Dreaming of St-Tropez

Written by T. A. Williams

 

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The perfect summer escape on the French Riviera. Sun, sea and secrets…

After a disagreement with a billionaire, architect Jess Milton is ‘let go’ from her job. However fortune intervenes – an elderly client asks Jess to dog-sit overweight, but loveable dog Brutus in St. Tropez.

Fed up with the mega-rich, Jess is reluctant to visit the playground of billionaires, but an all-expenses-paid trip and the promise of sunshine seals the deal.

Little does Jess know how much time she’ll be spending with the family living in St. Tropez. The sullen, but very good-looking David and his millionaire father are both welcoming but guarded, haunted by their pasts…

Can Jess bring some sunshine back into their lives – and, just maybe, find love in the process?

A heart-warming, funny and emotional journey for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.

 

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Five Full, Golden, Sunny Stars!  5 stars

 

It’s an absolute pleasure and delight to have indulged in another gorgeous read from the pen (or perhaps computer?) of T. A. Williams.

Jess Milton’s friend Hope has a poster of St-Tropez which she looks at longingly and dreams of the day she may finally manage to visit. When Jess stands up to a Russian oligarch not used to hearing the word ‘no’ he extracts his revenge by getting her fired from her architect’s job. Just as she’s enjoying her gardening leave, courtesy of a generous payoff, a former client asks her to get in touch, then makes her an offer which she really cannot refuse. In the course of carrying out this favour, she gets to make Hope’s dream come true as well. Result!

As always, this author has a flair for setting his novel in an awe-inspiring location and then proceeding to make the reader feel like a local. The information on St-Tropez and the surrounding area would put any tourist information kiosk to shame, and I can’t imagine I’m the only person feeling like having an extended stay there by the time I settled into this read.

With an idyllic location, the story is as well-written and flowing as always. A good plot with well rounded characters who feel so real that I would expect to meet them if I ever managed to visit the area. As in all Trevor Williams’ books, there is the inclusion of a black labrador, showing all the traits of this wonderful breed and, for me, the icing on the cake of each of this author’s novels. A good satisfying read, with all the storylines neatly tied off and a sense of goodwill as you reach the end. Why wouldn’t you add this to your reading list? Perfect holiday read and worthy of a full five golden, sunny stars!

My thanks to publishers Canelo for auto-approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

 

Tags: rom-com

 

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 935 KB
  • Publisher: Canelo
  • Publication Date: 7 May 2018
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/c8vZ6bd

 

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Meet the Author

 

61oc6Fq1KwL._SY200_I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds” one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.

 

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