Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.
The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she’s suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the Queen Bee of her high school’s wedding saying she’s bringing her boyfriend (she doesn’t have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!
With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver…
For some reason over the last few reads I’ve left my comfort zone of feel good HEA’s for dark psychological books with uncertain endings and challenging plots. I have no idea for the divergence. Perhaps I felt in need of a change? Perhaps I felt too much of a good thing was causing my appreciation of the lighter feel good novel to wane – but all I can say is I’m delighted I’m back.
Breakfast under a Cornish Sun is just that – a feel good read reminiscent a little of bygone times. There’s all the ingredients needed for a successful romance with sun, sea, cake and cocktails not to mention not one yummy Alpha Male but two. I can see this going all the way and fully expect it to be lurking in pole position as summer tumbles towards the Christmas countdown.
Primarily this is a work about friendship, a friendship between two best friends (Kate and Izzy) and what Kate will do to save face as a wedding invite from another former BF is impossible to refuse. She accepts and then spends the rest of the book swinging between grief, dispair and hopelessness at finding the Poldark lookalike she rashly boasted as her current ‘plus one.’
The scene is Cornwall so what’s not to like. That’s where Izzy takes Kate on a girlie retreat week that turns out to be nothing like.
As with Sam’s other works the writing is strong and filled with subtle humour that caused many a chortle to escape. The style is first person narrative with you, the reader being treated as another one of Kate’s large extended family.
The worst thing about this book? It came to an end.
Thanks NetGalley for the ARC in return for an honest review – I read this in one sitting!
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2 thoughts on “Breakfast under a Cornish Sun: Samantha Tonge”
Great review. I need to get this book, love Sam’s stories that take you away to beautiful destinations with equally beautiful people.
Thanks Adele, it’s a nice fun read great for the summer