Saturday, 2 May 2015

Runaway Summer - Polwenna Bay 1 by Ruth Saberton

What They Say

Lose your heart to Cornwall’s Polwenna Bay. Watch fishing boats dance in the harbour, hear the waves breaking on the beach and explore the pretty village where new friends wait and there’s love to be found, warmer than the summer sunshine... 

Running Away… 

Since leaving Polwenna Bay for the bright lights of London, actress Summer Penhalligan has tried her hardest to never look back; Jake, her childhood sweetheart, let her down terribly and the beautiful Cornish village holds nothing but painful memories. It’s only when a volatile relationship threatens to destroy all she holds dear that Summer finds herself returning to the place she knows so well. 

Jake Tremaine has travelled the world but reluctantly finds himself drawn back to Polwenna Bay to run the family marina and take care of his unruly siblings. While Jake knows his attention should be on the rescuing the business, determined Ella, daughter of a wealthy hotelier, is set on working her way into his affections and beneath his sheets. The last thing Ella will tolerate is the reappearance of a rival… 

As the holiday season approaches and seaside life gathers pace, Jake suspects that Summer is keeping a huge secret from him. But Summer is not the only person in the village with something to hide. Is she just an echo of Jake’s past or are there far more important matters at stake?

What I Say

I would like to thank author Ruth Saberton for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I first dived into the world of Polwenna Bay it is following Summer as she flees from London back to her home town, a town she left as a sixteen year old to find fame and fortune.  

The book is written in the third person and is from the POV of four of the main characters Summer, Jake, Mo and Jules. There are lots of other characters in this story as there are seven in Jake and Mo's family and Summer also has two brothers.  To start with this can be a little confusing but Ruth takes her time to describe each character and I felt by the end of the book that I was beginning to know them all.

In the past there had been secrets that were keeping Summer and Jake from being happy, also Summer was hiding things now and despite everything they couldn't stay away from each other.  Mo has made decisions in the past and now that has affected them all and although deep down she knows she is wrong is driven by anger towards Summer for hurting Jake.  Jules is the local vicar and new to the area but she soon finds friends among the villagers of Polwenna Bay especially Jake's brother Danny and his son Morgan.

I love the descriptions of Polwenna Bay and would love to be able to visit.  I fell Polwenna Bay is going to turn into a great series of books and am really looking forward to book 2 which I believe is Mo's story.

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

Ruth Saberton always knew she wanted to be a writer. From an early age she was busy filling note books with stories and rather than hero worshipping Wham and Duran Duran (which ages her!) Ruth's heroes were Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins. Several attempts at bodice rippers later, Ruth turned her attention to romance and now focuses on writing romantic comedies. Her debut novel, 'Katy Carter Wants a Hero' was championed by Richard and Judy and nominated for the RNA's Romantic Comedy of the Year Award as well as being described by Heat Magazine as, 'the heir apparent to Bridget Jones'. Ruth writes under her own name, but also has several pen names which include Jessica Fox, Georgie Carter, Holly Cavendish and Lucy Hepburn. Her boyfriend says he has many women all rolled into one! 

Ruth is published by Orion, Pan Macmillan, Harper Collins and Notting Hill Press. Although she loves the UK, Ruth now lives in the Caribbean where she continues to write romances, teen novels and planning that bodice ripper! Her latest book, Escape for the Summer, is set in Cornwall but she is currently writing one set on Grand Cayman.

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