Blog Tour Review – Singles, Set and Match by Elaine Spires

As I’ve known Elaine for a number of years, in fact since the first book in this brilliant series was published, there was no way that I was missing out on a part on the blog tour. I am therefore, super excited today to share my review for the blog tour of Singles, Set and Match which starts today and runs until 8th July with the other wonderful bloggers listed below.

About the book

The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza then back to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where it all began. 

After making a hard decision two years earlier Eve Mitchell has moved on with the hand that life has dealt her and she finds herself on the White Island working a tennis holiday.  While it isn’t a job she would have chosen, in her typical pragmatic way Eve gets on with it, working hard to ensure that her diverse group of singles, with their hopes, expectations character flaws and baggage, have the best time possible.  And as she binds together tennis sessions, social gatherings, meals and trips Eve hears some tragic personal news that brings her to another crossroads in her life.  Will she and the love of her life Melv finally make a life together and live happily ever after?

Publication Date – 1st July 2019

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So what did I think?

It was SOOOOOOOO fabulous to be back with Eve and the gang this time on the island of Ibiza which to be honest, I’ve never particularly had a whim to visit until I read Singles, Set and Match and now it’s most definitely on my ‘Places to Visit’ list. 

I absolutely raced through this book while I was on my hols and was proper laughing at some parts of it around the pool, particularly when they met the tennis coach. I honestly could not put it down, dying to know what was going to happen with all these wonderfully mixed up characters.

You very quickly slip back into Eve’s life, without feeling that you’ve ever been away and I would LOVE to be on a holiday with Eve as my holiday rep, she’s an amazing character, so warm with a heart of gold and patience that I could only wish for. She deserves a medal for some of the things that she’s put up with over the years, and never more so than in Singles, Set and Match. She’s a characters that I’ve always loved and routed for.

Elaine has such an amazing gift that wherever she writes about, you feel like you’ve had a holiday there yourself. I’ve visited many places with her throughout the series and I loved being in Ibiza. It was also good to be back in Antigua also at the end although, maybe, not quite so for Eve.

Singles, Set and Match is fast-paced, full of drama, characters that you love and hate, and emotions that get you reaching for the tissues. There were some proper laugh out loud moments along the way too as in the rest of the series.

The series ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I really do hope that although Elaine says that this is the series finale, that she’s left the door open to write more in the future.

Bravo Elaine! An absolutely brilliant series finale, but please don’t make it your last. You can read this as a standalone book, but please go back and read the whole series to get the full pleasure of a wonderful, brilliantly written series which I’m already missing.

Highly recommended.

About the author

Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea.  Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series.  Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019.  Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

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Twitter: @ElaineSWriter

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