Philippa Taylor (Pepper to her friends) has big dreams. When she closes her eyes, she can picture exactly who she ought to be. The problem is, it’s about as far away from her real life in a small coastal town in Suffolk as she can imagine.
So when her elderly friend Josephine persuades Pepper to accompany her on a trip to Europe, she jumps at the chance to change her routine. And when Pepper bumps (literally) into the handsome Finn in Lisbon, it seems as though she might have finally found what she’s been looking for.
But Pepper know all too well things are rarely as they seem. Her own quiet life hides a dark secret from the past. And even though she and Finn may have been destined to find each other, Pepper suspects life may have other plans as to how the story should end..
Broom has a way of taking you around the world in her novels.
Therefore the first chunk of the novel where we are taken to Lisbon was bliss however it was short lived sadly. I wish that part of the storyline had continued more so.
It was difficult to connect with Pepper as a character throughout and blames her lifestyle for every single decision and not even owning up to her own lifestyle. We all make decisions, stop being so selfish. I felt as if the novel’s love plot developed too fast so of course there will be struggles and doubt since that is the case.
I didn’t have that spark with this particular one sadly, I had higher hopes. Don’t let this novel put you off though as Broom does have more amazing reads.