This book was just what I needed, taking me away to Hawaii for a day and away from the miserable grey rain outside – it genuinely made me feel so happy.
The book starts with quite a dramatic opening where Tess’ life seems to be coming to a slight dramatic point and just when you’re wondering what the heck is happening, we skip back in time to when the whole tale started.
Tess is the kind of woman who has a plan for her life. She’s completely dedicated to her career, and just about to start her first day of her new promotion – Creative Director at the ad agency where she’s worked for years.
But that’s when things start going wrong. Instead of being shown to her new office, Tess is shown the door. And without giving too many spoilers, that’s not the only thing that goes wrong – it seems like life is falling apart for poor Tess.
But then an opportunity falls into her lap and she just can’t say no. The next thing she knows, she’s on the beach in Hawaii, flirting with an attractive (yet seemingly full of himself) man called Nick, and drinking cocktails with her new gay best friend Kekipi.
The only minor flaw in this otherwise perfect plan is that Tess is currently pretending to be her photographer roommate Vanessa, and it seems like a matter of time before she’s found out, given how this trip to Hawaii is a working trip and she’s expected to know what she’s doing.
We follow Tess through a somewhat rocky week of highs (that secret waterfall scene anyone? 😍), and lows (like arguing on the phone with her best friend while drunk in the toilet of a club 🤢). As I mentioned before, I felt like I was in Hawaii following these ups and downs with Tess, the book was so well described that I could almost feel my toes in the sand.
The book ended on such a cliffhanger, and I was absolutely gutted that I didn’t know how Tess’ story would end, but then thankfully I found that it was part of a series! And even better for me, the second book was available on my library app for free – that’s the rest of my weekend sorted! I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read more.