Synopsis: Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.
Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …
My review: A lovely little novella perfect for summer reading.
I wasn’t sure at first though. I struggled to start with to like Alicia, she didn’t come across as very likeable and certainly not as professional as the character believed they were. However by the end of the book I was rooting for her just as much as Jack.
This is all told from the perspective of Alicia but I’ve read in other reviews that there will soon be a follow up from Jack’s perspective which I’d like to see.
Being a novella it’s a quick read, great for sitting in the garden on a sunny afternoon. And it’s also re-ignited my desire to go back to the Lake District. It’s been far too long. Lovely book, really enjoyed it.
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