Described as a light and fun romance, it certainly hit the mark but there’s also something about Nina Kaye’s writing that brings another element. There’s underlying topical issues, ones that many readers will have experienced, and Nina deals with these themes by putting them into a bigger situation with humour and romance to take the edge off. The themes are not undervalued though, she gives them the due attention that they deserve as she unravels them through the nuances of her characters.

Speaking of characters, they’re starkly human. Which is no bad thing, it’s just a surprise! Romances often paint picture perfect humans and in fact, not liking the main characters for quite some time was refreshing. Coupled with the not-so-typical vocation that Nina is in, the true and sobering reality of the stand-up comedy industry, and this book had a little bit of everything which made it a great read.

Characters with guts, a setting clearly researched or known well by the Author, and sprinkling of humour added in. But, will they? Won’t they? You’ll have to read it to find out!

About the Book

After a string of failed relationships – romantic and platonic – Lea’s had enough of watching life happen without her. When she bumps into Shep, a comedian at the Edinburgh festival in need of accommodation, it feels like destiny. And voilá – Lea now has a lodger and some company.

The two get on like a flat on fire, and Lea can’t resist falling for outgoing Shep. But she knows it’s a mistake that will cost her heart – he’s just another guy passing through, after all. And with Shep’s stand up routine edging him closer to his big break, there’s no way he’ll stick around.

Love is no laughing matter as the festival draws to a close. Can Lea find the confidence to step up and confess her feelings to Shep? Will he want to stay?

About The Author

Nina Kaye is a contemporary romance author who writes warm, witty and uplifting reads with a deeper edge. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and much adored side-kick, James. In addition to writing, Nina enjoys swimming, gin and karaoke (preferably all enjoyed together in a sunny, seaside destination). Nina has previously published The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating and has also been a contender for the RNA Joan Hessayson Award.

[Photo credit; Nina Kaye]

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