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Love on the Rocks | [Veronica Henry]

Love on the Rocks

When Lisa Jones and her boyfriend George take on the run-down Rocks Hotel, they aim to do for Mariscombe what Rick Stein did for Padstow and set up a chic maritime retreat. But renovating a hotel is about more than stripped wooden floors and Egyptian cotton sheets, particularly when the locals are shifty and unhelpful. Especially Bruno Thorne, the tall, dark and surly owner of the nearby Mariscombe Hotel, where life is one long holiday; for the staff, anyway.
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Publisher's Summary

When Lisa Jones and her boyfriend, George, take on the run-down Rocks Hotel, they aim to do for Mariscombe what Rick Stein did for Padstow and set up a chic maritime retreat. But renovating a hotel is about more than stripped wooden floors and Egyptian cotton sheets, particularly when the locals are shifty and unhelpful. Especially Bruno Thorne, the tall, dark, and surly owner of the nearby Mariscombe Hotel, where life is one long holiday - for the staff, anyway. Amid the sandcastles and surf, passions run high as ghosts of the past come out of the freshly painted woodwork. A little midsummer madness leaves Mariscombe's inhabitants floating on a tide of infatuation.....Sending some of them rather too close to the rocks.

©2006 Veronica Henry; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    "Enjoyable!"

    My second read by Veronica Henry and I was not disappointed. Easy listening and very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Merelina
    Halinghen, France
    2/2/12
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    "Wonderful listen and read beautifully"

    I simply love this story and Jilly Bond is an excellent reader, with lots of different "voices". The story is unusual and amusing and the writer creates beautiful pictures in the head, her descriptions are so good. I wonder what other books she has written.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • MISS
    STOKE ON TRENT, United Kingdom
    5/31/12
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    "Fantastic"

    Like a book, I could not put my Ipod down as I just wanted to listen to the next chapter. Very well narrated.It was my first time listening to this author.I have since purchased two more from the same author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    BAKEWELL, United Kingdom
    4/24/15
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    "Lovely lighthearted, easy listen."

    I really enjoyed love on the Rocks, some of it a little predictable, but a few twists and turns. Very easy to listen to well narrated, and found myself looking forward to the next instalment. Worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    8/2/15
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    "Good Summer Read!"

    An enjoyable story well written and well narrated. You were transported to the sunny seaside!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Helen Louise Jarvis
    7/21/15
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    "Living the dream!"
    If you could sum up Love on the Rocks in three words, what would they be?

    Aspirational
    Sunny
    Cutesy


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a fast moving bouncing along story. At times predictable and obvious, but nevertheless a fun story that makes you want to run away to the seaside and live the dream!


    Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favourite?

    Lisa... a warm cuddly motivated character.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Living the dream....??


    Any additional comments?

    I love a 'quick' and fast paced listen. I especially enjoyed the Veronica Henry beach hut stories, and although I preferred them I am not disappointed by this audio listen and will purchase more from the same author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thinker
    7/13/15
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    "Not as hoped"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Really fancied a beach read, but found this so heavy and sad, found it really hard going and didn't complete, disappointing, so no couldn't recommend


    Would you ever listen to anything by Veronica Henry again?

    Maybe not now, I enjoyed the crescent on Kindle.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No I wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    Just too sad and not the beach read of house renovation I thought

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • david clough
    7/8/15
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    "A rocky read"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No I found the book bitty. it jumps from one story to another. I found the sub plots soooooo predictable.


    Has Love on the Rocks put you off other books in this genre?

    I don't think I will read this author again


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I did not appreciate her attempts at character voices. He voice was too old for this book.


    Could you see Love on the Rocks being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    no. not in the UK. May be a cheap C movie in the USA or internet porn romp


    Any additional comments?

    I found the book a cheap disjointed sex romp. It was predicable and turgid. Sorry I could not finish it but being predicable I probably can guess the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hilary
    6/12/15
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Love on the Rocks the most enjoyable?

    An interesting intricately woven yarn, that ended up very satisfactorily. A pleasure to listen to.


    What does Jilly Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    An easy voice to listen to that suited the story line.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • janet higginson
    6/2/15
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    "great"

    really good story, well read, would recommend this book. wishsd it lasted longer. looking forward to more of her books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    5/17/15
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    "Good story but let itself down in places"
    Any additional comments?

    I like Veronica Henry's books, they are light but fun, always with a good mix of reasonably believable characters. This is no exception, and actually has more twists and turns than usual. Several different strands interweaving into the main story, some of them - like the effect of Joe's death on his mother - really well done. The ending is signalled fairly clearly a few chapters beforehand but that doesn't really detract from it and Jilly Bond reads it well. So far, so good.

    What let it down for me were the graphic sex descriptions that suddenly appear without reason or warning and were a bit disconcerting when driving! Books come in all different types; in some graphic descriptions are part and parcel of the oeuvre and I've no problem with that. But in this one, they are plonked in awkwardly almost as if some Agent has said to her "good writing, but spice the next one up to increase sales will you?" Veronica, don't take any notice of the marketing people next time. Your books are fine as they are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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