giovedì 18 gennaio 2018

REVIEW: THE GREAT ESCAPE by Charlotte Fallowfield


Author: Charlotte Fallowfield

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publication: August 31st 2017

Rating: 5 STARS

A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancé, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance. 

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When the truth finally came to light, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?

While The Great Escape is a standalone story, it's the second in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples' story.

Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!

I loved this second book in the Dilbury Village series as much as the first one (Never the Bride).  A book filled with humor, love and friendship.

In The Great Escape we meet again all the residents in Dilbury Village, but this time the story is focused on Georgie, Abbie’s best friend.

Georgie in not interested in romance or to date men, but during an escape holiday in Mexico with Abbie (Calamity Abbie!) she met a mysterious, and sexy as hell, man: Weston.
She’s very attracted to him, and when Weston turns up at her doggie salon with the most adorable French Bulldog puppy, she’s all over the moon.

Weston served the British Army, now is a personal trainer, and he suffers from PTSD.

Georgie suffers from the constant judgments of her parents.

They both have some issue with relationships and open up their hearts to each other, and Georgie has the feeling that Weston is keeping secrets from her. And secrets are not the best friend of a relationship. When those secrets are revealed, Weston has to work hard to win back Georgie’s heart and love.

Between some twists and turns in the story and some Abbie’s calamities, will they be strong enough to conquer their HEA?

I loved Georgie and Weston characters. Abbie and Daphne have made me laugh badly and the French Bulldog puppy has my heart squeezing at the cuteness.

The Great Escape is funny and romantic, and Charlotte Fallowfield is brilliant, creating the best Rom-Com stories I’ve read so far.

I have to apologize to the author as I received an ARC copy a long time ago but get to read it only during my winter holiday. Thanks Charlotte for your understanding!

Readers, DO NOT WAIT too long like I did to read this book! Read, laugh and love NOW!

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