One Hot Summer: A laugh-out-loud love story

One Hot Summer: A laugh-out-loud love story

by Kat French

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ISBN-13: 9780007577620
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 855,105
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kat was born and raised in the heart of the Black Country, where she still lives with her husband and her two little boys.She grew up with a healthy obsession for books, and several years ago she promised her husband she would write novels if Santa gave her a macbook for Christmas. It's a promise she is very glad to have kept.

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One Hot Summer: A laugh-out-loud love story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Musings_of_Madjy More than 1 year ago
I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own. This was a fun romance that felt different in that it had so many layers. You had the main couple, Robinson and Alice, their exes and celebrity, their developing friendships with the Borne neighbors, the manor itself, the glampsite... And, despite all of those details, nothing is lost. It's just so well done and the world is so rich, with wonderful little touches that create this mesmerizing and downright charming world. The build up of romance between Robinson and Alice is the type that I love since it acknowledges their immediate physical attraction (though not even in an InstaLust way), but focuses on the friendship that blooms over the course of the story. You believe in them as a couple and definitely can't help but root for them. The villagers add so much to the story that I would be remiss to leave out more of a mention of them. Niamh, the best friend; Hazel, the eccentric Earthy "witch"; Stewie, the ex-porn star; Ewan, the goth teenager... Are they caricatures? Sure, but they are so darn fun! They all have great hearts and quirky personalities. :) I recommend this to anyone who enjoys semi-steamy romance with a quirky cast of characters.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "Welcome to Borne, Cowboy." Stars! Kat French absolutely bowls it out of the park again with her latest offering, One Hot Summer, I have adored each and every one of this authors 'Chick-Lit' offerings and Alice McBride’s story is no exception. Once again Kat has managed to pull together an endearing cast of eclectic secondary characters, as well as two extremely likeable main ones. "Naked painters and porn star neighbors. And there was I thinking this place was going to be dull." Alice having been publicly humiliated by her toad of an actor husband, finds herself in dire straits when she realizes that she is at risk of losing her beloved Borne Manor to the bank, in an effort to alleviate some of the financial strain she rents the property out for the summer. And takes to living in an old Airstream trailer in the garden. Initially she has no idea that Robinson Duff, is more than just your run-of-the-mill cowboy, but it doesn’t take long for the rest of her quirky tenants to fill her in on exactly who he is. After a rocky start a strong attraction builds between them. This story had so many layers to it, and around the building of Robinson and Alice’s relationship, you get to meet and to know the rest of the people that Alice has in her life, Niamh; best-friend and local artist, Stewie; ex-porn star and wig aficionado, and practicing with Hazel to name but a few. It was almost like reading a Richard Curtis movie in that everything is quite light-hearted, but when the feels come they are for the right things and at the right points in the story. I think this author excels in books of this genre, I wish there were more of them and that they were released at more regular intervals, but I suppose the wait is worthwhile, because you get such a high quality, classy read every time, and I think this is probably because of the time and care that has been taken into getting everything 'just right'. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.