Chloe needs a holiday. She’s sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain – perfect.
Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he’ll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain – perfect.
Both families arrive at the villa and realise the awful truth – Gerard has double-booked. What no-one else realises is that Chloe and Hugh have a history, and as tensions rise within the two families, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard’s ‘accidental’ double booking may not be an accident after all…
- great characterization: you get both the positive and the negative aspects of each character that makes them believable. They are fallible and imperfect.
- great plot and writing style;
- nice – though predictable – ending.
- alternating third person viewpoint, except Amanda’s. Even the babysitter has her own POV, why not Amanda
- cheating – unnecessary. The plot would have been totally intact even without it.
- some clichés and some over-sentimentalized and overdramatized moments.
Mediocre, but could be satisfying, if you are in the mood.