Izzy and her best friend Jess are badly let down when a Jersey socialite, who has agreed to hire their entire vintage party stock for her upcoming wedding, decides to elope instead – leaving the girls with no bookings and no money.
Feeling despondent, the girls try a night out to cheer themselves up, and meet the captivating and aristocratic Ed, who invites the girls on a cruise to Nice on his yacht, together with his two brothers. Romance builds on the luxury trip, but when a last-minute wedding booking is offered, the girls must return to Jersey, and real life has to begin again …or has it?
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Jersey Dreamboat!
As a born and bred Jersey girl myself, I couldn’t resist wanting to be a part of this tour as soon as I saw it come up. I have a fair familiarity with London, enough to recognise the basic places when I read a book based there, but it was awesome reading a book based in my own beautiful home island (and Jersey definitely is special enough to deserve more books being set there!) as well as France, which I also know well. I also enjoy the thought of other readers who do not know our lovely little island being transported there, so they can fall in love with it too!
So the story begins with Jess and Izzy finding themselves in rather a pickle, when a bitchy bride decides to elope and leaves them in the lurch at the height of the wedding season. Downtrodden and feeling hopeless, the girls take up an offer of a boat trip to the south of France, with some rather attractive french brothers – well, there’s worse ways to nurse a disappointment, I must say!
It doesn’t take long for romance to brew, but they aren’t the only guests on the trip and love is not the only emotion on board – cue complications! When the girls manage to score a last minute wedding back home, Izzy is loathed to leave things so unresolved, and even when they return, can things really work out?
I loved the emotional journey I went on with these girls. They are both such fabulous characters, I really connected with them both. They are best friends but very much have their own independent characters, and work very well together – as you would expect best friends should. The girls clearly knew each other inside out, and I loved their relationship and how they bounced off each other and cared for one another.
Georgina has done a great job of keeping the reader emotionally invested with all the ups and downs in this book; routing for the girls to have a happy ending, but having no idea if and how it’ll work!
This is a really wonderful read about love, friendship and trust, and I will definitely be looking to read the other books in the Jersey Scene series.
Georgina Troy lives in Jersey near the sea – well, most people do on an island only 9 x 5 miles in size. She’s an impossible romantic and bases her Jersey Scene series on the island.
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