Running her busy concierge service usually keeps Cassie Travers fully occupied. But when a new client offers her the strangest commission she’s ever handled she suddenly finds herself on the cusp of an Italian adventure, with a man she thought she would never see again.
Jake McQuire has returned from the States to his family-run detective agency. When old flame Cassie appears in need of help with her mysterious client, who better than Jake to step in?
Events take the pair across Europe to a luxurious villa on the Italian Riviera. There, Cassie finds that the mystery she pursues pales into insignificance, when compared to another discovery made along the way …
Titles in The Riviera series include: Summer in San Remo –
Title: Summer in San Remo
Series: The Riviera #1
Author: Evonne Wareham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 18, 2017
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 5 stars
Cassie’s life has been on a down swing lately. One ex-boyfriend who turned out to be the worst kind of jerk, the kind that steals money, ruins a business and breaks a trust. With one client to take on a somewhat unusual job for, although really all of Cassie’s jobs are out of the ordinary, she has this one last chance to save her concierge service business. And wouldn’t you know her luck. The “perfect” partner for this job is the one man she never thought to see again. A man who she’d loved, who had broken her heart when he left the country without a word or future contact to recreate his life in America. How could the fates have been so unkind as to have Jake be the only viable solution to keeping her nearly ruined company afloat? And why exactly was he back, it seems awfully unusual that he turns up just in time to save the day – on this particular job.
Summer in San Remo is one of those stories that is a gem to read no matter what time of the year you discover it. You could call Cassie and Jake’s story many things. A second chance romance, a mystery, a delightful romp across some of the most beautiful parts of the world… or you could simply call it a great story, all those would be correct.
With mysteries to solve, a love to rekindle and an ex-boyfriend to bring to justice, Summer in San Remo provides a bit of several key elements to make this romance one that will keep your attention, enjoy a likable couple and do a bit of armchair travel to the beautiful San Remo. Hard to ask for more than that. This was my first time reading Evonne Wareham’s works and I certainly enjoyed what she provided in this story. Enough so that I’m now on a search for her other stories – I love a good mystery-thriller along with my romances. If you’re in the mood for a really good romance to take you to exotic places along with a couple that will touch your heart – then this is the story for you. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to another story in this series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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