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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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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.

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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
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    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
  • 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
  • Victoria
    4/25/15
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    "Pleasant distraction I guess"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Less 'getting it on' descriptions!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Veronica Henry? Why or why not?

    Maybe but not for a while This is my second after getting deal of the day 'the long weekend' by this author - which was a gentle distraction that needed little attention and I enjoyed. This one though was just more of the same really but with lots of sex scenes which isn't really my thing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Generally an annoying, irritating voice as well as some very strange characterisations. 17 year old Mimi sounded 10. Late 20s Victoria sounded about 70. Whenever she was 'on' I couldn't help but picture someone like Dorian out of birds of a feather, which was pretty distracting.


    Did Love on the Rocks inspire you to do anything?

    To make sure the next books I get have a bit of depth to them.


    Any additional comments?

    It's okay for a basic chick lit novel that needs little attention. The descriptions are often lovely and take you there, to the beach, in the hotel etc. and that is what I do like about this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs.
    London, United Kingdom
    4/24/15
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    "A romp"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    light relief


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Not really very interesting more a diversion and amusing


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

    well read and definitely creates characters


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    a soap really but good fun

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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