Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Perfect Retreat by Kate Forster


Can you live on love alone? Willow Carruthers – British Oscar winner, style icon and mother of three is facing a crisis: she’s broke, discovery of her partner’s infidelity has left her a single mother and, if the banks have their way, she’s about to be homeless.

Meanwhile nanny to Wilow’s children Kitty, is desperate to keep her job and knows just the place they can retreat too – her crumbling ancestral home in the Bristol countryside, Middlemist House. To both women in their hour of need, the idea of leaving LA seems brilliant in theory, until Kitty’s brother Merritt returns home unannounced. From 

London to L.A, The Perfect Retreat is pure escapism - full of sex, scandal and intrigue.



I loved Kate Forster’s modern, sassy novel The Perfect Location last year so I had high hopes for her new release The Perfect Retreat.

The book has a great mix of characters from all different walks of life and the story includes each of the characters own personal storylines so there isn’t one main character similar to in her previous book.
The lovely Kitty is a nanny for celebrity Willow’s children. Willow needs to get back in the spot light so she can financially support her children after they become homeless. For the time being Kitty offers Willow a lifeline by letting them move into Middlemist Manor, the home both Kitty and her brother Merritt have inherited.

Merritt is such a loveable gentleman, he is very traditional so the way he coped having a celebrity and her three children living under the same roof was a surprise. He seemed to warm to the children with ease.
Some of the disabilities that the characters have were very delicately written about and both disabilities I have never come across in a fiction bool before so it brought something very unique to this book.

I was shocked by the way Willow’s relationship with her children at the beginning of this book, they seemed to come across as a hindrance to her but thankfully as the storyline moved along it was great to see the change in her relationship with the children which made me warm to her character a little more.

There was a large helping of romance in this book with a splash of the sauciness we had in the last book. I was hooked throughout the whole of the book I really couldn’t put it down. I would have liked to have found out more about the secrets Ivo had uncovered but this may just be me being greedy!

If you’re looking for a book full of romance, fame and fortune then this is the book for you. If you have a kindle head over and grab your copy below whilst it is still only 99p!!!



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