My Thoughts

Today I am on tour with TLC Book Reviews, Entangled: Amara and Author Stephanie London for Her Aussie Holiday which was published on August 25th, 2020.

Although this is Book #2 in the series, I was told it can be read as a standalone.  The plot reminded me a lot of the movie The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.  

Cora grew up with every luxury you could ever imagine.  She grew up in the spotlight having a famous mother who made sure the family was known, but not always in a good way.  Dumped by her boyfriend and having her father tell her she’s not the writer she thinks she is, Cora feels beaten down.  When her friend Liz ,who lives in Australia, gets an internship in NYC the idea of swapping houses comes up, and off Cora flies to the land down under.   This will give Cora the break she needs from the spotlight and time to work on her manuscript.  That is the plan until Liz’s undeniably gorgeous older brother, Trent, shows up unannounced.

The chemistry between Cora and Trent is HOT! I don’t like a slow burn romance, so thankfully this wasn’t one of them.  Trent breaks Cora out of her shell and gives her the childhood experiences she never had such as playing a sport and throwing her a birthday party.  Just as soon as Cora feels like she finally belongs, it’s time to go, but what is she going back to?  Her parents messy divorce, an empty apartment and a job she doesn’t love.  What would have happened if she stayed?  This was such a fun read!  Cora and Trent’s relationship will tug at your heartstrings, and you’ll want to scream at Cora when she leaves Australia to go back to her old life. 

Grab this one today!

Book Rating: 4/5

Wine Pairing:  St Supéry Sauvignon Blanc

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Cora Cabot’s life is falling apart. So when her Australian friend announces she’s secured an internship in the States, Cora has a brilliant idea: house swap! Small-town Australia sounds like the perfect getaway. Only, when she gets there, the house isn’t empty. Turns out her friend’s hot Australian brother is staying there, too—and he doesn’t look happy to see her.

The last thing Trent Walters needs is a roommate for the summer. Especially an American who immediately floods the house and single-handedly destroys the family project his sister created for their parents’ anniversary. Now, not only does Cora insist on helping fix the house, he needs her help re-creating the family scrapbook. And glitter is not his forte.

But between late nights cooking, pints at the local pub, and competitive matches of cricket on the beach, Cora starts to break through Trent’s defenses. Too bad Cora made a promise to return to working with her father at the end of the summer—a promise she can’t break—because this holiday is starting to feel like one she never wants to end.