Monday, 22 May 2017

Then. Now. Always. – by Isabelle Broom

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

Hannah can't believe it when she's offered a trip to sunny Spain with her best friend and dreamy boss . . . what's the catch?

Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it's a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah's best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way...

Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah's half-sister arrives. What on earth is she doing here?

For once in her life, can't Hannah just have one perfect summer, free of any drama?

My Opinion:

Isabelle Broom is a pro when it comes to waking the travel bug in you. She did it in her previous books and also with this one.

This time we are taken to Mojàcar, Analusia, Spain. We follow Hannah, who is going to Spain with her colleagues to film a documentary. It takes her back to her childhood, when she used to spend a lot of time there. Now, she gets to experience it with her best friend Tom and her boss Theo. She’s had a crush on him for a really long time and now she finally gets to spend time with him alone.

When her half-sister Nancy shows up, everything gets more complicated and Hannah is not happy at all. There is also Claudette, the French presenter, who know things about Theo, nobody else knows. This drives Hannah crazy.

The book is about friendship and romance and when you add some drama it gets more intense. I didn’t like all the characters, I had problems warming up to them and I didn’t know what to think of Hannah. I really liked her at times and then sometimes I didn’t understand her. What I really liked about this story is that fact that it is not predictable at all. You think you know how it’s going to end, but there are a few surprises, which is fab.

I really felt like being in lovely Andalusia with the characters. Isabelle Broom describes the setting beautifully and also captures smell, atmospheres and much more.

It’s the perfect holiday read, it will take you away from horrible weather and transport you to another world. I really enjoyed this book!


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