Thursday 9 July 2020

#BlogTour A Sunset in Sydney by Sandy Barker

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour A Sunset in Sydney by Sandy Barker.
About the Author
Sandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humour. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.

Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.

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About the book
How far would you go in the name of love?
Sarah Parsons has a choice ahead of her. After the trip of a lifetime she’s somehow returned home with TWO handsome men wanting to whisk her away into the sunset.

Pulled in two directions across the globe, it’s making life trickier than it sounds. Her gorgeous American, Josh, wants to meet Sarah in Hawaii for a holiday to remember. Meanwhile silver fox, James, plans to wine and dine her in London. It’s a lot to handle for this Aussie girl, who had totally sworn off men!

Join Sarah after her adventure in One Summer in Santorini, for the heart-warming and uplifting third novel in The Holiday Romance series.

I'm going to say it right off the bat - Sarah is far too hard on herself when it comes to age, especially her age in relation to her partners. The level of insecurity is almost obsessive and screws with her head and the way she interacts with both men. Oh my god I am too old, oh my god I am too young. Seriously, just let yourself have some fun without making it all about birth certificates, generation gaps and expectations of youth or maturity.

Sarah is finding herself again after quite some disappointment. Her love life or budding relationships have become slightly complicated in a sense that she finds herself drawn to two men. Josh, who lets her be herself without any thought of restrictions. Freedom and being carefree, enjoying the small moments in life. Being with James is more about appreciating the finer things in life and there is an expectation of behaviour, of adulthood and of a certain lifestyle.

It's all about finding the path that is right for you when it comes to love. Money, lifestyle, freedom and choice - what is more important to Sarah, a woman torn between two different experiences of love.

I have to be honest, I found Sarah quite selfish as a character. There didn't seem to be any consideration for either man - it was all about her all the time. Don't get me wrong. Have your cake and eat it, as much cake as you want, but be aware of the cake you are devouring.

I enjoyed the way Barker gave her main character the freedom to experience without the limitations of society, family or friends. No judgement, which often goes hand in hand with female characters. It's very much a story of new beginnings and self-discovery.

Buy A Sunset in Sydney at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: One More Chapter; pub date 3 July 2020. Buy at Amazon com. Buy at Waterstones. At Kobo. At Google Play.

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