And Now You're Back by Jill Mansell
.ePUB, 325 pages
Expected Publication: June 8th 2021 by Sourcebooks Landmark
About the Book:
Didi Laing met her first love, Shay Mason, on a magical winter visit to Venice. For six months after that they were rapturously happy together and Shay came to work at Didi's parents' hotel in the Cotswolds. One event changed everything, shocking the town, and leading to Shay's disappearance. In the thirteen years after Shay walked out, no one expects ever to hear from him again. Then one day, out of the blue, Shay returns to Elliscombe to fulfill his father's dying wish and unintentionally upends Didi's life.Moving into the best suite in her hotel sparks all kinds of rumors and sets off a chain of events that affects the whole town. The residents of Elliscombe all have their own stories and secrets, more intertwined than anyone could have guessed.
I really liked the first novel I read by this author ( Maybe This Time ) so I thought I'd give this second chance romance a try and I am so glad I did. The first chapter alone, reading about Didi and Shay's first kiss, was so romantic. And although this book has some tough subject matter, it's really just about life as it happens. There is a later in life romance, a death from cancer, a bit of catfishing going on, a bit of a mystery added in and of course Didi and Shay keep trying to get together, but someone else is always in the way.
This was a very enjoyable story about second chances...Not everything goes smoothly in life...But love and friendship can pop up in the most unexpected ways, with some amazing people. You will definitely enjoy this book if you are looking for a lighthearted romance that ticks all the boxes.
Thank you NetGalley, Jill Mansell and Sourcebooks Landmark for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.