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Moving to a small mountain village in the Lake District from a high-flying PR job in London, Emma Tremayne hopes for a relaxing and quiet new start. Her first assignment in her new job is for the local mountain rescue team but her idea of creating a nude calendar to raise money isn't met with much enthusiasm. Especially from the extremely gorgeous Mr July, Will Tennant, who is against the idea from the start, which causes sparks to be raised between him and Emma. But those angry sparks soon turn into sparks of passion and Mr July soon becomes Emma's flavour of the month.
~ My opinion ~
I wasn't sure that this book would be that good a read as it's a Little Black Dress book which I haven't read any of before but I know that they're fairly cheap. But I was very pleasantly surprised and I really enjoyed this book.
Emma is a very likeable character. She has had some difficulties before moving to the Lake District so we immediately take pity on her and want her to be happy and find her true love. She's friendly, fun and sexy but can also be clumsy and quite silly, finding it hard to readjust from city life to mountain life.
Throughout the book Emma is under the impression that Will is a bad guy as she hears gossip that he stood his fiancé up at the alter. This means that, despite her liking him, she can't help but think he's a bad catch and that she shouldn't be with him so is sometimes hostile towards him. But the book is written from both Emma and Will's perspective so we find out, before Emma does, that Will is actually a good guy and he was the one who actually got hurt by his fiancé. Because of this, he ends up sometimes being hostile towards Emma as he doesn't want to get hurt again. This is a little annoying at times because they are both sometimes cold with each other as neither one wants to get hurt, rather than just being honest. Will is also quite a mysterious man which means that Jo becomes even more suspicious of him.
The passion between them is obvious from the very start and it's fun to read about them flirting with each other. When they eventually get it together their relationship is full of passion and lust and is very sexy and saucy from the off.
The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that it's a little short. I'd have liked it to have carried on for a little while longer as I was enjoying it so much. But, apart from that, this was a brilliant read. Phillipa Ashley has a great style of writing which makes the book extremely easy to read and keeps you interested and not wanting to put it down throughout.