An enjoyable read.
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
Can movie magic lead to a real-life romance?
When Laurel Martin is hired to rewrite the script for a new timeslip blockbuster, she expects the historical advisor hired by the studio to be an elderly academic who won’t interfere too much with her writing. But when she meets Professor Jason Harding, a young and unexpectedly handsome archaeologist who has some ideas of his own about the script, she realises the job isn’t going to be as simple as she first thought.
As their work takes them from arguing over historical details in a cramped London office to discovering the hidden beauties of a Greek island, Laurel and Jason’s relationship starts to echo the romance of their script.
But with Laurel’s actor ex-boyfriend making trouble at home, and constant issues with the volatile director, will Laurel and Jason ever be able to write the happy ending for their own story?
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Love on Location by Lynne Shelby is a sweet, engaging romance.
Hired to rewrite the script for a period film set in ancient Greece, Laurel doesn’t expect to work with a dashing, young archaeologist, Jason. Initially, they have several disagreements about the script, but as they work together, they gradually start liking each other. You can now connect the dots together to visualize where the plot is heading.
I liked both Laurel and Jason. Laurel’s enthusiasm for writing screenplays, which demands a fertile imagination, wins over the taciturn and aloof academic-cum-archaeologist, Jason Harding. I loved how Laurel’s easy-going nature transforms Jason from an uptight man to a relaxed person who is unafraid of declaring his feelings for his lady love.
I also liked the supporting characters, especially, Amber, who is Laurel’s best friend. On the other hand, Conor was the perfect on/off douchebag, cheating boyfriend. This was the part I liked the least. Laurel failed to recognize the dozens of red flags in her relationship with Conor. She stifled her instincts about him.
Shelby treated me to vivid descriptions of the picturesque locals of Greece. Further, she also gave me a glimpse into the world of filmmaking.
Overall, I found Love on Location by Lynne Shelby to be an enjoyable read. Recommended for romance lovers.
Many thanks to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources for organizing this blog tour. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.
Lynne Shelby writes contemporary women’s fiction/romance. Her debut novel, ‘French Kissing’ won the Accent Press and Woman magazine Writing Competition. She has done a variety of jobs from stable girl to child actor’s chaperone to legal administrator, but now writes full time. She lives in London with her husband, and has three adult children who live nearby.