Welcome to the weekend blitz for Stuck With Me by Cassandra Piat, today I’m reviewing this feel good rom-com and I highly recommend it as one you pick up for your beach reading.
Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.
Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?
What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?
As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?
A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and happiness.
Is someone who is always happy and optimistic genuinely happy and optimistic? This is what Adam is set to find out when his editor tasks him with driving Molly to despair during a holiday to Mauritius.
Molly who believes she has won the holiday and is looking forward to relaxing in the sun for a week is less than impressed by the annoying man who seems set on getting in her way and driving her to despair.
This was a novel that was so easy to get into, the story flowed off the page very quickly, with the narrative switching between Adam and Molly. It was very easy to follow and had laugh out loud moments on almost every page.
One thing I was extremely impressed with was Cassandra Piat’s handling of anxiety. I think handling a mental health issue in a lighthearted book of this nature is difficult, it would be easy to brush it off, make light of it, or say thing that are quite inappropriate. Or equally to unbalance the book and make things too serious in a book that has a lighthearted tone. Cassandra found the perfect balance, finding the right level of serious, while keeping the easy nature of the book always bubbling underneath.
Molly and Adam were both likeable characters, their individual stories were interesting and the way they both can’t quite seem to see what is right in front of them is quite brilliantly done.
I adored the settings of this book, Mauritius for the majority of it (I mean who wouldn’t want to be in a setting like this?) and Perth for the rest (again, wow)! This is perfect beach-side reading although I will be honest and say it did a pretty good job of helping me forget the awful weather outside the window right now!
A huge thanks to Cassandra Piat for the eARC so that I could honestly review this novel.
About Cassandra Piat
I am a part-time English tutor and a full-time disorganised mother and housewife!! I spend my life trying to remember not to forget the 101 things on my things-to-do list – but seem to fail spectacularly most of the time! Whenever I have some free time I am either with my head in a book, or on my computer creating my own books. I live in Mauritius with my husband and three children.
What I aspire to do most of all through my books is to make my readers dream a bit, laugh a lot and just have a really good time with my characters. I also want my readers to learn a little about Mauritius, making them feel like they are actually in an exotic location for a while..
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Title: Stuck With Me
Author: Cassandra Piat
Genre: Romance | Comedy | RomCom | ChickLit
Publisher: IslandGirl Publishing
Publication Date: 24 November 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US