Monday, 6 August 2018

Book Review | A Summer Scandal By Kat French

Blooming Fiction Book Review | A Summer Scandal By Kat French

Summer has never been so scandalous…
When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again – but how?
When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?
Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter?

A Summer Scandal 
by Kat French
  • Publisher: Avon (28 Jun. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000823678X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008236786

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Before jumping into my review for A Summer Scandal I'd like to just make a point that I did not finish this book. When I originally read the blurb I thought the sound of a pier coming back to life was wonderful. However, I didn't anticipate the dominance that adult shops would have in this novel. Unfortunately, as these kind of stores aren't to my taste I had trouble enjoying the book so I had to stop. However, this is not to say that the book wasn't well written. 

A Summer Scandal sees Violet, with blue edged hair, move into her Gran's old apartment which has been left to her in a will. Much to her parents' dismay she continues her journey and is soon embroiled in local politics to protect the pier that her grandfather bought. Except he was supposed to have sold it, and didn't. Moving into the untouched flat, Violet revels in the mannerisms of the flat and soon meets her hunky next door neighbour who not only likes her, but shares a similar frame of mind.

I got up to 39% of this book and I have to say that although adult shops are far from something I like to read about, the story itself has a lot going for it. There's some cracking characters you'll learn to hate very quickly and others which will add an abundance of charm to your day. In contrast to the running adult theme, the characters involved definitely create a scene in my mind which is absolutely a typical seaside town kind of setting. 

If you don't mind a bit of an Ann Summers orientated kind of book this is definitely a read you would enjoy. It isn't to everyone's taste, like my own, but if you're not phased by this kind of subject I 'd definitely recommend giving A Summer Scandal a read.

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