Book Title: The Summer Job
Author: Lizzy Dent
Target Audience: Adult
Publication date: May 18th 2021
What it’s about
Have you ever imagined running away from your life?
Well, Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s.
The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually, there are a few other problems…
Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?
And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)?
The Summer Job is a fresh, fun, feel-good romcom for fans of The Flatshare, Bridget Jones and Bridesmaids.
About the Author
Lizzy Dent (miss)spent her early twenties working in Scotland in hospitality, in a hotel not unlike the one in this novel. She somehow ended up in a glamourous job travelling the world creating content for various TV companies, including MTV, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. But she always knew that writing was the thing she wanted to do if only she could find the confidence. After publishing three young adult novels, she decided to write a novel that reflected the real women she knew, who don’t always know where they’re going in life, but who always have fun doing it. The Summer Job is that novel.
What I Thought
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.
As much as I liked the synopsis of the book I was unsure about the wine. I’m not a wine drinker give me a pint or a gin over wine any day. I never thought that being an expert in wine would be as complicated as this, then again like Birdy, I couldn’t be a sommelier.
This book was brilliantly written and for a debut it’s fantastic.
The characters have all the charm they need to keep me entertained and engaged and the worldbuilding made me feel like I was at Loch Dorn with Birdy and Co.
This was a feel-good read and one that I struggled to put down. However, if you’re ever in the same position as Bill and Birdy’s father please look after yourself and get help.
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