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Monte Carlo means different things to different people; a billionaires playground, overflowing with glitz and glamour but also where dangerous secrets hide.
For Nanette Weston, and her then fiancé, F1 racing driver Zac Ewart, their dream life came to an abrupt halt 3 years ago following a car accident which Zac walked away from, but left Nanette being airlifted back to the UK, never to return and never to see her fiancé again.
Monte Carlo was a place she wanted to forget, not revisit. But when her friend and employer, Vanessa asks Nanette to look after her children in the Principality for a few months, Nanette knew she had no choice but to return.
As the F1 circus once again comes to town, with Zac in pole position, mistakes of the past, leave legacies for the future…
This book was previously published as Follow Your Star by Jennifer Bohnet.
Whenever I travel anywhere in one of Jennifer Bohnet’s novels, I always take a little piece of it to keep in my head as a souvenir. One Summer in Monte Carlo is no different. Jennifer writes about Montel Carlo with such vividity and passion that visiting this time felt as though I was returning to a place that is familiar but with so much left to explore. The combination of tourist areas and the more traditional side of Monte Carlo was such an experience and set around the Grand Prix gave it all some added excitement.
Nanette is such a sweet character, recovering from a traumatic experience that she cannot remember and struggling with her return to Monte Carlo. I just felt instantly protective over her and became suspicious of anyone who tried to befriend her. I loved watching her confidence grow as she once again found her feet. The romance did go in a different turn than I was expecting, not less enjoyable, just surprising and delightful and I enjoyed watching Nanette learn to love herself again.
Jennifer always adds a gentle element of mystery or drama to her romance novels and this one had several little subplots to keep the pace moving swiftly and the pages turning. In this novel we have the strange behaviour of Mattieu (the father of the children Nanette is caring for), an ex who seems to be hiding something, a best friend and husband in potential danger in the Amazon and a pregnant sister and meddling mother-in-law.
All of these elements combine to make a delightful summer read in a luxurious and vibrant setting and I loved it. Bring a little sunshine back into your life and read a copy of One Summer in Monte Carlo.
Author Bio – Jennifer Bohnet
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 14 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
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