Jess has decided it’s time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of glitz, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.
Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they’re staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony’s expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It’s just this once. No harm done . . . right?
Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.
A huge thank you to Clara at Little Brown for sending me a copy to review!
Let’s be honest now, I always expect belly laughs and cheesy grins when reading anything by Lisa Dickenson, but with every story i find myself left in awe of her ability to make me fall in love, not just with her characters but their surroundings!
Catch Me If You Cannes is the suntastic new story from Dickenson, told in four parts this series is set to be one of the BEST reads this summer.
The story follows best friends Jess and Bryony throughout their holiday/work assignment in Cannes.
As a journalist Bryony has been sent to the film festival to dig up anything that’s worthy of her scandal loving boss and lucky for her, best friend Jess wanted to get away from her life as a cafe owner and eagerly offered to accompany her.
The first part of the story sees the duo arrive in Cannes and as Bryony heads off on assignment, Jess finds herself eating Crepes with a very handsome stranger, one who seems to connect with her and allow her to smile again.
This is the start of what proves to be an hilarious read, as the girls meet new friends and find themselves caught in a few white lies….
Which leaves me desperate to know, what will happen in part two!
Jess and Bryony are fantastic characters, their friendship is one that many would long for. The girls have grown up together and although they now live in different cities, it is obvious their friendship is strong.
I love how different they are but also how these differences compliment each other.
I absolutely love Jess and her Marilyn Monroe obsession (something I can relate to), I am eager to discover more about her and hope that she gets to see more of the luscious Leo again, I mean any man who encourages you to eat Nutella is a winner in my eyes!
Speaking of winning, I have a feeling that the girls may have hit the jackpot with their news friends, Richard and Co definitely seem like a fun crowd to party with.
Sunshine, humour and laughter aplenty, Catch Me if You Cannes is a true feel good read that will leave you smiling!
Join me on May 12th when I will be reviewing the second part of Catch Me If You Cannes