- Title Sunshine & Secrets
- Author Daisy James
- Year 2018
- Genre Romance
When newly heartbroken chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the launch of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the chance. Leaving her ex behind Millie jets off to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia. Despite the beautiful location Millie soon realises she faces a challenge to get the school ready on time. And sarcastic but extremely handsome estate manager Zach Barker isn’t helping. As Millie adjusts to the Caribbean pace of life she discovers her own carefree side in the tropical paradise. But can she fulfil her promise? Or will fun in the sun prove too much of a distraction?
This was a freebie given away by Apple Books, I’m not sure I would have picked it up otherwise. It’s a functional rom-com style book but to be honest, it wasn’t my favourite. As always, the promise of heading off to a sunnier climate to get over a heartbreak is a great bit of escapism but I got a bit frustrated by our main character. She was sent over there with a job to do but really didn’t seem to get a lot of work done.
The dialogue wasn’t all that natural, it felt like a lot of people opened up about their entire life histories to complete strangers, which isn’t something I particularly understand! But it was a nice story that came to a happy ending so no harm done.
Rating: 2 / 5