‘LEARN TO SALSA DANCE,’ the card in the shop window read. ‘Experience the red-hot vibes of Latin America right here in the Lake District. Beginners and singles welcome.’
Lauren Scott lives in ‘The most romantic place in Britain’, but her love life is about as successful as her mountain climbing skills. The man she’s obsessed over for two years has proposed to someone else – and her only solution is to save up for six months to go travelling, so she never has to set eyes on him again.
But when her friends sign her up for a dance class – in the same historic hotel where her beloved dad worked and her most precious childhood memories were formed – Lauren makes a horrifying discovery. It’s been sold to a faceless budget chain, which has depressing plans in store. Worse, the entrepreneur behind it all turns out to be among a group of guys her friend Cate roped in to join the very same salsa class they’ve signed up for….
Jane Costello’s funniest book yet – a story of love, friendship and some serious hip action . . . Get in the mood to mambo!
Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel is a fun filled feel good read.
I have to say being a big fan of programmes like Grand Designs and Homes Under the Hammer, I devoured every mention of the restoration and decorating of the hotel itself and had the most wonderful visions in my head from the descriptions in the book. Even though the hotel is owned by one of Lauren’s friends love interest, it has a special bless in Lauren’s heart as it has a connection to her dad.
Lauren is a single female who seems to be going through some sort of mid life crisis. She doesn’t seem to really know what she wants and seems desperate to make something of her life and settle down. She seems to make a lot of rash decisions including leaving her job in a primary school to travel to nearly the other side of the world. I actually wanted to give her a good shake to make her realise that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and to realise what she was about to give up.
One thing about Lauren though is that she a truly great friend. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to her friends, even giving up on her own dreams to make sure they are okay. Her poor friends all seem to going through a bit of a rough patch and Lauren has her work cut out trying to sort her own life out as well as her friends.
Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel is a novel very much about friendships, relationships and romance. Even though the author addresses some difficult and current issues, she does it in a way that makes this still a heart warming and light hearted reading experience. Really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of the authors books.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel is available to purchase from Amazon.