|Stuck With Me by Cassandra Piat|
Today I am taking part in the weekend blitz virtual book tour for Stuck With Me by Cassandra Piat, hosted by Neverland Blog Tours.
As this book is set in Mauritius I appreciate I am stretching the boundaries of France here, however culturally Mauritius is quite French and almost 19 years ago we spent our honeymoon there. It was lovely to be back, even if only in the pages of a novel.
Molly is a happy soul and it’s her always-smiling persona that Adam is interested in discovering more about. Adam is a journalist ‘forced’ into writing a feature on happiness. One week, all expenses paid at a beach side hotel in Mauritius, with Adam doing his best to counterbalance Molly Sunshine; it should be the easiest assignment he’s ever worked on.
However, it doesn’t take him long to discover there is more to Molly than her smile and the chemistry between them begins to make things spark. As well as some great descriptions of the beautiful island of Mauritius (thankfully our two characters are keen to leave the all inclusive resort and explore), this book is good fun, with just enough romance to give a warm and squishy feeling inside.
This book was ticking it all for me in terms of chick-lit formula. Boy and girl thrown together, a love/hate relationship that soon becomes chemistry with tingles and fluttering heart rates, then deception and disappointment rear their ugly heads, despite us always wanting true love to conquer. However, just when I thought that was all it had to offer, I was pleasantly surprised. The author deals with anxiety issues suffered by one of the characters in a sympathetic way and portrayed the emotions this stirred up for those caring for someone with anxiety very well. This added an extra layer of feelings and emotions to the book and was all the better for it.
This book is a perfect, easy (no-thought-required) holiday read that is packed full of laughter and emotions, and that will transport you to Mauritius, a very special place.
|Blog Tour Stuck With Me by Cassandra Piat|
Stuck With Me is published by Island Girl Publishing and is available in ebook format. Link to Amazon is below.