Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Julie Caplin, Harper Impulse and Netgalley for a copy to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a holiday romance that’s forever…
When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.
Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina.
But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…
Fancy a cruise around the Adriatic sea on a luxury yacht? Then join Maddie and her guests as they embark on this beautiful adventure.
Maddie is an aspiring artist who is offered a last minute job tending six wealthy passengers for a cruise around the Adriatic. The passengers include her friend’s brother Nick who she develops a love/hate relationship with immediately.
I’m a total sucker for location romances and this one was just sheer delight to read. It’s rare Croatia features in this genre so I was excited to read about the destinations which are beautifully described. The glistening ocean, the luxury of the yacht, the picturesque towns and the delicious food – everything is just described to perfection. I actually took the journey with Maddie.
On board the Yacht are a small bunch of wealthy and diverse characters. The main love interest and the brother of Maddie’s best friend is Nick – a Cumbrian farmer on board with his seemingly unpleasant model girlfriend and some other interesting characters from a world Maddie is not accustomed to.
I loved the character of Maddie – not afraid to speak her mind which often ends in an inappropriate comment or two and extremely down to Earth.
Overall – this book is a perfect and delightful summer read – highly recommended.
Author Bio – Julie Caplin
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.
Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her twelfth novel, The Secret Cove in Croatia published in ebook format this July.
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