Official blurb from Amazon
Philippa Taylor (Pepper to her friends) has big dreams. When she closes her eyes, she can picture exactly who she ought to be. The problem is, it’s about as far away from her real life in a small coastal town in Suffolk as she can imagine.
So when her elderly friend Josephine persuades Pepper to accompany her on a trip to Europe, she jumps at the chance to change her routine. And when Pepper bumps (literally) into the handsome Finn in Lisbon, it seems as though she might have finally found what she’s been looking for.
But Pepper know all too well things are rarely as they seem. Her own quiet life hides a dark secret from the past. And even though she and Finn may have been destined to find each other, Pepper suspects life may have other plans as to how the story should end.
I received a digital ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book that I have read by Isabelle Broom and can confirm that it won’t be my last. I was totally immersed in this story and loved every moment.
The friendship between Pepper and Josephine was a beautiful thing. Pepper’s fractured family life and confidence needed the stability that their friendship created. Pepper’s relationship with her parents was a major source of pain and the way that the root of the problem was revealed made for a heart-breaking read.
Having visited Lisbon and Barcelona, it was lovely to return virtually and enjoy the sights again.
The delectable Finn was a joy to read about and the spark between him and Pepper was clearly set to become an inferno!
I avoid spoilers so I will stop short of giving the game away but, I can assure you, this book has every ingredient required for the perfect romantic break.