Sunrise on the Coast - Lilac Mills
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When a holiday becomes something more… Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother, Sophie needs to get away from it all. On a much-needed break to Tenerife, she stumbles across a Help Wanted sign for local pensioner, Hugo, and on a leap of faith she accepts the job. But life on the island isn’t all sun, sea and siestas… Hugo’s beautiful villa is under threat and, to complicate matters, his brooding (but handsome) nephew, Alex, has shown up full of suspicion towards Sophie. Her hands full dealing with difficult men and a clearly unreciprocated attraction towards Alex, Sophie needs to decide if her future lies in Tenerife or if her holiday is officially over.
This is certainly a very light read book regardless of the primary subject matter. It is easy and in the end, uplifting. It did take me quite a while to get into it as it was quite slow, to begin with. However, once you have gotten to know Sophie and you are on Tenerife with her, it really starts to pick up. It was a little saccharine in places, and things did fall into place a little too easily but if you went with the flow and emerged yourself in the essence of the book it made for a pleasant read. Sophie has lost her mother and is at a bit of a loss as what to do with her life. Her life had revolved around looking after her mother, and now she is gone she has to start looking after herself. She goes on holiday to Tenerife, and before long, the island has won her heart, and she starts to make future plans. I learnt so much about Tenerife. It hasn’t been somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit, but all the descriptions of the mountains and the views have changed my mind. I love Lilac Mills’ books, but this wasn’t one of my favourite of hers. I’m not sure if it was the mixture of moroseness from the main character and the little bit too sickly sweet perfectness that is intertwined that has me coming to this conclusion. I’m usually smiling along with her characters and rooting for their happiness, but I didn’t really like either of Sophie’s love interests so didn’t really feel invested in that side of things. However, it was a lighthearted and good-natured read. Nothing majorly wrong with it but not one I will be thinking of for long after finishing.
- Sunrise on the Coast
- Date Started
- 20th June 2020
- Date Finished
- 23rd June 2020
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