The Love Island Bookshop by Kate Frost – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Kate Frost and Lemon Tree Press for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears?

When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life.

While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise.

Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again?

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My Thoughts

I feel as though I’ve just returned form a stunning and serene holiday in the Maldives after reading this novel.  It’s a wonderful novel of romance, travel and books and my only negative point is that I cannot go to the Maldives and open a bookshop like this myself.

The setting is idyllic and beautifully described.  I felt relaxed just reading about it.  The beautiful beaches and resort were amazing and I could totally imagine myself perusing the bookshop then finding the perfect shaded reading spot to spend the day. 

I loved the character of Freya.  She’s vulnerable and very relatable and doesn’t give herself enough credit.  The more I learned about the more protective I felt and really just wanted her to find peace and calm on the island. 

One of my favourite tropes in romance is two possible love interests.  I love trying to figure out which potential suitor will win the day and enjoy following my gut feelings about each one. 

The Love Island Bookshop is a fabulous, summery read in a beautiful destination with books as a central theme.  I couldn’t ask for more in a romance novel and it was perfect.     

Author Bio – Kate Frost

Kate Frost is the author of best-selling romantic escape novels (The Baobab Beach Retreat, A Starlit Summer, The Greek Heart and The Amsterdam Affair), character-driven women’s fiction (The Butterfly Storm series and Beneath the Apple Blossom), and Time Shifters, a time travel adventure trilogy for children. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates.

Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, young son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Frodo. As well as writing novels, she’s also the Director of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival that she co-founded in Bristol in 2019 with the ethos of making books accessible to all and encouraging children and teens to read, write and be creative. Kate feels incredibly lucky to spend her days writing and being immersed in books.

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