Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Books Read: Rebecca Raisin - The Heart of Bali

What happens when your break from real life shows you exactly how empty it actually is?  

Focused and driven, Aurora has built her PR and event management company into a thriving success. But, it’s come at a cost. Her relationships suffer, and she has virtually no social life. When her boyfriend suggests a holiday to mend the bridges, it seems like a good idea to rekindle their attraction and make some new life choices. Instead, she finds herself in the tropical paradise of Bali, heartbroken and alone. 

When Marcel, the hotelier, offers to show her the real Bali, she doesn’t hesitate — he might be just the pick-me-up she needs. Pinning Marcel as a Casanova, Aurora decides to have fun and not overthink things. Exploring her more sensual side brings a newfound confidence, and she finds herself falling for the French hotelier and the Bali he shows her...until an unexpected visitor arrives at the hotel.

As her holiday draws to a close, will Aurora choose to leave with good memories, or follow her heart?

Amazon link: Kindle

Rebecca Raisin has certainly been busy this month with the publication of two novellas through two different publishers.  Tomorrow sees the publication of Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe, follow up to her debut novella Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe which I reviewed in December, but today I have a review of The Heart of Bali which was published earlier this month by Escape Publishing, her Australian publishers.

Aurora was supposed to have been coming on this trip to Bali with her boyfriend Denny but after he fails to turn up at the airport following his antics on a friends stag do, she decides she needs the break and sets off on her own.

And despite having cried many tears since she arrived, Bali's healing qualities seem to be doing the trick and she's ready to move on with her life.  So when she meets hotel manager Marcel who offers to show her the real Bali, it's clear that there's more than being a tourist guide on offer but is her heart ready for a little holiday romance? 

The Heart of Bali was a sexy, feel good read which had the right ingredients for a romantic love story, gorgeous setting...check, fragile leading lady...check, handsome hero...check, a villian...check, and sexual chemistry by the bucketload...CHECK.  What more could you ask for? 

The only thing for me was that it wasn't quite long enough for me as I finished this novella in no time at all, I could have happily carried on reading to find how things were going to play out between Aurora and Marcel so I'm seriously hoping that there might be a follow up story at some point in the future. 

I received a copy of this eBook via NetGalley for an honest review.  

No comments:

Post a Comment