‘Escape For The Summer’ is the latest book by Ruth Saberton.
Can Andi Evans find the strength to start again? Betrayed and broken-hearted, Andi’s redundancy is one shock too many. Suddenly single and in debt, a summer working in the pretty Cornish town of Rock seems the perfect solution.Determined never to trust again, will a chance meeting with a stranger change her mind?
Andi’s sister, Angel, is determined to find a man who can keep her in style. Heading to Rock, summer playground of the rich and famous, seems an inspired idea until a misunderstanding threatens to end a romance that has started to mean more to her than she ever expected… Actress Gemma is no stranger to diets and disappointments. As the future of her career hangs in the balance, Gemma hopes a summer in Cornwall solves her problems. With a reality TV show being filmed in the seaside town surely she can avoid the pasty shops and win herself a role. Arriving in idyllic Cornwall, all three girls are hoping for a holiday to remember. But will this be for the right reasons? Or, as emotions run higher than the tide, will the summer escape turn their lives upside down?
‘Escape For The Summer’ is a book that I enjoyed immensely with my head buried in he story, I was absorbed with accountants, cake loving celebrities and budding actresses and a handsome viscount. Set against the sunny backdrop of Cornwall, it was a perfect escapism read as the rain lashed against my bedroom windows.
The story is seen through the perspectives of the leading ladies, sisters Andi and Angel and their friend Gemma on the day that their lives all fall apart, losing their jobs, cheating boyfriends and too fat to get acting jobs. Deciding that enough is enough, the ladies pack up their bags and head to Cornwall to live in a caravan with an idea that is guaranteed to change all their lives.
Each chapter is from the narrative of the girls as they settle into their lives. Angel is determined to find herself a rich man so she can retire from being a beautician and strikes it lucky when she meets Lawrence, a viscount and through a chance encounter, becomes a beautician to a couple of rich Russians who like to pay her in designer clothes and handbags. Gemma is trying to get into acting but after bring told that she is becoming too fat, she tries to get into Callum South’s weight loss show. Ex-footballer and lover of food, Cal and Gemma become friends after an accident outside a bakery and discover they have a mutual love for food and baking. Together they try to lose weight under the harsh spotlight of the media and Cal’s overbearing manager. Whilst Andi is just trying to deal with being made redundant, her boyfriend not only cheating on her but also clearing out her bank account, she needs a break in life and when easygoing Jonty steps into her life and Andi’s luck finally changes.
Gemma’s a sweetheart of a character. Lacking in confidence, she finds solace in food even though it’s ruining the chances of her having a successful acting career. Angel is a determined socialite who regularly begs her sister for money to fund her expensive designer addiction. Quick witted with a sharp tongue, her logic often left me in giggles and her older sister, Andi is the more sensible of the two. Constantly looking out for her younger, frivolous sister and trying to get over her sponging and cheating boyfriend, Tom, who was a horrible character from the very start.
This book is a delicious story that was impossible to put down. All the characters were fun, relatable and realistic that easily made the story am enjoyable read. Filled with funny and romantic moments, ‘Escape For The Summer’ is the perfect book to curl up with, to escape the trials of life and will definitely inject some sunshine into your life.
You can buy Escape for the Summer from Amazon.