Sunshine after the Rain
by Daisy James
Published: July 5th 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
The new delightfully uplifting beach read from Daisy James. Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Christie Barlow and Zara Stoneley.
A summer that changes everything…
Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.
Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!
A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…
Firstly, thank you to Daisy James and the publishers for the chance to read, review and for taking part in the blog tour.
First impressions of this book was that it was going to be rushed and with no feel to it. I didn’t see where it was going, and I didn’t like anyone to begin with. It seemed a little too predictable, but then we got to Corfu and it made me doubt what I was thinking would happen. It happened but it did make me doubt it.
I will be honest, as I said above, I didn’t particular like any of the characters to begin with. The only one what seemed to jump out at me was Sam. I did end up liking Evie but it took a while for her to warm up. She seemed a bit.. I don’t know. Cold? I don’t know if that was how she was supposed to be but I didn’t like it. Sam started off promising, he didn’t lack the warmth I was expecting from Evie.
The writing style was quick, easy to read and what I love about books like this. If it’s an easy to read romance then it works really well. The setting of the book was ideal, I can’t say I’ve read many books set in Corfu. It was refreshing to read.
Overall, I did enjoy the book. I ended up liking the characters, the storyline, even the predictability about it. I’ve given this book a 3/5.