Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bring me Sunshine by Janet Gover

"Sometimes, you’ve just got to take the plunge …

When marine biologist, Jenny Payne, agrees to spend Christmas working on the Cape Adare cruise ship to escape a disastrous love affair, she envisions a few weeks of sunny climes, cocktails and bronzed men …
What she gets is an Antarctic expedition, extreme weather, and a couple of close shaves with death. And then there’s her fellow passengers; Vera, the eccentric, elderly crime writer and Lian, a young runaway in pursuit of forbidden love …

There’s also Kit Walker; the mysterious and handsome man who is renting the most luxurious cabin on the ship, but who nobody ever sees.
As the expedition progresses, Jenny finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with the enigmatic Kit and the secrets he hides. Will she crack the code before the return journey or is she bound for another disappointment?"

I have to say I found the beginning of this book a little unbelievable, I mean accepting a job on a cruise ship and not checking the destination, really? So when Jenny turns up with a suitcase packed full of summer clothes, she is in for a little bit of a shock when she discovers that Christmas will actually be spent in the Antarctic.

But what follows is a nice romantic tale full of mystery and adventure.  I liked the way Janet Gover used a number of the cruise ship passengers, who each have their own little tale, and reason for being there, to build a nice cast for Bring me Sunshine, and I really liked the moments that Jenny and Kit spent together.

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