A Secret Escape to Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy #WomensFiction #Contemporary #Romance #NetGalley @GeorginaTroy @BoldwoodBooks #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing A Secret Escape to Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy, published by Boldwood Books.


Welcome to the sunshine island – where the beaches are golden, the lifestyle is perfect and anything is possible.

Popstar Matteo Stanford is eager to escape to the sunshine island to catch up with his old friend Alex and secretly film his latest music video. But within moments of landing, the location for the shoot is leaked to the press, and his island escape and video might be over before they start.

Not to be defeated, Alex’s girlfriend Piper recruits her two best friends Casey and Tara, who run the Smoke and Mirrors stall at the The Cabbage Patch market. It doesn’t take Casey more than a moment to realise the perfect setting for Matteo’s video is Gorey castle, but securing the venue means Casey is soon planning a secret wedding, finding an actress and becoming a set designer!

It’s chaos and crazed fans, peppered with the sweetest moments she’s ever experienced. But could a popstar really fall for island girl Casey Norman?

A Secret Escape to Sunshine Island is a tale of a close knit community banding together with some romance against a stunning backdrop.

I really enjoyed this book that was a refreshing change from my usual darker reads. A ray of sunshine that warmed my heart and that made me feel I was part of it with Troy vividly bringing it all to life.

I liked all the characters, especially Casey and Matteo, who each made this tale all the more enjoyable. I loved their chemistry and I was rooting for them throughout.

Georgina Troy is a new author to me and one whose storytelling I throughly enjoyed. I was kept engaged and invested straight from beginning to end and I look forward to reading more from her.

Thank you to Georgina Troy, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of A Secret Escape to Sunshine Island, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon Australia, US & UK. I will also add to, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available.


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Georgina Troy writes bestselling uplifting romantic escapes and sets her novels on the island of Jersey, where she was born and has lived for most of her life. She has done a twelve-book deal with Boldwood, including backlist titles, and the first book in her Sunshine Island series was published in May 2022.


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