The Holiday meets Property Brothers in this head over heels romantic comedy full of humor and heart, with a charming Aussie setting.
Cora Cabot’s life is falling apart. So when her Australian friend announces she’s secured an internship in the States, Cora has a brilliant idea: house swap! Small-town Australia sounds like the perfect getaway. Only, when she gets there, the house isn’t empty. Turns out her friend’s hot Australian brother is staying there, too—and he doesn’t look happy to see her.
The last thing Trent Walters needs is a roommate for the summer. Especially an American who immediately floods the house and single-handedly destroys the family project his sister created for their parents’ anniversary. Now, not only does Cora insist on helping fix the house, he needs her help re-creating the family scrapbook. And glitter is not his forte.
But between late nights cooking, pints at the local pub, and competitive matches of cricket on the beach, Cora starts to break through Trent’s defenses. Too bad Cora made a promise to return to working with her father at the end of the summer—a promise she can’t break—because this holiday is starting to feel like one she never wants to end.
Each book in the Patterson's Bluff series is STANDALONE:* The Aussie Next Door* Her Aussie Holiday
Her Aussie Holiday (Patterson's Bluff #2) by Stefanie London
Series: Patterson Bluff #2
Published by Entangled: Amara on August 25, 2020
Genres: 2 Flames- PG Closed Doors, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Small Town Romance
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I received a complimentary ARC from Author in exchange for an honest review.
HER AUSSIE HOLIDAY by Stefanie London
Cora and Trent’s love story in Her Aussie Holiday by Stefanie London, book 2 in the Patterson’s Bluff series, was an amazing, sizzling, emotional and humorous tale. Through her visual descriptions of the town, the beach, the houses, Ms. London grabbed my imagination, making me wish I lived in Patterson’s Bluff and spent time with the Walters family.
Cora Cabot’s life has imploded, crumbling around her, forcing her to admit she needed a break from her job, family, and Manhattan apartment. When her Australian friend calls, looking for recommendation of places to live as she received an internship in New York City, Cora had the brilliant idea of a house swap. Small-town Australia would provide the perfect escape. Arriving at the house, Cora discovers it’s not empty. It seems that her friend’s brother, can we say hot, Australian brother, is also staying there, unbeknownst to his sister. Trent Walters thought he would be able to complete some major home improvements while his sister was in the States, not realizing she would have her American friend staying there. Cora ends up flooding the house and destroying a family project his sister created for their parents’ upcoming anniversary. It wasn’t totally her fault since Trent forgot to turn off the water main when he left the house for a bit. Since she was staying there, Cora insists on helping him fix the house and he needs her help in re-creating the family scrapbook. The glitter scene will keep you laughing for chapters beyond. As Cora and Trent spend time together cooking late night meals, pints at the local pub, and partaking in cricket matches on the beach they start to act on the sizzling attraction drawing them together. Cora might make a dent in Trent’s defenses but Trent has worked hard building up Cora’s self-esteem and confidence. If Cora hadn’t promised to return to working with her father at the end of the holiday, she questioned leaving as it she was feeling like she had found her home. Returning to New York Cora realizes family is not always the one you are born to and home is actually where your heart belongs.
Ms. London wrote a fun, emotional, and sizzling romance that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with emotions, sexual chemistry, humor, wonderful dialogue, and charming characters giving Cora and Trent a chance at love and forever. I highly recommend Her Aussie Holiday to other readers.
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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.