Escape to the Country, A perfect feel-good read to escape with, Alison Sherlock
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance
well, if you’re looking for a light and happy holiday read this fits the bill. As always the celebrity aspect caught my eye – I do love the drama that comes in celebrity stories.It was pretty muted here though, Tom is very understated as a singer/songwriter, not a fame chaser but one of those guys who loves the music and songs, and who fame found him, he didn’t seek it.
He’s just finished a grueling tour and is at his managers home, in a typical quiet English village. I really liked Tom, felt for him as a child, he’d had it tough and as always what happens to us does shape us. He sees manager Sam, happily settled, with his family around him and can’t help but feel he’d love that. Its just him though, the only family who ever cared for him, his lovely Nan, has died recently and he feels her loss keenly.
Along comes Eleanor, Celeb journalist who’s career has hit a bad patch. Actually its been an eight year patch, this isn’t what she envisaged, seeking stories out of dross and other peoples unhappiness. It was supposed to be a stepping stone to more but..,.and now even that’s gone so she’s home, helping her mum, licking her wounds and realising just what a bad friend she’s been to her two long time besties.
You can see that Tom plus Eleanor at some point is going to explode but it did in a way I really didn’t expect, and that was fun. I like to be caught out, like plots to take an unusual, unseen line.
Its got some great characters, and I’m off to seek out book one where it all started. It made for a fun read, not deep dark drama but some lighthearted smiles, and some sad parts that made me feel for the characters.
Stars: Four, a great fun read, perfect to take on holiday or to lose yourself for a few hours.
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