Happy hump day bibliophiles!
Excited to share with you my review for this compelling story full of romance, drama, mischief, and deceit! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Jo Lambert for her wonderful words!💕
Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.
Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman. Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.
Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.
Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…
Please note Wicked Game was previously published under the title The Other Side of Morning.
Such a compelling story full of romance, drama, mischief, and deceit!
This book reminded me of the much loved soap operas of my youth! General Hospital, One Life to Live, All My Children, anyone? A big cast of characters, the diva, the sweet girl next-door, the player, the devious bitch, the bad boy, I think you get the idea! And if you are not a fan of a book with a lot of characters, no need to worry there is a list of characters in the beginning to help you out, a little bit of a cheat sheet!
I’m not going to go into the plot of this book, shoot even the blurb can be overwhelming, just know that it is much less complicated than it appears… there are a couple romances in this book that are very manufactured and manipulated… there really are quite a few characters you will love to hate! In addition to the romance there is also all kinds of drama, talk about some dysfunctional families! And of course as in all good soap operas there is glamour and money and business dealings…. really just a lot of fun, and it makes you realize your somewhat ordinary life is perfectly fine!
A perfect escape for those of you who love the love, adore the drama, and live for the glamour! Recommend!
*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***
Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is the author of seven novels. The first five collectively known as the Little Court Series are saga/romances set in West Somerset. For book number six she ‘moved’ over the border into South Devon. Summer Moved On became the first of two linked contemporary romances. The second, Watercolours in the Rain was published in October 2016. In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her eighth novel, The Boys of Summer, set in North Cornwall will be published in 2019 under their Ruby imprint. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.
When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog. Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.
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