Friday, 3 July 2020

Sun, Sea and Sangria by Victoria Cooke

Today I am excited to share with you my review of this wonderful, romantic and sunshine filled new release from Victoria Cooke. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to join the tour, and for my copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 

Book Description

Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing all-male dance troupe – the Heavenly Hunks.

With golden beaches, sparkling blue water and relaxing after work with a glass of sangria – or three – for Kat, it’s summer all year round. But despite life being postcard perfect, Kat can’t help but wonder if she is missing out on the most important thing of all… love.

The dancers are all well-known for their flirtatious antics and aren’t looking for anything serious… except Jay. Sitting by the pool, watching the sun reflecting in the water, Kat feels like she can tell him anything.

Handsome, caring and a good listener, he ignites a fire in Kat’s heart that scares her witless. But her relationship with Jay should stay strictly professional… right? There is absolutely no way that she can be his boss and his date.

As the temperature rises, will Kat be able to take the plunge, let go of her past and find romance in paradise?

My Review
Kat is enjoying the new life she has created for herself in the Canary Islands. She moved there after the break up of her toxic marriage dramatically ended. 
With the year round sunshine and its beautiful beaches it seems like the perfect place to get over her ended marriage. Kat has sworn off men since she arrived on the islands and is sticking to it. 
Kat has spent her time working hard on building her business managing an exotic dance group, The Heavenly Hunks. Kat has made a good name for herself and the hunks and has a good following within the Canary Islands, holding shows at many of the hotels and resorts on the islands. 
Kat is very close to the team of hunks but she does remain professional at all times with them. 
it is after one of their famous shows that Kat meets Jay. He said he wants to join the hunks so Kat gives him an audition. He is great at what he does and Kat offers him the chance to join her team. 
Jay proves to be a great addition to the team, but Kat is wary. She is finding herself drawn to him and the is something she cannot allow to happen. The more time the two of them spend together though the more she gets to know him. Will Kat be able to put the hurt of the past behind her and let Jay in, of will she let her past dictate her future.
This is such a hot and inviting read. I adored it from beginning to end, and did not want to put it down. 
The setting for this book sounds simply gorgeous and you can almost feel the Canarian sunshine radiate from the pages. 
Kat does a great job of managing the Hunks and from the description of each of them they all sound    positively dreamy and live up to their name, The Heavenly Hunks. 
Kat was a great character to get to know. As you read through he book you get and insight into her past and why her marriage failed.  This at times can make for difficult reading, but does explain her behaviour with Jay. 
Jay was an interesting and complex character within the book. He too has a difficult past and one he doesn't want to share with everyone. He does let Kat in on his past which is a sign of how much he trusts her and wants to get to know her better, and it is clear from the outset that he is attracted to Kat. 
The writing style of the book really flows well and is engaging from the very beginning. The story is full of twists and turns and will keep you guessing right up until the end. 
This is a sizzling hot read that whisks you away to beautiful beaches and sparkling seas, and will be the perfect addition to your summer reading. 

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About the Author

Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she's not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she's always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers' courses before completing her first novel, 'The Secret to Falling in Love,' in 2016 which was selected for onscreen adaptation in April 2020.

Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.

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