Up in the magical, snow-kissed mountains
Two years ago, Annie Brewer's life was turned upside down when her adrenaline-junkie husband died in a tragic climbing accident. So she's hoping that moving to the beautiful village of Santorso in the Italian Alps will finally put her life back on track!
anything can happen!
She might be going into business with her oldest friend notorious lady-charmer Matt Brown but men are definitely out of the question for Annie! That is, until she bumps into tall, dark and delicious Alessandro Lago on the ski slopes and spontaneously says Yes' to a date!
It must be the crisp, mountain air but suddenly, anything seems possible. The only trouble is, chivalrous Matt is looking more gorgeous than everPraise for T. A. Williams
T. A. Williams has that gorgeous way of writing a feel good story and something which will easily make you smile he's absolutely backed up that men can write chick-lit.' - Reviewed The Book (TOP 1000 Amazon Reviewer)
When Alice met Danny is maybe the first book in this genre I have read that is written by a man, and T. A. Williams has done a splendid job!' - Rachale's Reads
I have read others of the author's books and have loved them equally. I wanted to jet off to join them and I bet you will too Great characters, a fun and enjoyable read that will leave you with a big smile on your face.' - Jilllovestoread
I had my doubts as to whether a 'bloke' would get it! To get beneath the skin of a woman and process how she'd feel in various scenario's. Let's just say I don't have any longer Trevor you nailed it.' - Crooksonbooks
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About the Author
I was born and bred in Devon, down in the south west of England. it's a lovely area and it's no surprise that I've used it for four of my books. I lived and worked in Italy for eight years, before coming back with my Italian wife and our daughter. I've been writing since I was 12. I write all sorts, from thrillers to historical novels and, above all, humour. They say I've got a very English sense of humour, even if my mum was Scottish and my dad was Welsh.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm a huge fan of Trevor's books so I have been looking forward to this one ever since I finished the last! There is something oddly comforting like putting on an old cardi and knowing you will be snuggly from the start. This time we meet Annie, she has had a rough couple of years, her hubby died in a climbing accident and she is finding it difficult to come to terms with her loss. She embarks on a whole new venture opening a language school. She has the support of Steve's best friend and she comes to rely on Matt rather a lot. There are plenty of characters in this story to add to the appeal and potentially some new romantic interests for Annie. Let's just say if I had my choice out of the men available there would be no doubt which one scores highly. There is so much going on and you get drawn into the setting very quickly I have never been skiing in my life and have had no inclination to do so, but this tale almost tempted me with the sheer beauty portrayed of the slopes, snow and coffee shops! The familiar elements all made a welcome appearance, this time a rather nice Ferrari and an adorable Labrador named Leo. There is plenty of humour included with the drama. I love the way I can immediately fall into 'chick-lit' land and enjoy a super story without having to think too hard. That is in no way meant to sound derogatory it is a huge compliment to an author who can lift my mood and keep me entertained often during difficult times. I think with the next book I am going to keep a tally of how many bottles of wine are included because there seem to be more featured in each book! Thanks to Trevor, Carina and Netgalley for the pleasure of reading this in exchange for my honest opinion.
Review originally posted on my blog Living Life With Joy (dot) com. Check out my blog for more reviews, author interviews, excerpts and giveaways! Annie Brewer had her entire life turned upside down when her husband Steve died in a terrible accident, but now two years later, she’s finally ready to take control of her life again. Ready for a new path and a new project, Annie begins to set up shop by opening a school in the Italian Alps. While she ventures out on her new path, Annie runs into Steve’s best friend, Matt, who is also on a new path in life. Matt becomes a permanent fixture in her life, and she’s thankful to have him around for support. However easy he may be on the eyes, Annie’s wary of his playboy past and wandering eye and only thinks of him as an older brother figure in her life. Is Matt the same old player or has he changed over the years? Will Annie be ready to allow another man into her life after losing the great love of her life and best friend? After only a few pages, I found myself vested in the story and eagerly looking forward to seeing where this story would take me next. I could tell from the get-go that this was written in T.A. William’s classic style and knew that it would be an enjoyable ride. One of the main themes of the novel is moving on with life after tragedy strikes. In this particular story, there was series of events that unfolded in Annie’s life, that brought her to exactly where she needed to be. Sometimes you don’t realize what you want and need out of life before it’s too late, and sometimes you can just manage to make it work. What Happens in the Alps is a well-written, wonderful story and an overall fantastic novel. If you enjoy women’s fiction with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure, this is the one for you. 5/5 Stars I received a complimentary Advanced Review Copy courtesy of the author via Karan Eleni Book Tours and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
In the description of himself, the author writes, “Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.” My response to that is, “Congratulations - you’ve definitely succeeded as far as I’m concerned and please keep up with the amazing writing!” A tragic climbing accident resulted in the untimely death of Annie Brewer’s husband. She’s taken two years of grieving before she’s decided to start to live her own life again. She’s moving to the beautiful Italian Alps, starting up a language school and is beginning to look forward to the future rather than lamenting what might have been. She’s not interested in looking for romance again but sometimes life just has different plans… After witnessing a collision on the ski slopes, Annie makes the acquaintance of Alessandro Lago - and Leo the Labrador star of this novel. She also renews her friendship with Matt Brown, her late husband’s best friend and climbing partner. With two new men in her life, both with totally different roles, life is definitely changing for the better. Will the wonderful winter weather help her find love again or keep her heart frozen away? With a mysterious antagonist, possible deception and double dealing, a startling secretary and, of course, plenty of humour, this is a laugh out loud story with a heroine overcoming grief to find love when she least expected it. I love this author’s way of taking the reader into the story, I always feel like a friendly participant in his stories rather than a fly on the wall observing events and interactions. He brings his characters, settings and events to life with masterly crafted tales where my only complaint is they come to an end - I want to keep reading and know what happens next as he has made the characters the reader’s friends. Now, you really should know by now that I love this author’s amazing story telling skills and I have no hesitation in highly recommending this, and the other books in this series, to anyone who enjoys a superbly crafted, heart warming tale involving believable characters in a wonderful winter setting . . . and with a lovely labrador, too! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.