Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.
Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …
Title: One Summer Weekend
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Author: Juliet Archer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Take one workaholic, overworked CEO in need of some professional coaching, add one slightly standoffish, not gonna fall for his charms professional coach, mix well, add in a weekend getaway… and you have a magical, perfect for the beach or backyard romance.
Jack has a mind for business and a body for sin plus enough charm to work his magic on most people… except Alicia. For Alicia, Jack is everything she does not want in a man. She’s superimposed another man’s actions, one who broke her heart, onto Jack almost from their first meeting. She will not fall for his charm, looks or abilities, ever. The perfect setup for romance, win the lady over and we all live happily ever after… not so fast though. It’s going to take a bit of serious determination to work through Alicia’s stubbornness, and a weekend away in a beautiful setting all for business, of course, may be the answer Jack is searching for to win this lady’s heart.
It took me a little bit to warm up to Alicia, but once Jack starts to work his charming personality on her she slowly starts to change for me. Jack is just adorable, serious when needed for business and likable when he’s off the clock. I liked Jack, so I have to admit that I was definitely Team Jack on this one. Watching them work their way through misunderstandings, some prejudgment and opinions that weren’t truly accurate was a fun and engaging journey. If you’re stocking your summer reading shelf then One Summer Weekend would be perfect… actually, for any time of the year. It’s a fun, realistic, enjoyable romance, and one that I’d recommend to any Contemporary Romance reader.
*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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