Come Away With Me by Maddie Please @MaddiePlease1 @0neMoreChapter_

Book Description:

Somewhere beyond the sea…

When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard.

Despite the age difference, India has always been the judgemental sibling, and there’s been even more friction than usual since ‘the big engagement’. With India constantly obsessing over wedding plans, Alexa has never felt more single, or more of a failure.

She longs to find a man who was funny, handsome and faithful, but when she meets the enigmatic (and gorgeous) Gabriel Frost on the cruise, he seems to be as cold as his name suggests. Or is he…?

Set sail for an adventure on the high seas, it’s time for Alexa to discover that sometimes, romance can surprise you!

My Thoughts:

Alexa and India are sisters who even though they are still active in each other’s lives, are not as close as they once were. They are both different in personalities which sometimes causes them to clash. When their parents win a cruise in a raffle, as they are unable to go themselves, they give it to their two daughters as part of a hen-do for India’s upcoming wedding.

I have to admit that I was very similar in my thinking as the sisters when it comes to cruises. Not sure why but you automatically seem to think it is more for the older generation, maybe it once was but it certainly isn’t like that anymore. If anything the author really sold a cruise to me as with all the activities and wonderful food and drinks, it sounded bliss! In fact, each chapter starts off with the name of a cocktail and what ingredients go in them. Only thing missing is the measurements so they could be a bit lethal if you try to make them yourself!

Whilst I could understand Alexa’s feelings over her sister India, she was someone that grew on me throughout the story. The trip brings the sisters closer with spending quality time together although they still have the odd moments but it was lovely to see them getting along. Along with the sisters signing up to different talks and activities, Alexa meets Gabriel who is a very nice love interest indeed who not only set Alexa’s heart a flutter but mine also.

Come Away With Me was a glorious read that took me away from my current surroundings and had me enjoying life on board. I was caught up in the day to day routines with the wonderful different destinations that grabbed my imagination. I loved getting to know Alexa and India and spending time with them, I wouldn’t have liked their drinks bill at the end of it though! This is pure escapism that was highly entertaining with very likeable and relatable characters that will feel like family by the time you reach the end. Now to sign myself up to a cruise!

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