Love in the City by the Sea by Lilac Mills / #Review @LilacMills

Tess Barton is stuck in a rut. She’s working three jobs while trying to get her career as an artist off the ground… and now her sister wants her to run a marathon too?! No thank you!

But it’s not just any marathon. It’s the Barcelona marathon and they’d be running in memory of their late sister. She’s ready for her flight but when disaster strikes and Emma can’t make it, Tess finds herself facing a new city and challenge all alone. That is, until an unexpected rendezvous in a little tapas bar with gorgeous Spaniard Roberto.

Facing the unknown Tess laces up her trainers, determined to master the marathon… and maybe find love in the city by the sea at the same time.




What would you do when you are more or less forced in to doing something that is so not you? It’s for a good cause that is very close to your heart though and that’s the reason you stop arguing and you will go for it.

What would you do when, due to circumstances, you find yourself alone in a strange city a few thousand kilometers from your home base, but in a city that lives and breathes your favorite artist Gaudi? You most certainly make the best of it and when you meet the most perfect guide, you feel like you are in heaven.

The city has stolen your heart, but what if that perfect guide seems to be perfect in every possible way? What would you do? Would you ask the same question The Clash once did: Should I stay or should I go…?

The lovely love store with the ups and downs typical for a chicklit and at the same time a billboard for the Spanish city.

It really makes you long to pack your bags and book a plane ticket. For me there sometimes were a bit too many descriptions, but it certainly made me want to eat tapas and churros. 🙂 4 stars. 

Thank you, Lilac Mills


About the author 

Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.


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