I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Daisy James’ Escape to the Hummingbird Hotel.
Here’s some info about the book then if you scroll down you can read my review.
Welcome to the Hummingbird Hotel!
When florist-to-the-stars Abbie Coleman catches a glimpse of her boyfriend through the window of Tiffany’s, she couldn’t be more excited. Keen to share her happiness, she organises a huge surprise party for all their family and friends… except things don’t quite work out as she expected, and instead of planning a flower-filled wedding, she finds herself single, and fired from a job she loves.
Desperate to escape her heartbreak, she jets off to her aunt’s quirky Hummingbird Hotel on the gorgeous island of Corfu. Little did she know that instead of spending her time lounging by the pool, drinking cocktails, and soaking up the sun, she’d be stepping into the role of the island’s newest hotelier.
The arrival of unexpected guests sends Abbie into a tailspin of panic, and she’s forced to turn to snippy, but charismatic, vineyard owner-turned-chef, Nikos Angelopoulos, for help. Why does the kitchen fill with smoke whenever she makes coffee? Why is there a naked man swimming in the pool? And why do the hotel’s toiletries turn their guests’ hair pink?
Despite all the chaos, the Hummingbird Hotel works its magic on Abbie, and she finds herself with a decision to make. Will she return home to the drizzly grey skies of London? Or will she take a leap of faith and embrace the new opportunities that little corner of paradise has to offer, and maybe, just maybe, discover a sprinkle of romance along the way?
So what did I think?
This book was an absolute treat to read. I have to confess that I’ve not read a Daisy James book before and I’m now thinking about how I can fit in lots more.
Licking my lips at all the culinary descriptions, and longing to be lying around the pool in Corfu with the heat beating down on my body, I could totally see myself as a character in this book. It had all the elements of a great rom com, great characters, emotion, a fabulous back story, a stunning setting, hot men, friendships and a relationship that sizzles – what more can you ask for?
This is such a feel-good and uplifting read, full of Greek sunshine, heart and hope. At a time when we’re not all able or confident enough to jump on a plane and head off abroad, reading this fabulous book really did make feel like I’d actually been and had a holiday of my own.
I absolutely loved it!
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Corfu and can’t wait to go back with Summer at the Hummingbird Hotel, the sequel, which I’m saving for my holidays.
Most highly recommended.
About the author
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.