What the publisher says:
Adrian Turner, Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of feisty Public Relations Executive, Paige.
Instead, he’s a disillusioned school teacher, on suspension, after an unfortunate incident with a heavy piece of computer equipment. And somebody’s foot.
And Paige? Despite being his girlfriend for the past eighteen months, she still seems to have one foot out of the door and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.
Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.
Is Paige still in love with Sebastian? Why then did she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic…
But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia – with Sebastian in the room down the hall – he realises there’s serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…
What I say:
This is a romance novel through and through but with one main difference, we see Adrian’s point of view and we are party to all his insecurities as he tries to maintain his relationship with Paige who, is convinced, must see Sebastian as her perfect match.
Adrian is a likeable character and seems to be a bit of a role model for one of his students who, he realises, is the only person outside his relationship that he can confide in. This is somewhat unfortunate as it seems that Gary sees Adrian as a father figure, not to mention the fact that Adrian is supposed to keep a distance from his students.
When the couple head off to Slovenia for a friend’s wedding Adrian is dismayed to find that Sebastian too is there and he becomes more and more convinced that Sebastian not only wants to get back together with Paige but he is trying to ruin Adrian’s career too.
If you want a light hearted fun romance this is it. Looking at things from the hero’s point of view is refreshing and interesting and the characters are fun and believable. Several moments made me giggle and although I wouldn’t say this was a book I couldn’t put down I did finish it very quickly.
Rating 4 out of 5