Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wish You Were Here - Phillipa Ashley

Phillipa Ashley is one of the few British chick lit authors I haven't read yet. When I recently found myself in need of a light, fluffy read, I picked up Wish You Were Here, newly released in North America by Sourcebooks. 

Beth and Jack met on an outdoor tour adventure and had what Beth believed was a serious romance. But, Jack left, breaking Beth's heart. Eight years on, she hasn't heard from him. Until now. Beth goes to interview for a position at at a London adventure company. Unbeknownst to her, Jack is the one interviewing and hiring for the position. Jack knew who he was interviewing though...

Can sparks be rekindled after eight years? Does Beth want them to be? After all, she dating Marcus - everyone says he's quite the catch. And sophisticated magazine reviewer Camilla seems quite determined to keep Jack to herself.

Ashley combines all the right ingredients - love lost and found, will s(he)/won't s(he) moments, missed cues, some steamy scenes, the fun sidekick girlfriend and a quirky, loving and family - to produce a wonderfully enjoyable read.

The travel packages and adventures described gave me lots of pause for thought - especially the descriptions of Corsica.

A lovely little read, perfect for an afternoon in the hammock. Read an excerpt of Wish You Were Here. You can find Phillipa Ashley on Twitter and on Facebook.


bermudaonion said...

I've never read her work, but you've made it sound really good!

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

New Follower
Have just re-read this book as part of ICLM and I love her work.