“You gave me sexually transmitted glitter…”
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Length: 249 Pages
POV: Third Person
The Holiday meets Property Brothers in this head over heels romantic comedy full of humor and heart, with a charming Aussie setting.
Cora Cabot’s life is falling apart. So when her Australian friend announces she’s secured an internship in the States, Cora has a brilliant idea: house swap! Small-town Australia sounds like the perfect getaway. Only, when she gets there, the house isn’t empty. Turns out her friend’s hot Australian brother is staying there, too—and he doesn’t look happy to see her.
The last thing Trent Walters needs is a roommate for the summer. Especially an American who immediately floods the house and single-handedly destroys the family project his sister created for their parents’ anniversary. Now, not only does Cora insist on helping fix the house, he needs her help re-creating the family scrapbook. And glitter is not his forte.
But between late nights cooking, pints at the local pub, and competitive matches of cricket on the beach, Cora starts to break through Trent’s defenses. Too bad Cora made a promise to return to working with her father at the end of the summer—a promise she can’t break—because this holiday is starting to feel like one she never wants to end.
Each book in the Patterson’s Bluff series is STANDALONE:
* The Aussie Next Door
* Her Aussie Holiday
*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*
Cora wasn’t raised in a typical loving household. She was raised like a robot. Always doing what she was told, even if she didn’t like it. Always wanting praise and love from her parents, that she rarely received. Even as an adult she put wanting to please her dad over her own wants and happiness. And her trying to write a book that he would represent would be the death of her.
Cora’s self doubt was frustrating at times. The fact that she is a grown woman who depends so much on what her father thinks about her, about him considering her a success before she could even fathom the idea, had me not liking her very much. But there would be moments when you could glimpse the real woman behind the insecurities. Now that woman was a sweetheart.
“There wasn’t a single doubt in her mind that he was good with his hands. Panty-meltingly, brain-numbingly, skin-scorchingly good.”
Trent didn’t expect there to be someone staying in his sister’s house. He was going to use her being away to get it the renovations completed. But then again someone staying there did not keep him from doing exactly what he intended to do. He needed a place to stay and there were two rooms. Didn’t matter if the woman staying there was the spitting image of his ex, who left him. Nope that had nothing to do with it. Or well not after he got to actually know her that was.
Trent wasn’t like the other siblings in his family. They all wanted to settle down, raise families, and live the life. That life scared him. He somehow thought that putting himself first and putting down his own roots would somehow make him feel trapped, instead of the carefree life he enjoyed living.
Trent had been keeping a secret from his siblings for so long that it was part of him. Until Cora had come into his life he just excepted it as a way of life, but she made him see that it was just something he was hiding behind because he was scared of what would happen if he told them the truth. But everyone loves him. He’s sweet, he always lends a helping hand, he funny….he kind of perfect the way he is, and his family reminds him of that.
“I’m overheated because I can’t stop thinking about what it would be like if you kissed me.”
Together Cora and Trent open up a friendly humor that had me laughing out loud. From flooding bathrooms to glitter explosions Her Aussie Holiday is definitely not a boring read. The characters were well developed and the storyline had just enough twists to keep the pages turning. I’d suggest this book to anyone looking for a humor entwined sweet love story.
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