I'm delighted to be sharing my review for A Summer Scandal by Kat French as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
A feel-good summer romance guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!
Summer has never been so scandalous…
When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again – but how?
When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?
Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter?
Sexy, sassy and full of heart, Kat French is back in a new summer sizzler.
Kat French definitely knows how to make a story come to life with characters that are fun but also make you feel a connection with them. I loved that there was a slight mystery within the story as Violet looks to her grandmother's past. This story moves quickly and was a joy to read in one go as we follow Violet and her new friends in bringing the pier back to life. The diary entries were a lovely touch especially seeing Violet begin to understand what happened to her grandmother.
There is a gorgeous romance that was flirty and just that little bit sizzling, which I loved! Cal is someone who I probably fell a little for myself although I could have had strong words with him at one point! Their chemistry is wonderful but it isn't all plain sailing which added a perfect tension to the story and left me hoping for a happy ever after.
Whether you are on a beach or curled up on the sofa A Summer Scandal will be perfect at whisking you away from everyday life. There is a lovely charm and even a magical touch to the story that really pulled me in. From wonderful descriptions of the pier to the characters who will have you rooting for them. I also have to admit to getting a little teary eyed at certain points which shows you how attached I was to the characters. A Summer Scandal has a gorgeous balance of love, friendship, laughs and warmth. I loved it!
Vibrant, flirty and fun!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Sabah at Avon for my copy.