Now the one thing that is truly fantastic about being a HarperCollins EQA-er is that you get to read such a variety of different ebooks, spanning all genres and all eras. Normally I would avoid books with that dreaded ‘chick-lit’ tag but an EQA-er’s gotta do what an EQA-er’s gotta do. So I rid myself of my romantic cynicism, banished any literary snobbery, ignored the imaginary university lecturers in my head screaming “don’t do it Fliss, don’t do it ... reach for Sylvia Plath instead” and took the plunge into Temptation.
Temptation is the word that succinctly sums this novel up: it’s one of those books that lures you in with a perfectly crafted love-interest, exquisitely timed coincidental meetings and the agonising ‘will-they-won’t they’ love scenes. The novel centres on the frustratingly monotonous life of Alison and her typical 2.4 family taking their annual holiday to the time-warped Fitzgerald Hotel in the sheltered setting of rural Island. All the elements are there: bored housewife, preoccupied husband, old flame, secluded environment and yes – you guessed it – the happy ending!...
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