I am so excited to put this book out into the world. It’s a little bit different from my first book but I hope my readers will enjoy it just as much (maybe more?!!).
Part of the book is set in Catalonia – the region of Spain that runs down from Barcelona through the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada taking in part of the Pyrenees. It is my second favourite part of the world to visit (you’ll have to wait until book 4 to find out my first favourite!!) and my partner and I go there most summers. I hope you enjoy reading about this amazing part of Spain in my book, as Fran and her friends come to terms with love and loss and life in general on the Catalonian beaches. I’ve written a blog post about fun things to do on the Costa Dorada, but it will be published as part of the blog tour in June (funnily enough while I’m in Catalonia!!).
In the meantime, if you haven’t bought the book yet, would you like a taster of the opening paragraphs? OK then!!
It started at the party. His hands on my hips, my forehead against his shoulder. He asked me to dance but he didn’t know how. We stood together at the edge of the dance floor shaking with laughter at his two left feet. I don’t know how long we stood there. I don’t know if anybody noticed.
He’d waited for me, sitting with my friends, not sure if I’d turn up or not. I wasn’t in the habit of going to work Christmas parties; I only went in the end because he said he would be there, because he said he would wait for me. I arrived just as the main course was being served. I slipped into the seat next to him. His hand brushed against my thigh as I sat down. He held my gaze for longer than he should have done.
I fell in love with him that night as we stood on the dance floor laughing, my hands on his waist, feeling the muscles of his back, the warmth of his body, through his dress shirt, the press of him against my hip.
That was where it began. I sometimes wonder if that should have been where it ended.
But later that evening, as I got out of his car, and I said those words I should have kept to myself, we both knew there was no going back.
And if you’d like to listen to clip of the audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Gabby Glaister, then it’s right here!
If you fancy buying yourself a copy after that then your buying options are below. And if you’ve read an ARC and have left a review on Netgalley or Goodreads, I’d love it if you could put your review up on Amazon for me.
Thank you to all my lovely readers – you have no idea how much I appreciate you all.