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Summer in Andalucia by Lucy Coleman

Genre: Romance
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Rating: 3’5/5
Publisher: Boldwood Books
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About The Book

Lainey Summers feels blessed to have her dream job writing for a renowned foodie magazine. And the day she goes to interview chef Rick Oliver at his new restaurant—Aleatory—in London’s popular Piccadilly, is the start of an unexpected journey.
When Rick is offered the opportunity to jet off to a monastery in Andalucia, to film a cookery competition for Spanish TV, Lainey goes too, to cover the story.
Spending a month filming in the stunning Spanish countryside, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and of course the cuisine, Lainey and Rick start to enjoy each other’s company. But their time together flies by too quickly, and before they know it, Rick and Lainey have to face going their separate ways.
With both their worlds shifting beneath them, the call of Andalucia and the call of happiness grows ever stronger. But with everything at stake, will they be able to take the chance of a happy-ever-after…
Let Lucy Coleman whisk you off on a sun-baked, life-affirming, total escape to beautiful Andalucia.


My Thoughts

Are you ready to take a trip to the Spanish sun?
Because Lucy Coleman will delight you with a beautiful and sweet story around cooking and the historical Andalusia, believe me, you’ll need sunglasses!
This is a slow paced story, with a little bit of romance, culinary experience and family love; this is the story of Lainey Summers; she will be “enchanted” by a famous chef, Rick Oliver, but their relation will not be easy, are you ready to travel with them to Andalusia?
I have to say that I didn’t feel much connection between the characters; there’s a lot of descriptions about their travels but not how they feel between each other or if it’s just a one sided relationship. I’ll admit that my favorite part is when they are both filming the culinary program and the pressure they feel, it was like being there! If you love food, you’ll be delighted with all the dishes (and descriptions) that Lainey makes of Rick’s creations, it made me really hungry and I would love to be able to replicate them.
Also, it was interesting how the author mixed up the pandemic at the end of the book, I think this is the first time I’ve read it, she made it quite simple but shared the difficulty of traveling, shortage of work and isolation; the need to keep active with small jobs to make life more easy.
If you need some sunshine and love, this is your book, believe me.
Are you ready for a “Summer in Andalucia”?


About The Author

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over HollyCove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance:Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys. Lucy’s first title with Boldwood was A Springtime to Remember, published in December 2019.