Don’t you just love an author who can read your mind?
At the end of the first book in this series, One Summer in Santorini, I was secretly hoping Sandy Barker’s heroine, Sarah Parsons, would ‘test’ out her two love interests for me so that I could see which one she should choose. I won’t lie but I did have feelings for James, the silver fox, and he did send parts of me into a flutter. On the other hand the American Josh was also tugging on my heartstrings.
So, you can imagine my delight when I read Sandy Barker’s latest; A Sunset in Sydney, to find out that’s just what Sarah does. She takes both men out for what I am describing as a romantic test drive. She doesn’t limit these romantic test drives to the UK either. My girl, Sarah Parsons, decides to see how they perform romantically in a variety of international locations. *Sigh*
I was a hot mess by the end of this book and I don’t know how the character Sarah Parsons kept her energy levels up.
A Sunset in Sydney
How far would you go in the name of love?
Sarah Parsons has a choice ahead of her. After the trip of a lifetime she’s somehow returned home with TWO handsome men wanting to whisk her away into the sunset.
Pulled in two directions across the globe, it’s making life trickier than it sounds. Her gorgeous American, Josh, wants to meet Sarah in Hawaii for a holiday to remember. Meanwhile silver fox, James, plans to wine and dine her in London.
It’s a lot to handle for this Aussie girl, who had totally sworn off men!
Join Sarah after her adventure in One Summer in Santorini, for the heart-warming and uplifting third novel in The Holiday Romance series.
Here’s my review:
Sandy Barker writes a damn good love triangle. She knows what her romance readers want from this trope; complicated choices and some lovely suspense, which made me wonder which one of these gorgeous male suitors would emerge victorious in her arena of love.
It was a really enjoyable read and the beautiful locations made it perfect armchair escapism.
There were some really good saucy scenes in this book and I will say this – Sandy Barker knows how to make her readers reach for their handheld electric fans. I think my electric fan had to have a battery change after part 1 with James.
Throughout the book Sarah was fighting an internal battle between her head and her heart. I loved her guilt spells and her journey of self discovery as these made her more realistic.
The minor character of Siobhan, who Sarah meets when she’s with Josh, derserves her own book. I thought she was a really fun and interesting character.
Overall a good read and I am trying my hardest not to give the game away about which male suitor she chooses. *Sits on hands*
Sandy Barker is one of my author heroines. She’s been such an inspiration to me over the last few years and I know she works ridiculously hard to make her books a success. I think she’s great ❤️
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Author Bio –
Sandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humour. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.
Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.
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