Friday, June 22, 2018

One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer ​




One Summer Weekend

One summer weekend can change everything …

Alicia Marlowe’s life as an executive coach is well under control – until she meets her new client, Jack Smith. Jack’s reputation precedes him and Alicia knows immediately that he spells trouble. Not least because he reminds her of someone else – a man who broke her heart and made her resolve never to lower her guard again.

Taking Jack on as a client is a risk, but one that Alicia decides to take for the good of her career. As long as she keeps him in his place, she might just make it through unscathed. But Jack has other ideas – including a ‘business’ trip to the Lake District. One summer weekend with him is all it takes to put Alicia’s carefully organised world in a spin …



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A sweet, clean read.  I appreciated this as a cleanse of my reading palate between grittier reads.
Alicia is hired to coach Jack and all she knows about him is what she has googled. This gives her some preconceived opinions.  Jack doesn't understand why this beautiful woman is so difficult but he enjoys a challenge.  What he doesn't know is her previous personal pain.

While there is the required conflict in this book, the tension, for the most part, is just annoying, not enough to make me overly attached. I wish a few issues would have been presented more clearly or in greater depth. I wanted to care more.  The author does have a talent for writing interesting descriptive phrases.  

If you are looking for a sweet, romantic escape read, with some emotional healing,  you will enjoy this.

Author Bio –



Juliet Archer writes award-winning romantic comedy for Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction. She has been known to spend many happy hours matching irresistible heroes with their equally irresistible chocolate counterparts – watch out for the dark nutty ones!




Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma, won the Big Red Read Book of the Year 2011 Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. Her second novel, Persuade Me, was shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award.



Juliet’s third book, One Summer Weekend, is out in June 2018. You can also read her short stories: Incense & Insensibility in the Choc Lit Love Match anthology, and Love Rules in Choc Lit’s Kisses & Cupcakes anthology.

Juliet was born and bred in North-East England and now lives in Hertfordshire. She gives talks all over the UK and in the USA about the classic authors who inspire her work. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Jane Austen Society. Her non-writing career has spanned IT, acquisitions analysis, copy editing, marketing and project management, providing plenty of first-hand research for her novels.

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