Thursday, 10 September 2015

Jo's Review - Strawberries at Wimbledon by Nikki Moore

What They Say:

The fifth short story in the fun & flirty #LoveLondon series from exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore!

The one that got away?

Sipping Pimms and eating fresh strawberries at Wimbledon are the perfect start to the British summer for Rayne. Immersed in her career as a journalist in the City, she's been too busy and distracted to give men – or other outside interests – much of a chance lately. That's something her friend Lily thinks she should correct, coming up with the perfect ‘sex with an ex’ solution – much to the amusement of the crowd on Centre Court!

When Rayne runs into old flame Adam, former good guy who is now all grown up with a hint of bad boy about him, it's a tempting thought. But is that such a good idea, when she knows that four years ago, she broke his heart?

Back from travelling the world and settling into running the family business, Adam never expected to see his university girlfriend again. And he definitely didn't think he would still be angry with her for running away, or that she would still have the same stunning effect on him. But she does, so maybe the perfect way to get her out of his dreams and from under his skin, is to have a hot sex-filled night with her? The only trouble is, one night might not be enough…

First love – can you ever go back?

What I Say:

Again I can't remember if this is one of my own books or if I was sent this as a review book, but I will give an honest review anyway.

When I saw this books I loved the idea of Strawberrys at Wimbledon and my idea of what the book would hold was a little different to how the book actually turned out to be.  In some ways this was a good thing, I loved the story around Wimbledon and thought more could have been made of this area of the book especially when Rayne comes face to face with old flame Adam.  

The parts I didn't like so much were the flash backs that Rayne had and I know its a feature of these books but in this one I really didn't feel they worked as well as in other books by Nikki.  I also struggled to like both Adam and Rayne.  Still the story is an easy read and I did really enjoy it but not as much as the other in this wonderful set of books and I am looking forward to reading the last book.

About The Author

Nikki Moore lives in beautiful Dorset and writes short stories and touching, sexy romantic fiction. She's thrilled to be published by Harper Impulse, the digital first romance imprint of Harper Collins.

Be My Valentine, a collection of poignant short stories by Nikki and other Harper Impulse authors was published on 13 February 2014 and has received four and five star reviews. Her debut novel Crazy, Undercover, Love was published by Harper Impulse on 24th April 2014 and will be available in paperback on 25th September but can be pre-ordered via Amazon now.

On 21 February 2014 her short story 'A Night to Remember' was published in digital and print editions of the Mills & Boon / RNA anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply, edited by author Sue Moorcroft. Best-selling authors including Carole Matthews, Katie Fforde and Adele Parks feature. Nikki's short story in that anthology has been bundled with stories by Katie Fforde and Heidi Rice in a shortened ebook available from 1st April.

Nikki's was a finalist in several writing competitions from 2010 onwards, including Novelicious Undiscovered 2012. A member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, she has contributed to their magazine 'Romance Matters,' has far too much fun attending the annual conferences and has also chaired a panel and taken part in a workshop at the Festival of Romance.

She posts about three of her favourite things - Writing, Work and Wine - on her blog and believes in supporting other writers as part of a friendly, talented and diverse community so she often features other authors and new releases on her blog.

I’m always happy to answer questions or have a natter, so if any readers or bloggers want to get in touch, come and find me on

Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a pretty classic Too-Independent-For-Men protagonist turned soft story. Those can be fun to romp through and watch the heroine change her tune when confronted with the right guy, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which of them I should actually read...I wish I had a better sense of what might make this one unique.