#bookreview The Hotel on the Riviera by Carol Kirkwood

Synopsis:

By the sapphire blue waters of the French Riviera, a decades-long secret is about to be revealed…

Wayward Greek heiress, Ariana Theodosis, inherits the Hotel du Soleil as part of a mysterious legacy. Captivated by its faded glamour, she hopes it offers her the chance to start again.

Hotelier Gabriel du Lac’s family have owned the hotel for decades – and he has no intention of giving it up for a beautiful stranger.

Madame du Lac has watched the rich and famous pass through the doors of the hotel for almost half a century, and she has kept its secrets too.

As the past finally catches up with them all, will this summer reveal a forgotten secret, and change their lives forever…?

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for my free ARC.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover the authors connection to her first book* in this story. Sun soaked destinations, glamour and decadence, love and lust, all feature in this story set in the French Riviera.

Ariana, the Greek heiress, inherits a hotel and decides it will be her making – a chance to grow up, become the woman her grandmother would want her to be, to escape the clutches of a purposeless existence of parties and fashion. Only one small problem, Ariana has no idea how she has come to be the owner of the hotel, and the people who thought they were the owners are still in residence. Then she discovers the hotel is a dowdy facsimile of its reputation. Ariana has to pull her big girl pants on and make this her moment to shine.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, the characters were ever so slightly 2D, and there were a tad too many ‘tanned toned thighs’ but the heart of the story was all there, and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend this new book from Carol Kirkwood and I hope Carol continues to write and delight us with more stories.

*Under a Greek moon

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