My Review:A romance between an ambitious young music executive and the aging celebrity song writer who is 18 months overdue on his latest delivery.
The description of this book is seriously misleading! From reading that description, you would think that this is a love story (heck, you should think that even from the title!) And that's where you'd be wrong -- for almost the entire book, the MC Juliet (the "ambitious young music executive") is cozying up to a tennis player from New Zealand. It isn't until the last 20% of the book that she decides (somehow) that she is in love with a song writer -- despite absolutely no indications in the rest of the book that she has any romantic interest in this guy, she slips and falls and he helps her up and she decides she's in love! Very bizarre. I felt a bit blindsided. The one saving grace in this book is the setting -- I want to visit Majorca so much! But I didn't really need to know every single stitch of clothing each person wore, every morsel of food they ate and, again, the daily spritz of perfume.
Unfortunately, the only other book I've read by Anita Hughes, Rome in Love, was also a bust for me and for many of the same reasons -- I can't seem to jive with her third person POV, which tells rather than shows. I can't say that I would recommend this one -- I would instead read Elin Hilderbrand, Nancy Thayer, or Rosalind James for contemporary summer island romance. Island in the Sea comes out next week, April 16, 2016, and you can purchase HERE!
"Don't tell me you are in a long distance relationship filled with Skype session and endless texts." Lionel sighed. "The fastest way to end the human race is to conduct love affairs through a metallic device that AutoCorrects every original thought."