Blog Tour for One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer ~with Giveaway @rararesources

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Welcome to my stop on the One Summer weekend blog tour!  Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Here’s a pretty book to perk up your Sunday morning.



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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Review 1

Take two type A personalities, lots of emotional baggage and one weekend in the breathtakingly beautiful Lake District and you’ve got quite a tale to tell.  Juliet had me feeling like I was at a tennis match with this one.  One moment I was on Jack’s side, the next I was Alicia’s, then I was back where I started and then shunted back again.  Quite fun for a reader.

Julia’s character is introduced as tough, hard, no nonsense and yet vulnerable.  To protect herself from repeating past hurts, she shows only a tough exterior to the world, to the reader even!  I spent quite a chunk of this book thinking how unlikeable this lady is.  It is through Jack’s constant prodding at her armour and the gradually revealed details of her history with Troy that Julia’s softer side is revealed.  At that point she becomes a much more sympathetic character.

Jack is just as stubborn as the leading lady and his antics are, at times, equally infuriating. He’s cast as a playboy and, with a bombshell ex-girlfriend, seems perfect for the part.  However, there’s a lot more to Jack and only by digging into his past, will Alicia discover who he is now.

The story is told from Alicia’s point of view only so that does limit how much of Jack we get to see. However, it would have been nice to get more info on his past and his coping mechanisms.

Favourite Parts:

  • The sparring between Jack and Alicia while they stayed with Bill and Midge.  Given the corner they’d backed themselves into, it was hilarious to read how they communicated with each other and tried to keep up appearances.
  • The vivid and inviting Lake District descriptions sent me on a hunt for pictures.

Least Favourite Parts:

  • I feel the ending was rushed and I would have liked to get more closure on Jack’s personal issues.
  • Lots of ‘business speak’ about executive coaching.  Maybe less detail on that and more on Jack!

Overall this is a quick and easy read.  Although Jack and Alicia both behave irrationally at times, the chemistry between them is well-written and entirely enjoyable.  Definitely worth a read.

I give this novella 3.5 summery espresso shots.

3.5 Shots




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Author Bio

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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 & Insensibilityin the Choc Lit Love Match anthology, and Love Rulesin 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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