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The Summer Getaway

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Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door…

Ashley Moon
got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter,Molly.

Too heart-broken and proud to ever con
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published July 11th 2018 by Bookouture
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Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Second Chance Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Magnifique! Loved this second chance love story set in the beautiful south of France... another book that allowed me to go on vacation without needing to pack a bag or board a plane.... A lovely story filled with French food, French villas, French family, and French kissing 💋

16 years ago Ashley found herself pregnant after A fling on a holiday to Ibiza... all she knows about the baby daddy is his name and the fact that he gave her the wrong phone number... now 16 ye
Whispering Stories
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sixteen-years-ago Ashley Moon had a one night stand whilst on a girls holiday in Ibiza. The guy left early to catch his flight home leaving just his phone number, which turned out to be bogus. All Ashley knew of this lad was that he was called Haydon, oh and that he was the father to her daughter Molly who was the result of that one night stand.

Present day and single mum Ashley has been persuaded by her Mum and Step-Father Maurice to travel wit
Rachel Gilbey
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even when I wasn't reading this, thes story was playing on my mind - I just had to know what would happen next.

This was such a fabulous story, incredibly summery and at the heart of it was the will she or won't she reveal to Haydon some important life changing information.

For Ashley and Haydon had a one night stand in Ibiza 16 years ago, and lost contact and then Ashley realised she was pregnant. Fast forward to the present day and Ashley and daughter Molly got to St. Raphael for a weeks holid
Melissa Rose
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I feel guilty rating this particular novel a three because, in the past, I have been blown away by anything that Tilly Tennant writes; she has a magical way of creating a beautiful book that is full of loveable and realistic characters and scenarios.

However, as a Tilly Tennant fan, I have to admit that The Summer Getaway wasn't my most favourite book by the author.

That isn't to say that I didn't enjoy the story; the book itself was well-written, and descriptions of Southern France were gorgeous.
DNF at 74%.

I tried really hard to finish this book but frankly I found all of the characters to be unsympathetic, verging on dis-likeable.

Sixteen years ago Ashley Moon went on a summer holiday to Ibiza she would never forget, a one-night stand with a boy called Haydon (no surname) left her pregnant with a bogus phone number. For the first time in forever she and her daughter Molly are going abroad on holiday - to France to celebrate Ashley's step-father's mother's 100th birthday (I hope that mad
Fifteen years ago, Ashley Moon had a holiday romance resulting in her daughter Molly.  Despite trying to contact the father on the number he gave her, Ashley decided to go it alone.  It’s been hard for them both, financially and emotionally, and Ashley’s mum, Sue, invites them to join her and her husband on a holiday to the French Riviera to visit her husband’s family.  It’s the perfect setting for a bit of mother-daughter time, until Ashley bumps into neighbouring holiday makers, Haydon and his ...more
Lisa Houston
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
The book started off so well and I was really enjoying it. Ashley a single mum to Molly takes a well deserved family holiday to France. When she comes across an old flame. Big secrets that dragged on to long. The more it dragged out the more bored I became. It did go back to its best in the last few pages. Which is a shame as it had the makings of a lovely summer read.
Nicola Clough
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have always loved Tilly's books and this one is her best by far totally hooked from the first page and so heartwarming and romantic and absolutely brilliant read with beautiful countryside and you think you are there in the French Rivera. Great characters and the story plot is amazing and an easy read that you just can't put down.
Ashley went on holiday years ago as a teenager and met a man she fell in love with one night but when she woke he had gone leaving a telephone number that wasn't his
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I chose a light-hearted book to cleanse my reading mojo, to pace the way for an intense read. The book started strong with a loving mother-daughter duo, Ashley and Molly, with grandmother Sue. Ashley had Molly at the tender of 18 after a night of romance, yet could not keep in touch with the boy Hoydon, even after she conceived Molly.

