country music star Robinson Duff has had his own share of heartbreak and needs somewhere quiet to hide out for the summer. Neither Alice nor Robinson are in any position for romance; the timing is terrible and they're both rebounding like out of control frisbees.

Can a holiday romance help mend their broken hearts. Or will it just make things even worse when the long hot summer comes to its inevitable end?

Firstly thank you to Avon for the review copy of this title via NetGalley. I have two of Kat's pervious books on my kindle however this is the first one I've gotten around to reading. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be a massive understatement because I bloody loved this! Twitter, as always, is a good source for book recommendations and the buzz surrounding this book was so on point it was ridiculous. If you're looking for a funny, sexy (and I mean hot sexy), romantic read for this summer then look no further. No. Actual. Further!

The story is all about two main characters Alice McBride and Robinson Duff. On the outside the characters couldn't appear more different from one another but as they get to know each other they realise that they have a lot more in common than they first thought, especially when it comes to heartbreak. Alice is desperate to hold on to her beloved home after the demise of her marriage and ends up renting it to rugged, handsome, any other synonym of good-looking that there is, Robinson Duff. The story follows their summer romance.

I have a thing for country music. Any guy who can sing with that signature country twang, play the guitar and rock a cowboy hat whilst doing so ranks highly in my estimation! Robinson Duff was no different. After some initial hesitation and dubiousness from both Alice and Robinson the pair embark on their hot and intense summer affair. They are so suited and both act as a break from reality for the other. I loved all of their scenes together, especially the dialogue between them because it's clear they have a real friendship blossoming underneath all the attraction between them.

Kat has created this great love story between Alice and Robinson, the very nature of their "only for the summer" romance filled the storyline with an increased passion and sense of angst at the prospect of summer ending. The motley band of characters surrounding Alice and Robinson were true to themselves throughout the entire story and they alone made for some laugh out loud moments.

After reading this Kat has firmly situated herself on my list of go to authors, I can't wait to start Undertaking Love and The Piano Man Project now! 

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