heat review: Summer of Love by Katie Fforde

[As reviewed in heat magazine, Issue 620]

Summer Of Love by Katie Fforde
Century, £14.99
Published: 17 March 2011

When strait-laced single mum Sian Bishop ups sticks with her little boy Rory and moves from London to the countryside, she’s not sure whether she’s made the right decision. But she’s following the advice of a trusted friend who is convinced she’ll love the area. Once there, she makes friends (particularly with the lovely but often balmy Fiona Matcham) and starts settling into her new life as a country bumpkin. But soon, Sian bumps into a ridiculously attractive, explorer-like Gus. Obviously, all plans for the quiet life immediately go to pot with her fun, frivolous friend on one side and this new, rather worrying heartbreaker on the other. Only, Sian has her son to think about – and a fling with the local looker is not what she needs. Or is it? This is a lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into. The only thing we found a little tough was the constant dialogue throughout, but Katie tells her stories so well, it wouldn’t be the same without her characters being so alive and chatty. * * * *

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