A JERSEY BOMBSHELL
BY GEORGINA TROY
Release Date: 17 June 2016
Publisher: Accent Press
Book 4 of The Jersey Scene series (can be read as a standalone)
Gabriel has returned to the island of Jersey after ten years abroad to help his aging showbiz parents revive their failing Art Deco hotel. This proves to be something of a challenge, especially as his singer father and actress mother are more concerned with staying in the limelight than keeping track of the cash-flow. Gabriel isn’t going anywhere fast …
Meanwhile, he’s stunned to find that the hotel’s new receptionist is the girl he fell in love with years earlier in Vietnam, and someone who is tied to Jersey is the last thing she needs
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I’m certainly no stranger to Georgina Troy novels. I love the Channel Islands where I’ve holidayed many times over the years and reading her books, for me, bring back many well known locations and memories from those times. A Jersey Bombshell tells the story of Daisy and Gabriel who meet and fall in love while travelling in Vietnam. Family circumstances bring Daisy home and she loses contact with him. Meeting Aaron and beginning a new relationship, she soon discovers she has made the biggest mistake of her life. Aaron is possessive, controlling and sometimes violent and soon Daisy realises in order to escape him she needs to move away – far away. She lands a reception job in Jersey at the Encore, an art deco hotel owned by Francesca Fiore, an actress and her husband Rick Malone, a musician. As their careers frequently see them absent, the hotel is looked after by Francesca’s mother Lydia Grey, a 1950s movie star. Now as Francesca and Rick Malone are about to embark on tours which take them away from the island, Lydia has enlisted the help of her grandson to run the hotel. To Daisy’s surprise he turns out to be none other than Gabriel Wilson, the man she fell in love with in Vietnam.
Gabriel is delighted to see Daisy again but feels she is keeping secrets about her past. Although she tells him her reason for leaving was to be with her terminally ill mother, she is very circumspect about her reasons for not keeping in touch since they parted two years ago. Invited to dinner by Lydia, Daisy and Gabriel soon begin seeing other again. Then on a picnic with friends someone from Gabriel’s past turns up unexpectedly and throws everything into confusion. And to add to Daisy’s woes, first her estranged father and then Aaron make an appearance.
This is a lovely romance with some heart in the mouth moments. Can Daisy and Gabriel eventually find love again? Will she forgive her father for abandoning her mother and how can she warn fellow receptionist Fi that the guy she is dating is her unpleasant and quite dangerous ex-? Added to this we have Lydia’s past romance with handsome Italian Lorenzo, which she has kept secret for years. There are great characters, humour, drama, and lots more in this story which make it a thoroughly entertaining read.
I would like to thank Brook Cottage Books for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT GEORGINA TROY
Georgina Troy lives in Jersey, an island fifteen miles off the coast of France. She’s a hopeless romantic and enjoys spending time day-dreaming about heroes on one of the nearby beaches with her three rescue dogs. When Georgina realised that no one else was writing books about the beautiful wind-swept beaches and intriguing inhabitants of her island home, she decided she had to provide some.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7224225.Georgina_Troy
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