This book will make you believe in love.
The hardest heart can’t fail to be warmed by this story. It’s a classic love story with all the elements you expect, plenty of romance, love, sex, travel, conflict, and resolution.
Set between Texas, Glasgow, and Paris with a skiing stop-off somewhere in Northern Europe, the travel descriptions and settings are sublime. The dialogue is fast, pacey, natural, and the description and narrative flow like a swift river.
Our lass, Kathryn, is a successful businesswoman with an on-the-up employment-skills training business that’s fast-tracking her to the first million. She’s been burned and has no time for those, no-good, cheating men.
She meets Ian. This man is the dog’s. He’s got it all. He’s good-looking-fit-rich, you name it. He’s got it going on. He’s a millionaire businessman and a musician in his spare time. The god-man is flawless—well, he does have one fault, but you have to read to find that out.
He sets out to snare the wary Kathryn in his love net, and she’s equally determined not to be caught. Ian doesn’t do things by halves and has a private plane at his disposal. It is a beautiful tale of how the other half lives and a story about loving for love and not what a fat credit card can buy.
If this author was an artist, she’d be drawing dinner-plate-sized, liquid-brown eyes and working for Disney. It’s that good.
It’s beautifully written, and the characters are all likeable and draw you into their highs and lows.
The love scenes are raunchy but written with sophistication and style. Grahme writes these scenes well, and there’s not a single two-word turn-off phrase in the book, over and over, up and down, harder and harder, faster and faster—not one. She writes them with proper description and emotion. They are appropriately placed, sensitively written, and add to rather than detract from the story.
The writing is intelligent and kind, with a good smattering of history. It’s thoughtful with some amazing settings and a relative amount of wine drinking.
Sheer, unadulterated, escapism.
Me? Envious of the beautiful Kathryn and her remarkable life, that she’s worked very hard for and doesn’t need a man to provide—and she can run 5k and lift 40 Kilo. Envious? Don’t be ridiculous.
This is Book One in a series, and I believe Book Two follows the two secondary characters in the book. This is an excellent idea. We keep up with Kathryn and Ian but get more involved with Janet and her crazy, out-there personality.
A fantastic dream of a read. Highly recommended.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.