Book Review: Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham
You can tell from the gorgeous cover with its mediterranean colours that Evonne Wareham’s Summer in San Remo is an altogether breezier caper then her previous romantic suspense novels.
Anything could happen when you spend summer in San Remo …
Running her busy concierge service usually keeps Cassie Travers fully occupied. But when a new client offers her the strangest commission she’s ever handled she suddenly finds herself on the cusp of an Italian adventure, with a man she thought she would never see again. Jake McQuire has returned from the States to his family-run detective agency.
When old flame Cassie appears in need of help with her mysterious client, who better than Jake to step in? Events take the pair across Europe to a luxurious villa on the Italian Riviera. There, Cassie finds that the mystery she pursues pales into insignificance, when compared to another discovery made along the way…
I liked spirited Cassie from the moment I met her, envied her her Bath office space and concierge agency, if not her money worries and ready meals, and thought it said a lot about her that her best friend Benita worked for her. Jake took longer to warm to, if only because he seems so sure of himself and clearly needs taking down a peg or two. Oh, but Evonne Wareham has just the woman for the job.
The pages crackle with sexual tension from the opening seconds of Cassie and Jake’s first reunion since they were teenagers and it’s pretty evident that Evonne Wareham enjoyed giving her wicked sense of humour an outing in Summer in San Remo. As I was reading, I could imagine her getting a playful kick out of her characters being put in awkward situation after awkward situation, and watching them positively squirm. I swear I even heard the occasional evil cackle while turning the pages.
Summer in San Remo is a rollicking good read, filled with the sizzling heat of characters with undeniable chemistry, as well as that sultry summer heat of the Mediterranean, once the mischief switches from Bath via London to San Remo and environs. I enjoyed this roguish escapade and hope there are more to come.
Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham is published by Choc Lit. Originally released in ebook format last summer, it’s now also available as an audiobook and in paperback. You can buy it at Amazon UK or through Hive which helps support your local independent bookshop. You can find out more about Evonne Wareham and her books through her Author Website or by liking her Facebook page or following her on Twitter.
My thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley and to the author for my own signed copy of her book. I bought a paperback for the giveaway.
Check out our Q&A post for a chance to win a signed paperback of Summer in San Remo.