Sun, Sea and Sangria by Victoria Cooke
Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing an all-male dance troupe – the Heavenly Hunks.
With golden beaches, sparkling blue water and relaxing after work with a glass of sangria – or three – for Kat, it’s summer all year round.
But despite life being postcard-perfect, Kat can’t help but wonder if she is missing out on the most important thing of all . . . love.
The dancers are all well known for their flirtatious antics and aren’t looking for anything serious . . . except Jay.
Handsome, caring and a good listener, he ignites a fire in Kat’s heart that scares her witless. But her relationship with Jay should stay strictly professional . . . right?
As the temperature rises, will Kat be able to take the plunge, let go of her past and find romance in paradise?
I love Tenerife and was delighted to discover that this was where most of the novel was set. Although we don't get to see anything of the island, what we do get to experience is behind the scenes at those shows that many hotels hire. As a viewer, we just rock up, enjoy the show, then head for the bar - as a reader we take a peek at all the hard work that goes on before, during and after, and I found it fascinating.
Another thing to hold my interest was the love and friendship that Kat had with her team, and of course, the developing romance with Jay. Both of them have issues, both of them have a past, but it's how they deal with this and learn to love themselves as well as each other, which makes this book so lovely.
About the Author
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she's not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she's always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers' courses before completing her first novel, 'The Secret to Falling in Love,' in 2016.
Her third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.