Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little cottage away from it all, long walks in the country and just a bit of time away from it all. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorkshire seaside town, it seems it is not the place they thought it was…
May has never quite found her niche in life, or her Mr Right. Then in Dullem she falls hook line and sinker at first glance for one of the inhabitants – but he’s already taken.
Lara is living with James and his awful step-children who taunt her with tales of his younger, prettier ex whom they adored. The woman who Lara walks in to find James in bed with despite all his protestations that he wouldn’t touch her again with a barge pole. Reeling from the hurt, she needs the sea air of Dullem to heal her. What she doesn’t need is to be constantly in battle with the owner of the holiday cottage – a man who is every bit as bitter and resentful and untrusting of the other sex as she is.
Clare’s fiance Hugh wants her to go and live abroad with him for two years, but she’s just been offered the promotion of a life-time. She needs some headspace to think about what she needs to do, but then she meets a very bad boy who is everything Hugh isn’t – impulsive, wild and dangerous. Will this holiday be the break they all need?
Or will it bring them all to breaking point…?
My opinion: This is the first Milly Johnson book I’ve read, despite having had a few on my TBR for ages. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read one of Milly’s books as I absolutely loved this book!
It’s about a group of three friends with high powered London jobs who all have bad luck with men and no time to relax. They decide to go off on a spa break to relax and catch up, but things don’t quite go to plan. They end up in Ren Dullem which seems like a seaside equivalent to Royston Vaysey! Despite initial reservations, they carry on with their holiday and adventures ensue.
Each of the characters in this book were well crafted and easy to visualise. I loved the way that he book was written and the detail was enough to ignite the readers imagination without being too heavy. The book has a sprinkling of fantasy, but just enough to make it a bit different without going into the realms of vampires and trolls.
I really enjoyed this book and looked forward to picking it up in any spare time, which is definitely the mark of a good book. If I could have I would have stayed up all night to read it! I won’t leave it too long before picking up another of Milly’s books!
My rating: A fabulous five stars!