Today I’m excited to share my review of What Happens at the Beach… the latest novel by T.A. Williams. Check out yesterday’s post if you missed the exclusive guest post written by the author himself. If you’ve never read any of his novels you should remedy that. Start with his newest and then work your way back, though they’re all stand alone novels, so feel free to enjoy them in whatever order you please.
What Happens at the Beach…
Published: July 11, 2016
Book Blurb: For the perfect summer romance…
It’s finally time for Natalie Dryden to decide what she really wants! After ditching her sparkling engagement ring, and her ghastly fiancé, she jets off for the sun-kissed shores of Southern France – the only place that has ever truly felt like home. For the first time ever, Natalie is determined to forget all about men and follow her dreams!
…head to the French coast!
Only, avoiding the male population isn’t quite so easy, especially when she meets smooth-talking Philippe and gorgeous fisherman, Remy! But then Natalie, quite literally, bumps into brooding millionaire Mark whilst swimming in the glittering azure-blue bay – and her life is turned upside-down.
Love might be off the cards for Natalie, yet suddenly she finds herself in her dream job and working with her dream man! But is it all too good to be true…?
What Happens at the Beach… was another wonderful novel written by T.A. Williams. The author has a beautiful, serene writing style; vividly descriptive but not so much so that it takes away from the story and leaves you bored with a long description. He makes you aware of the sights and smells as if you were there yourself, along-side the main character. I thoroughly enjoy his writing and this novel is the perfect example of why.
This novel is a classic example of the old saying that ‘when it rains it pours’. When Natalie visits her Gran (without a set date to leave) she’s desperate to find a job that will utilize her special skill set and Ph.D. In Medieval Studies. After frantically searching, she suddenly finds herself with multiple prospects all at once, and a difficult decision in which to choose.
This novel was well-written in the author’s classic writing style and was thoroughly enjoyable. I believe it’s intended to be enjoyed over a period of time, rather than sitting down and gobbling it all up in one go. I enjoyed the characters and the overall premise of the novel and particularly enjoyed watching Natalie grow as an individual and watching her new relationships blossom, especially with Barney! There were no large surprises, but isn’t it nice to get exactly what you want out of a story? I’d love to go get myself a friendly lab too!
What I’m saying is that love’s unfathomable. What makes two people fall in love is one of life’s great unknowns.
I received a complimentary ARC from the author via Karan Eleni PR Tours and NetGalley.
About the Author – T.A. Williams
Author Bio: Firstly, my name isn’t T A. It’s Trevor. I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds” one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.
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