Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Great Escape (Dilbury Village #2) ~ Charlotte Fallowfield

A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancĂ©, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance.

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When Weston finally confessed that all was not as it seemed, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?

This was a super fun vacation. Georgie, being the great friend that she is, takes off on this holiday with her best friend to just get away. Her bestie having a horrible time with her man, needed to escape and Georgie is the shoulder to cry on. (There's more about this story in the first book of the series, but this story can totally be read as a stand alone). Sand, beach, fruity drinks.....ah, what a way to relax. The scenery is nice too...and I'm not talking about the beach. 

Weston is super sexy and athletic. He has a great smile and makes Georgie a complete basket case. It's almost like Georgie has never flirted with a man before, yet she was engaged. Weston stirs some primal feelings that completely terrify her. She did swear off men after she left her fiance, but why not give it a go. What follows? One of the worst dates ever. 

Even though Georgie tries, the night fails. I was actually surprised they made it through the entire date and that Georgie even put herself out there the way she did. After being shut down only to have Weston show up later is a completely lovely surprise. There was something suspicious about Weston, I will agree with that, but I also felt that it was Georgie'a guard she built. She felt she couldn't trust men after her fiance, so it was almost like she was looking for something to be wrong. That is until Weston's major mess up (trying to be PG here) and we realize Georgie had every reason to be reserved. 

I laughed so much in this book and my heart broke a little too. Charlotte does a great job of putting the pieces back together though. I love Charlotte's characters and I was happy to see how the other character's progressed. She did a great book of getting you up to speed on the other characters, while not seeming redundant for those who did read the first book in the series. I definitely can not wait for the next book in this series. 

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