Review: 'There's Something About Cornwall' by Daisy James (2017)
A knight in a shining camper van!
Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her slimy ex cheated on her, he’s also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast…
Emilie doesn’t think it can get any worse – until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there’s only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.
Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn’t the conventional knight in shining armour – but can he make all of Emilie’s fairy tale dreams come true?
March was filled with some pretty exciting book releases and one of the novels I was personally most looking forward to checking out was definitely Daisy James’ ‘There’s Something About Cornwall.’ The book was released on the 8th of March by publisher HQ Digital, and I challenge any chick lit fan to not just want to smile when looking at the gorgeous cover! I’ve had the absolute pleasure of reading and reviewing several of Daisy James’ stories over the past year or so, and I’ve become quite a big fan of her work (click HERE to read my review of ‘If the Dress Fits’, and HERE for ‘When Only Cupcakes Will Do’). I couldn’t wait to be transported to lovely Cornwall and get lost in another hopefully great novel by this great author….!
Emilie Roberts loves her job as a food photographer, but after having been dumped by her boyfriend Brad and him also stealing her dream photography assignment in Venice from her, she’s finding it difficult to look at the bright side of life. Her good friend Alice convinces Emilie to join her on another job; taking photos of delicious treats baked by famous chef Lucinda Carlton-Rose, who plans to travel all across Cornwall for her new ‘Lucinda Loves…’ book. Without a better offer on the table, Emilie says yes and can’t help but be curious to discover what working with ‘The Devil Wears an Apron’ will be like. But disaster strikes: Emilie ends up making mistakes on her first day and the help of handsome surfer Matt Ashby couldn’t have come at a better time… Will Emilie be able to finish this assignment with a happy client, or is the start of her freelance career destined to be one big tragedy?
I think this has to be my favourite Daisy James read to date; ‘There’s Something About Cornwall’ really has everything I look for in a romantic comedy read and I only want to shout from the rooftops how much I’m loving Daisy James’ writing and that every chick lit fan should give one of her books a try. The novel is centred around main character Emilie, a food photographer who finds herself travelling around Cornwall in a VW camper van, working on an assignment for famous TV chef Lucinda Carlton-Rose. I really liked the plotline from the start and loved following Emilie on her journey across beautiful Cornwall, taking photos of all kinds of delicious foods and meeting new people along the way. The book has some great characters at its core, including Emilie’s friend Alice, surfer Matt, and chef Lucinda and her personal assistant Marcus.
I’ve actually had the pleasure of visiting Cornwall myself and the author’s descriptions easily transported me back to places such as St. ives and Bodmin, and it really gave me that summer feeling. I personally love Daisy James’ writing style; it’s incredibly easy to fall back into after a long day and when you’re just longing for a quick escape from reality, and it managed to make me smile continually. I’m falling more and more in love with Daisy James and she really is one of my favourite romance authors of the moment; I already can’t wait for her next release. All in all, ‘There’s Something About Cornwall’ is a fabulously entertaining and fun romantic comedy read that had me longing for the sun (and some delicious treats…); I loved it from start to finish!