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26 July 2016

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun by Samantha Tonge (Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday)

Amazon Description
Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.
The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she’s suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the Queen Bee of her high school’s wedding saying she’s bringing her boyfriend (she doesn’t have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!
With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver…
Omigosh, y'all. This book has it all even before cracking the digital spine.

Samantha Tonge = Awesome (previous rambles available here)
CarinaUK = one of a very small handful of publishing companies that has yet to do me wrong
Cornwall = the land with which I'm so totally obsessed ... thanks in part to ...
Ross Poldark = 
"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is the first paragraph (or two) of
a book being read now or in the future and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

I mean .... seriously. If I were in need of making up a fake boyfriend I would definitely be tempted to give myself all that.

So, Kate's in a pickle. Several, actually. A secure singing gig that she thought she had fell through. Her landlord is selling her flat without a lot of notice. She's told her childhood friend/secondary school nemesis that she has this boyfriend who doesn't actually exist. Her best friend/boss, Izzy, decides that they both need a break and books them a luxury spa trip to Cornwall. This is perfect for Kate because she'll get to see her beloved grandmother and search for an actual Cornish hunk to be her fake boyfriend for the wedding! (She has no intention of getting an actual boyfriend as she's still in love with her first love whom she can't be with.) Unfortunately, Izzy failed to notice the small print about the spa saying that they were rebranding ... into a family-friendly destination. Of course, this is a chicklit/romcom so maybe it isn't quite so unfortunate after all because before you know it, Kate, her grandmother, her grandmother's new husband and Izzy are all helping the owner and her son come up with rebranding plans.

It doesn't hurt that the son, Tremain, makes Kate's skin tingle and heart flutter.

Crazy as it may be, but this is probably the bit that I love the best. I work in a hotel now but my main focus in college ended up being in public relations. Branding and rebranding and event planning is my thing (well, one of them, anyway.... or three, depending on your math). It's what I would absolutely love to do -- especially at a resort like White Rocks. I kept finding myself saying "oh! oh yes!" over some of the ideas (and adding some of my own in my head). One of my favorite plans is to add a mini Donuts & Daiquiris to the premises. D&D is Izzy's business that is a standard donut shop & cafe during the day and a donut & cocktail bar at night. My mouth watered every time one of her concoctions was talked about!

Speaking of mouth-watering concoctions .... the resort chef, Luke? Yeah.

"Teaser Tuesday" from Books and a Beat asks for a random line
or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

Curious as to how it all plays out? Luckily you won't have to wait long at all since Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun is being released digitally on the 28th of July (and the paperback less than a month later!). In the meantime ...


  1. Not for me but, I hope you enjoy this. I couldn't get beyond the "y'all".

    1. Haha! The "y'all" is all me. I don't think they say such things in Cornwall ;)

  2. What an excellent teaser. Usually this type of book isn't for me, but this teaser does sound interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my teaser.

  3. I'm not sure this one is for me, but it looks like it would fun and cute. I hope you enjoy it. :)

  4. This one is a different kind of suspense than the rest I've been reading teasers for today!

    My teaser today is from a Lee Child novel:


  5. Oh my! I take it you love this one. LOL A good one for a weekend by the pool!

    My TT from Shepherd & the Professor

  6. This does sound like fun. I sounds like you enjoyed it. My teaser this week comes from cozy mystery The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate. Happy reading!

  7. What fun! And I love the idea of the Cornish coast, having seen some movies set in those places. Enjoy! Here's mine: “CONFESS”

  8. Definitely one to read in a Cornish cove, hunkered down behind the windbreak:)). Especially if Aiden were to splash about in the shallows... This is my offering this week

  9. Looks like a lot of fun, though I'm not sure it's a book for me.

  10. Sounds great when you need pick me up read.

  11. Sounds like a fun book. Keep reading. Enjoy!