The Summer Getaway – Tilly Tennant

Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door…

Ashley Moon got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter,Molly.

Too heart-broken and proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made a decision to go it alone and raise her daughter herself. Fifteen hard and lonely years later, she finally has the chance to take Molly on her first ever holiday; a gorgeous, all-expenses paid trip to the charming French resort of St Raphael.

It is the perfect setting for a week of quality time together; they plan to cycle through the sun-drenched vineyards, lounge by the glistening pool and practice their French on friendly locals. And just when Ashley thought things couldn’t get any better, comes the news of a handsome new occupant to the villa next door.

But fate has other plans for Ashley. One look in to her neighbour’s dark hazel eyes is all it takes to give her the shock of her life. Standing in front of her is Haydon, Molly’s long lost father and the holiday fling she thought she’d never see again.

As the temperature on the Cote D’Azure steadily rises and Ashley and Haydon begin spend more and more time together, will Ashley find the courage to tell him who she is – and more importantly, who Molly is?



My review

When you see that cover, don’t you feel like putting on your bathing suit and diving into that inviting blue water? I certainly do. It also makes me want to pack my bags and book my own summer getaway.
When you are young you set out to have some fun and when, one night, you think with your heart in stead of your mind, life can change forever. But faith (or was it coincidence, because it does exist) can give a helping hand and when you thought you knew the direction your future was headed in, you have another think coming …
I felt in France and I could smell the smells, see the colours and hear the sounds as if I were there as well. It was a fluently written story and I loved the little jokes. It had everything I want in a book that fits this genre.
I understood the struggles Haydon and Ashley were dealing with and although Sue was sometimes harsh, I understood her too. After all, parents want only what’s best for their children and occasionally you have to leave the sugarcoating behind. 5 stars.

Thank you, Tilly Tennant, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

From a young age, Tilly Tennant was convinced that she was destined for the stage.  Once she realised she wasn’t actually very good at anything that would put her on the stage, she started to write stories instead. There were lots of terrible ones, like The Pet Rescue Gang (aged eight), which definitely should not see the light of day ever again. Thankfully, her debut novel, Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was not one of those, and since it hit the Amazon best seller lists she hasn’t looked back. Born in Dorset, she currently lives in Staffordshire with her husband, two daughters, three guitars, four ukuleles, two violins and a kazoo.