This is my last ever My Summer Reads post of 2015. I've read some fantastic books this summer so it's been quite difficult choosing a favourite. But chosen I have!
My Book of The Summer 2015 is...
The Love Shack
by Jane Costello
Life's great when you're 29 years old with a gorgeous girlfriend and fulfilling job. Until you have to move back in with your mum . . .
Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save enough for the deposit is by moving in, rent-free, with Dan's mum.
It's a desperate solution, but it's only for six months. And Gemma's determined to make it work, no matter how bad things get.
But between Dan's mum's kitchen karaoke, her constant innuendos, irrepressible argumentative streak and - worst of all - her ham and pineapple curries, life back at home would test the patience of two saints. Which Dan and Gemma most definitely are not.
Then, as they're trying to convince themselves it will all be worth it, Gemma's past comes back to haunt her. And suddenly the foundations of their entire relationship are shaken to their core…
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I loved The Love Shack. It was such a fun, vibrant read with some fantastic characters. I often found myself laughing out loud at the antics of Gemma and Dan as they moved back in with Dan's mother in order to save some cash to buy their dream home. I liked that we got to see the situation from both Gemma and Dan's point of view with the alternating perspectives, giving the reader a full picture of what was going on.
Jane Costello's writing has such an easy flow to it and is full of warmth and wit, which made it the perfect summer read for me.
You can see my full review of The Love Shack here