I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom
Published by Penguin on April 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction
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Hannah can't believe it when she's offered a trip to sunny Spain with her best friend and dreamy boss . . . what's the catch?
Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it's a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah's best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way...
Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah's half-sister arrives. What on earth is she doing here?
For once in her life, can't Hannah just have one perfect summer, free of any drama?
Praise for Isabelle Broom
'Well-written and perfect for a lazy afternoon on the sofa' Daily Mail
'Gloriously escapist, unashamedly romantic, witty and hugely enjoyable' Sunday Mirror
'This book takes you on holiday' Adele Parks
'A gorgeous story of heartbreak, forgiveness and self-discovery' Giovanna Fletcher
'Brilliantly evocative' Paige Toon
'Combines a wonderful setting with the poignancy of self-discovery and a touching romance' Katie Fforde
Then Now Always was utter perfection. I was whisked away to an idyllic and secret part of Spain. By the time I had finished this book I was ready to pack my bags and go off on an adventure. It was an awful pity that I had work the next day…
I could visualise every part of this journey, the descriptions left me dreaming of a holiday. To be honest it just wasn’t Spain that was sizzling. The romance was pretty hot as well. A fit Greek man? Yes please. I could see why Hannah had fallen for him.
I loved the bickering between Hannah and Nancy. They may be sisters, but their relationship is not easy, I loved the tension in the beginning. And it was the fact that they were forced together that made them learn to trust one another. Nancy certainly added plenty of drama to the story. Especially as I wasn’t entirely sure why Nancy was there. Or more precisely, why she decided to visit Hannah.
This felt like a completely different read to A Year and a Day. Despite shouting about a beautiful destination and showing off the magic a different place can have. I can say without a doubt that Isabelle Broome is one of my favourite authors and I cannot wait to read her next book.
Then Now Always is a gorgeous summer read. Perfect for that lazy day of sitting by the pool. Or just the day of wishing that you were sitting by the pool. It is about romance and escapism and finding out that the love you want may not be the love you need.
If you are after something sizzling then look no further, I promise that Then Now Always is the book for you. Let the wanderlust begin!