Happy Monday all!
Hope you had a lovely lovely weekend! The sun finally came out we had six straight days of rain here in Southern California some kind of record , hasn’t happened in 50 years! Books really have been the most amazing escape and this one was absolutely perfect as I traveled through France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany alongside these fabulous character s.
Was so fun taking a whistle stop tour of Europe right from the comfort of my own living room while social distancing. Sandy Barker’s descriptive writing made me feel as though I was right there with Cat and crew on this adventure. Cat makes a huge mistake and sleeps with her roommate, who consequently is in love with her. Rather than facing the situation she decides to book herself a two week trip on a bus/coach trip around Europe. While on the trip she makes lots of new friends including her bus Bestie Louise. The first stop on the trip is Paris where Cat runs into her long lost friend John Luc. And of course he is absolutely gorgeous and nice and smart and oh yeah gorgeous. What follows is an engaging story of fun, friendship, food, and amour.
Parts of this book were a little surreal given current circumstances. I could not help but think when they were visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris or riding in gondolas in Venice what these places look like right now? I think that is something I really appreciated about this book is that it reminded me of how things once were and how they will once again be. It really was like traveling right along with these characters, all the attractions were so well described. So was the food, I was seriously hungry throughout most of this book. However I must say I would not want to go on this particular bus trip, the sleeping accommodations were less than desirable. The friendships formed however were so fun to read about, and each character brought their own special personality to the story. The romance was sweet and frustrating. Cat had some major commitment issues and there were quite a few times I wasn’t certain that she deserved John Luke. This is a good book to get lost in: travel, romance, friendship, food, fashion, fun.
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*** Big thank you to Harper Collins UK for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
Note to self: don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and two bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.
Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.
A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself.
Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her. As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love?
About the Author
I’m a writer and traveller with a lengthy bucket list and cheeky sense of humour, and many of my travel adventures have found their way into my books. I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover, and a coffee snob, though my writing is mostly fuelled by copious mugs of strong, milky tea (no sugar).
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