When she has to relocate her "Traumatology for the 21st Century" conference to Horton Hill "Deluxe" Hotel and Conference Centre in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire, she is understandably horrified by the state of the place.
Horton Hill is a mess. The car park looks like the surface of the moon. The pool is a health hazard. And the staff seem incapable of speaking intelligible English.
When Naz, the hotel's "Hospitality Assistant" finds Kate struggling with her luggage, she instantly stops to help. Bright, enthusiastic and hard-working, she is drawn to Kate's barely concealed vulnerability, and desperately wants to make a good impression on the harassed, but undeniably attractive conference organizer.
Despite her natural caution, as the weekend progresses, Kate finds herself warming to Naz's kindness and obvious interest in her.
But she is unaware that her carefully constructed life back in London is starting to unravel.
And when she finds herself accused of a terrible crime, Kate discovers that sometimes friendship and love can be found in the most unlikely of places.
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Von bookworm Am hilfreichsten 11.10.2015
If you enjoy a bit of mysterious crime sprinkled with romance and not the typical long-legged brunette or blonde, who is undoubtedly the most stunning woman we have ever seen - then you have found your match.
The characters are well developed and their motivation is believable. We are shown enough of their past to understand and feel with them. And they are all very different from each other: Kate the uptight but vulnerable trauma therapist, who is deeply traumatised herself; Naz the quirky hospitality manager; Saskia, with her cute Russian accent (I would have liked to get to know more about her) and sparky and wild Jaiden.
I especially enjoyed the audio-book, because Anne Day-Jones breathes life into the characters. Her beautiful reading in connection with the well crafted story make it a worthwhile "listen". I was hardly able to take the plugs out of my ears.
Of course you have to believe that it is actually possible to feel this instant attraction, that rocks you to the core, so you are willing to leave everything to rescue the person you love. And you have to believe in coincidence, that lets all pieces fall into place.
This means you do need to be a romantic to enjoy the book - it is nothing for realists.
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