Hi friend! My review today is for the book Holiday in the Hills by Lilac Mills.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Canelo in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy!
How do you write a romance novel with a broken heart?
Ivy is suffering from writer’s block after a disastrous affair with her (now ex) publisher. Her agent suggests an extended holiday to get her writing career back on track – a month’s stay in a stunning villa on the gorgeous island of Tenerife.
No WiFi, no TV, no distractions.
Except for the very attractive, very lovely Sebastián who comes by every day to clean the pool. Soon Ivy’s on a roll with her new novel and her relationship with Sebastián is growing into something more, despite the secrets he’s keeping.
But her ex isn’t done with her – professionally or personally. And with Sebastián keeping secrets, maybe a return to London is best…
Holiday in the Hills – My Review :
This was such a delightful and quickly paced read. And Ivy Winter is a character that is easy to love. And I definitely fell in love with her villa and new home.
Ivy is running from London, and everything she knows. Because she has been spurned by a former lover, now she’s only interested in writing her next great novel.
Enter Sebastián. He’s the handsome man there to clean the pool, and her book suddenly comes to life…but, there is more to him than meets the eye.
Secrets lie on both sides, because she has used him as inspiration for her new character, and he is actually a famous (now retired) actor.
But together they create their own delicious love story.
Also, I love how much family and food play a role in this book, as the culture is evident in each page. (And I am adding Ropa Vieja to my meal plan next week!)
While this book makes a great beach read, it’s also a great escape from Winter!