Short Story Spotlight: Catch Me If You Cannes – Part 2

11 May

9780751557473The second part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas – winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.

Jess had been feeling on top of the world – she’d had the best night out with Bryony, making lots of fabulous new friends, and she’d MET A BOY! Now, all of a sudden, her carefully constructed (if slightly exaggerated) facade is about to come tumbling down. She’s had a taste of how the other half live and she’s not ready to give it up just yet – especially if it means also giving up Leo. But how long can Jess and Bryony continue pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes before they’re in too deep?

Each Monday this month I’m posting a review of a part of Lisa Dickenson’s fun new novel, Catch Me If You Cannes. The book is being released in four ebook parts throughout May and is just perfect to get you in the mood for sunshine and holidays!

In my review of part one last week I said I couldn’t wait to read more as the girls had got themselves into a bit of a tricky situation by pretending that they were staying at a very posh Cannes hotel and then having to follow through on their fibs! I wondered how on earth they’d get out of it without losing face in front of the new friends they’d made but quick thinking Jess and Bryony managed to do it! The result is more high jinx as they caper through the hotel to make their escape and the opening to part two of the book certainly made me smile.

After the opening escapades, part two of this book felt more relaxed than part one and I felt like I got to know Bryony and Jess better as they enjoyed the sights and sounds of Cannes. The descriptions of Cannes made me wish I could go there and in this part the girls also visit playground of the rich and famous, Monaco. As a reader who loves travel and discovering new places, I really enjoyed the descriptions of beautiful new places.

There’s still plenty of glitz and red carpet glamour to this part of the story including an exciting trip to a casino! Who couldn’t fail to be swept up in the romance of it all? The setting makes the perfect backdrop for Jess and Leo’s developing romance and their scenes in this part of the book are very sweet. Like Bryony though, I’m very curious to know what exactly it is that Leo does! Bryony’s imagination seems to be working overtime but if her hunches are right it could lead to heartbreak for Jess.

The book ended on another enticing cliffhanger – thank goodness there’s only another week to wait for part three!

Catch Me If You Cannes part two is released today in ebook formats.

I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this book.

Find out more about Lisa Dickenson and her writing at: http://www.lisadickenson.com/

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