The story moved on to a holiday in South France where the neighbor was none other than the lost boy, now a man and a father. And the whole plot moved on to the fact
Ashley and her daughter Molly have had an us against the world mentality since Molly was born. While Ashley’s mother and stepfather are close by, Ashley has made it a point of pride to do all she can to provide for her daughter, especially since Molly doesn’t know her father, and Ashley had no way to reach him after an ill-advised romp in Ibiza, a dodgy phone number and more action than conversation meant they never reconnected. But, Maurice’s great Aunt Violet is turning 100 years of age, and t ...more
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
***I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley.***

2.5 stars

There were things I loved about The Summer Getaway, by Tilly Tennant, and things that frustrated me.

Ashley and Haydon met on holiday in Ibiza, falling hard and fast for each other after only a single night together. But as life would have it, nothing is ever simple. Ashley finds herself pregnant with no way to contact Haydon. Fast-forward sixteen years, and the pair
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When you see that cover, don't you feel like putting on your bathing suit and diving into that inviting blue water? I certainly do. It also makes me want to pack my bags and book my own summer getaway.
When you are young you set out to have some fun and when, one night, you think with your heart in stead of your mind, life can change forever. But faith (or was it coincidence, because it does exist) can give a helping hand and when you thought you knew the direction your future was headed in, you
Monica Mac
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this story!

Ashley is a struggling single mum of Molly, a result of a one-night-stand when she was a teenager. She never expects to see the father again, but there he is, staying right next door when Ashley and her extended family go to France. The odds of this happening are tiny, of course, but nevertheless that is the situation. Now to actually explain to Haydon the truth of Molly's parentage, before her interfering mother does it! I have to admit to not liking Ashley's mot
Sally Coles
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ashley had a holiday romance in Ibiza and came home with more than she bargained for when Molly arrived 9 months later. Not contacting the father she raises her daughter on her own and so when she takes her daughter to the South of France on holiday 15 years later imagine her shock when she finds that the man in the next villa is Haydon Molly's father! What a dilemma should she tell him exactly who Molly is?

Another lovely book by this author, as always a heartwarming book woth lovely characters
Steph Lawrence
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book. It gave me goosebumps.
Ashley's in shock when she recognises Haydon, and after all these years they are staying in neighbouring properties in the South of France.
It’s very coincidental, but who cares, it makes for a great story!
The characters were really likeable and all had good depth. I was interested in their lives and what was going on.
Ashley was trying to find the right moment to talk to Haydon but it never was the right moment. Someone was always there, ears flapping
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Maybe it's just me, but the vibe of 'The Summer Getaway' felt a bit different to Tilly Tennant's usual style, and no I don't mean that in a bad way! I have read, and enjoyed, a lot of the authors previous novels and whilst I do enjoy the romance involved in them, I did really enjoy the change of direction where 'The Summer Getaway' was concerned. For me, the storyline was very deep and given that the theme of fatherhood
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2018
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews 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.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book. I am a huge fan of Tilly's writing so I knew I would read this book before I even read the blurb.

Ashley was an easy character to like. She has worked hard to bring up her daughter and loves her dearly. She is a fierce mamma bear and would do
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I was really undecided whether to rate this 3 or 4 stars but ultimately I did really enjoy the majority of it but just couldn't muster up enough enthusiasm to rate it any more than a 3. For some reason this book just wasn't quite a s good as Tilly's other books in my opinion. Ashley and her daughter Molly are our leading characters in the begining and as the synopsis explains we already know the situation about Molly's dad before the story really takes off. Ashley had a one night stand on a holi ...more
Donna Maguire

I simply adore this author’s books and as soon as I see that she has a new release, I eagerly await it arriving on my Kindle!

This book is written brilliantly, the flow is spot on and I loved the story! The characters in the book are genuine, very likeable and easy to relate too – and that makes it a very enjoyable story. I loved the setting and well, if I am honest I loved pretty much all of it from the front cover to the last page!

