I’m not normally one for picking up books that follow the stories of sexy encounters on summer holidays but this one grabbed my attention. It all takes place over a week in a villa in Deia on the island of Mallorca and makes for a thrilling, fast-paced read
Jenn and her husband Greg make the trip out here every year and it’s clearly something that’s much needed, a chance for them to be alone and away from the daily grind. This time they’re joined on their trip by Jenn’s stepdaughter Emma and her boyfriend Nathan. There’s a stark contrast between Jenn’s relationship and that of her daughter and there’s a real sense of envy of the beauty of youth.
Jenn’s witnessing Emma become a young woman and it seems a far cry from the memories she holds of her on previous holidays on the island. She’s in awe of Emma’s body and she’s feeling a bit of regret for some wasted youth. She becomes obsessed with Nathan and this desire carries the novel forward, moving at a whirlwind pace.
This is far from mere erotic fiction though. It highlights human desire and the issues involved in raising another person’s child and the difficulties a long-term relationship can hold. It’s a summer read that holds real weight.