Publication Date 21 October 2016
Genre Contemporary Romance
Harriet Anderson’s life is spiralling out of control. Unused to such mayhem, she ditches her high-powered job to take refuge in the Swiss Alps where she meets Philippe Smith, a crime writer with a dark and shadowy past. Thrown together by chance, is their fate intertwined? Will the karma and romance of the mountains and the quaintness of the Alps soothe their troubled souls?
Or will their rocky paths create avalanches that cannot be avoided...
Bestselling authors, Erica James, Jane Green and Caroline James congratulate Nicky Clifford on her debut novel, Never Again:
“Delicious! A perfect book to cosy up with...”
“A stunning debut novel. We’ll be reading a lot more from this author!”
Love can find its way when least expected in the most unlikely places.
Hariett has been through some distressing times and makes a complete break to hopefully put some of the past behind her. No more complications. She goes to Switzerland to find some respite.
Philippe has had his fair share of being in the limelight but after an accident, his life takes a turn for the worse. He embarks on a new venture which unfortunately takes him back to being in the public eye. A break in the Swiss countryside is just what he needs. He can do his job without anymore hassles!
The first time that Hariett and Phillippe set eyes on each other, they feel that they are being pulled to each other by a magnet. Since neither of them wants any more heartaches in their lives, they decide to concentrate on their jobs. Staying in the same place makes it quite difficult to avoid each other. They start off with being polite to each other until their feelings get the better of them. The problem is that neither of them is able to trust and any form of misunderstandings could take them back to square one.
They confide in each other and make a truce. Just then, Phillipe's past makes an entrance which instantly sets Hariett off. To make matters worse her past catches up with her too. They both had secrets and these lead to more misunderstandings which lead to more heartaches. Can they find a way back to each other?
The author paints a vivid picture of the Swiss and English locations where this story takes place. There is a good mix of characters just like those in real life. There is a snob with an attitude. A colleague who turns into a good friend. The selfish exes who think that they can get what they want through manipulation. The vulnerable and innocent, caught in the middle of disputes . The random stranger who turns into the most supportive of friends. There is the loving and loyal family who would do anything for each other's happiness.
I like Phillipe's attitude and the way he handles the awkward situations. Hariett is compassionate and prepared to sacrifice her own happiness out of love and loyalty. Toby is lovely but can be exhausting!
This debut romance is a delightful read with an emotive storyline and well developed characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
I received a complimentary eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.