Title: The Summer Escape
Author: Hannah Ellis
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Single-mother Beth desperately needs a break.
Grieving the loss of her mother, she sets off to the Isles of Scilly with her five-year-old daughter, Ellie.
Their holiday cottage is utterly charming, but it’s meeting Trystan – the owner of the cottage – that makes Beth’s stay so perfect.
When their holiday fling starts to feel like something more, she knows she’s in trouble. Her life is in Plymouth, while he lives in London. Besides, Trystan has already admitted he’s not ready for a family.
Is he prepared to take a leap of faith for Beth and Ellie? And with the odds stacked against them, can they find a way to make their relationship last beyond the lazy days of summer?
I am a huge fan of Hannah Ellis, and of the Isles of Scilly series, having already read and loved The Weekend Getaway and A Change of Heart, I couldn’t wait to read the next installment in this series. This time, the story is centered around Trystan. Returning home after being in London, he is unable to stay at his cottage, as his Mum has rented it out as a holiday let for the week, so Trystan finds himself having to stay with his Mum.
Staying in the cottage are Beth and her Daughter Ellie. They are on holiday for a week, but the weather has been so awful, they didn’t manage to really do anything they had planned to do. With the weather improving and sumemr making an appearance again, they decide to stay for a few extra days. Meeting Trystan, Beth enjoys spending time with him – he gets on really well with Ellie, and the 3 of them enjoy time exploring and having fun together in the beautiful summer on Scilly.
It is adorable to see the feelings develop between both Trystan and Beth, even though they have both been hurt in the past by previous relationships. Could they both really have found ‘the one’, or will Beth go back home, making their developing relationship stop before it has really begun?
The Summer Escape really is such a beautifully written story. I love the way that Hannah develops her characters – they are just so real and relatable. Another incredible story in the Isles of Scilly series – one that I absolutely recommend is on your reading list.
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