A Summer at Sea - Katie Fforde
Reading Challenge Category: 0.99p from Amazon
Official Book Blurb:
Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air. So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance. But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?
I found this book really boring. I mean it was ok, and I got through it reasonably quickly, but it was just a nothing of a book, as nothing seemed to happen. Even the protagonist seemed bored and kept falling asleep and having naps! There was no real chemistry between Emily and Alasdair; it all seemed forced for the sake of it; she hardly ever saw him for crying out loud. Months went by, and she saw him like twice yet he turned out to be the man of her dreams, and she fell madly in love but based on what? There just seemed to be nothing happening and nothing pushing the romance and the story forward. And don’t even get me started on the nonsense everyone was spewing about her having to have a baby and that she had to get a move on. Having a baby is not the be-all and end-all; people can function in life without having to have a baby!! She seemed perfectly happy single but then after a few people said she should have a baby she miraculously decided that’s all she wanted in life. I’m quite disappointed as I’ve been meaning to read a Katie Fforde book for ages after a friend recommended her to me years and years ago and I just never got around to it. Maybe I just chose the wrong one to start off with?