Friday, 18 March 2016

Summer Night at the Moonlight Hotel - by Jane Costello

Original Cover

The blurb:

'LEARN TO SALSA DANCE,' the card in the shop window read. 'Experience the red-hot vibes of Latin America right here in the Lake District. Beginners and singles welcome.'

Lauren Scott lives in 'The most romantic place in Britain', but her love life is about as successful as her mountain climbing skills. The man she's obsessed over for two years has proposed to someone else - and her only solution is to save up for six months to go travelling, so she never has to set eyes on him again.

But when her friends sign her up for a dance class - in the same historic hotel where her beloved dad worked and her most precious childhood memories were formed - Lauren makes a horrifying discovery. It's been sold to a faceless budget chain, which has depressing plans in store. Worse, the entrepreneur behind it all turns out to be among a group of guys her friend Cate roped in to join the very same salsa class they've signed up for....

Jane Costello's funniest book yet - a story of love, friendship and some serious hip action . . . Get in the mood to mambo!

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Jane Costello is my queen when it comes to funny, hilarious and heart-warming stories and of course she did it once again.  

I saw myself laughing out loud so much during this book, especially at the beginning, but Jane covers so much more in this story. It’s about love, friendship, memories, decisions and so much more.

Lauren is a great character, I warmed to her instantly, probably because she is a teacher ;). She is in love with her colleague Edwin, but he just proposed to someone else! Her friends Cate and Emily take her to salsa lessons. These happen to be at the Moonlight Hotel. Lauren has a lot of memories connected to the place, because her father worked there.

The story gets more intense and complicated when a guy who is about to “destroy” this historic place is part of her new group of friends from the dancing lessons. Lauren spends more and more time with Joe and suddenly realises what has actual plans are and also how she feels about him.

There is still Edwin though. When he breaks up with his fiancĂ©e things change and then he asks her to join him in Singapore for a new teaching job. They also go on a few dates, which were not what Lauren expected. Feelings change and so do plans, so there are a lot of twists and turns, surprises and other exciting things in this story. 

Cate and Emily have their own story to tell, which I found great. The friendship between them is deep and strong. What they all go through is a lot and very hard, so I was glad they had each other. 

I adored the ending and of course I was also hoping for it ;). 

I really really enjoyed this book, Jane is just such a talented author. She knows how to attract readers, hook them and also surprise them. So here we go again, another fab book by Jane Costello, she just knows how to write!!!


My possible cast:

Lauren: Melissa Benoist

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