I’m so pleased to be part of The Write Reads Ultimate Tour today for this delightful book. Thank you so much to The Write Reads for the invitation to participate.
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Length: 368 Pages
Publishing: 2nd September 2021
What if the Lift driver who finds your cheating boyfriend’s phone holds the directions to true love?
‘Who are you and why do you have my boyfriend’s phone?’
‘He left it in my car. You must be the blonde in the red dress? I’m the Lift driver who dropped you two off earlier.’
And with these words, the life of the brunette and t-shirt wearing Maya Maas is turned upside down. Having planned to surprise her boyfriend, she finds herself single and stranded in an unknown city on her birthday.
So when the mystery driver rescues Maya with the suggestion that she cheers herself up at a nearby beach town, she jumps at the chance to get things back on track. She wasn’t expecting a personalised itinerary or the easy companionship that comes from opening up to a stranger via text, let alone the possibility it might grow into something more…
Come on this 5* journey to love, laughter and back again, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Josie Silver and Sally Thorne.
This book was a refreshing change for me. It’s been a while since I read a light-hearted and funny romance, and this one was such a treat!
I liked Maya immediately, and as soon as her adventure in Carmel began, I found myself absolutely captivated by it. It was so much fun, and such a clever plot, and I raced through the pages.
Apart from the sparkling wit and clever plot in this gorgeous book, I really enjoyed the relatable and realistic characters, and the lovely setting.
I have to admit, from about halfway through the book I had an inkling as to the identity of our mystery man, but it didn’t spoil it at all, or make the ending any less touching, in fact it quite enhanced it, as I willed Maya to get it too.
A really funny, touching and thoroughly enjoyable read, I found it uplifting and so readable. Guaranteed to totally absorb you and to leave you with a smile on your face.
About the Author:
As a child, Olivia not-so-quietly ‘observed’ (AKA bothered with countless questions) her grandfather — who worked for the biggest publishing house in Romania — edit hundreds of books. And when he wasn’t editing, he read. Everything, all the time. Just like her father, who wrote short sci-fi stories, and was set on building the largest library she’d ever seen and her mother who’s never found without a book…wherever she goes. Her love for words came naturally, and after studying marketing, communications & photography, Olivia worked as a journalist for a newspaper and news television network in Romania.
An unapologetic citizen of the world, she spent a few years in Greece, Sweden, France, before settling in sunny California with her photographer husband and young daughter, where she works in marketing and writes. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever-growing menagerie that completes the family: Pumpkin, the Maine Coon mix, three black cats and a siamese kitten.
When she’s not writing or thinking about writing, she reads (across genres), watches old movies and collects vintage books, vinyl records, and eerie paintings. She loves traveling (and can’t wait until she can do it again, safely), swimming, biking, hiking and of course, photography.
SOMEDAY IN PARIS, her debut, published by Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus in May 2020 became a B&N, Apple, Kobo and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller and was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel Awards 2021. Her second novel, THE MEETING POINT, a contemporary romcom set in Northern California, is set to be published as an e-book on September 2, 2021 and in paperback in December 2021 in the UK and March, 2022 in the US.
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I felt the same about this, it was just what I needed at the minute, a bit of a pick me up book!
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Thank you! 😊