Nice Work (If You Can Get It)
Several expats living in the south of France, Bellevue-Sur-Mer to be exact, want to start a restaurant. Things get off to a rocky start when they need to come up with money they don't have for all sorts of renovations. More importantly, the building they have leased seems to hold some family valuables that the late owners' extended family will stop at nothing to get back.
Not all of the local expats want to go into the restaurant business, Sally for instance has to disappoint her friends when she decides she just isn't up for the challenge. But it isn't long before she is caught up in a whirlwind romance with a handsome, mysterious Russian millionaire. Although, he may turn out to be more of a nightmare than the man of her dreams.
While this book started a bit slow, the pace picked up as I went along. There was enough action and development in the story to keep me interested in how things would turn out. I did feel that the characters could have been more developed because often they seemed to blend in to each other and I had to remind myself, which character I was following. This was especially true with the numerous female characters. I just didn't get a real visual image of each character, which would have made for a more engaging story.
Overall, I found it fun, entertaining and light reading. A good book to take to the beach or just to relax with if you can't get to the beach.
Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.