This one was a complete
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
An easy summer read that will get you booking your our French holiday.

It was nice to read a book where a single mum does get her happy ending. I enjoyed getting to know the characters although I found Sue a bit annoying and she should had left Ashley deal with it her own way. The setting of the book was lovely.

This is the second book I have read by this author and I will be reading the next one soon.

I received an ARC copy of this book from Bookouture Press via Netgalley in return for an honest
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Tilly. I thought it was well written and easy to get into. I liked that I could relate the the characters. It was a good story with a happy ending. I definitely would recommend this book to fellow readers.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant summer read. I had to read it in one sitting just because I wanted to see how the story will develop and see if there will be HEA.
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was saving this book for my own summer getaway because I am never disappointed by a book from Tilly Tennant. I know that in advance that I will enjoy my time with the book. And I was right! I read this book during my vacation and I absolutely loved it! I devoured it! In this book we travel to the French Riviera in Saint Raphael. Lovely settings for a very nice story full of suspense as soon as Ashley bump into Haydon, the man with who she had a summer romance when she was 18 and who made her p ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Ashley got pregnant at 18 on her first holiday without her parents. She only knows his name: Haydon. He left her a phone number, but it didn't work.
Now, 17 years later, she has a 16-year-old daughter called Molly. They go on holiday to France.

Haydon has a daughter as well. Ella is 14 years-old. He is not with her mum anymore and only see Ella on weekends. Janine (his ex) has a new partner now and he plans to move the family to Lo
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from #Net gallery. Loved this quick, light read, perfect for a summer weekend. I related to Ashley and her struggles and celebrations of being a single mom. All of the characters were likable and realistic in their portrayal of modern families, without the storyline being heavy.
Emma Crowley
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
The Summer Getaway as mentioned in the title of Tilly Tennant's new book proves to be anything other than relaxing and calming for our main female character Ashley Moon. She certainly gets a lot more than she bargained for when she first accepts the offer from her step father of a week away in France to cerebrate his aunt's one hundredth birthday. The cover suggests this story may well be another one of those fun, girly, holiday, romance reads that are to be found on bookshelves in shops at this ...more
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As Ashley Moon prepares for a dream holiday with her daughter in the French Riviera, she never would have expected the shock of her life. When Ashley was eighteen, she was on holiday and had a whirlwind romance that, nine months later, left her with her beautiful daughter Molly. It is now seventeen years later and the last man she ever expected to see again at the villa next door is none other than Molly's father, Haydon.

Meanwhile, Ashley's daughter Molly and Haydon's daughter Ella become fast
Eve beinguniquebooks
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ashley got pregnant with Molly young on holiday and now grown up Molly is a talented musician wanting to go to a prestigious college.

Haydon is a cellist with his daughter Ella whom may be moving away to be with her mum and new stepdad full time As they seem set on moving away.

As Ashley heads to the South of France for her stepdads aunt's birthday celebration, she passes by Haydon at a market only he spots her but doesn't realise at first. Then later They find out they're neighbours at their sepe
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Summer Getaway is such a heart-warming story, with the loveliest of character's, some of whom have not always had it easy.
Ashley and her teenage daughter, Molly, have only ever had each other as Molly has never known her dad. The result of a holiday romance, with the handsome Haydon, when Ashley was just 18, a simple misunderstanding kept them from finding each other when they returned home. Ashley has always assumed he wrote the wrong number on purpose and he had always assumed she must hav
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
The Summer Getaway follows Ashley and Haydon who had a summer romance 16 years ago on Ashley's first foreign holiday. Ashley gets pregnant after their one night stand; and since she can't reach Haydon to tell him, she ends up raising their daughter Molly, alone. Haydon is now divorced with a daughter of his own. And as fate would have it they both end up vacationing across from each other in France, where they are bound to run into each other.

I absolutely loved the the setting, It definitely ma
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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English an ...more

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