Thursday, 4 May 2017

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay – by Jill Mansell

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

The romantic, funny and unputdownable new novel from Jill Mansell, No. 1 bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT, THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS - 'A glorious, heartwarming romantic read' Woman & Home. Perfect for anyone who loves Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes and Katie Fforde.

Clemency isn't looking for love when she meets Sam, and he doesn't make a brilliant first impression when she sits next to him on a plane. Yet by the end of the flight a real connection has been made. Clemency senses this could be something special... until she discovers that Sam has deliberately thrown her contact details in a bin. Oh well, his loss. (But also... why???)

So Clemency returns to St Carys in Cornwall and gets on with her busy life and career alongside best friend, boss and local heartbreaker Ronan. When Clemency's glamorous stepsister Belle appears, smugger than ever now she's found the perfect man, Clemency's happy for her, really she is... until she discovers Belle's perfect man is Sam.

Heart-stopping romantic entanglements, crossed wires and sisterly dilemmas - all the ingredients for an unputdownable read! 

My Opinion:

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

This might shock you, but its true: Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay was my first Jill Mansell book to read. I have always wanted to read her books and I own some of them as well, but I have never gotten round to it. This will change now for sure, because I totally fell in love with her writing.

The story follows Clemency, who meets Sam in a plane, on the seat next to her, of all places. They are not off to the best start, but that changes throughout the flight, a connection is definitely there, but then he leaves.

Three years later, she sees him again. However, he is now her step sister Belles boyfriend. Belle and Clemency have never really gotten along with each other, lots of fights, drama, misunderstandings and more has always come between them. The chemistry between Sam and Clemency is still there and even grows stronger when they spend time together, which was wonderfully described by Jill Mansell. Both of them dont act on their feelings though, because Belle and Clem have a pact.

To make things easier for herself, Clem gets herself a fake boyfriend. Its actually her best friend Ronan and its a lot of fun reading about them pretending to be a couple. I also really enjoyed the scenes between Sam and Clem and was actually impressed that nothing really happened between them, it makes them genuine and authentic characters. Belle is a very interesting character as well, she get her story told too and so did Ronan and some other characters. They are a great bunch of friends and family and some parts of the storyline are very surprising and gripping.

Jill Mansells writing is on point. It feels like real life, like being there with the characters as part of the story. The book is full of twists and turns and ups and downs, thats what makes a story exciting and you just get hooked as a reader.

Even though the story kind of has a love triangle involved, its not thy typical story you expect and thats the great thing about this book. There are some unpredictable things involved as well and together with the fab bunch of characters, the brilliant storyline and the gorgeous setting this book is a real diamond.


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