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31 August 2021

Book Review: Love on Location by Lynne Shelby *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Love on Location by Lynne Shelby ahead of the blog tour.

Grab a glass of wine and order a pizza, then settle in for one of the best heart-warming romances of the year.

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Can movie magic lead to a real-life romance?

When Laurel Martin is hired to rewrite the script for a new timeslip blockbuster, she expects the historical advisor hired by the studio to be an elderly academic who won't interfere too much with her writing. But when she meets Professor Jason Harding, a young and unexpectedly handsome archaeologist who has some ideas of his own about the script, she realises the job isn't going to be as simple as she first thought.

As their work takes them from arguing over historical details in a cramped London office to discovering the hidden beauties of a Greek island, Laurel and Jason's relationship starts to echo the romance of their script.

But with Laurel's actor ex-boyfriend making trouble at home, and constant issues with the volatile director, will Laurel and Jason ever be able to write the happy ending for their own story?

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5 Word Review: Work, history, creativity, paradise, romance.

Can I go to a Greek Island and explore please? I want the history and the warmth and the romance. Love on Location transported me there in my head and now I need it for real. Take me to paradise.

There was something about this book that just filled my heart with warmth, and I'm going to place that solely on the characters. As much as they clash, they also build each other up and have the most amazing chemistry. It was almost giddy-making read.

Laurel and Jason butt heads in the best of ways, the back and forth builds and builds. They are so different and yet it works amazingly. They're perfect together, even if you wouldn't think it at first. And they're messy too - they have complicated lives away from each other; difficult family, found family, friends.

I loved the snippets of history, how it was Jason's passion and Laurel couldn't care less. Laurel's passion is storytelling and I loved how it came across from her perspective. I also loved the glimpses of the film industry, with all of it's nepotism and competition and vanity.

And Laurel? Can she be my friend please? I want to have a film night with her, scoffing pizza and drinking wine. She's an excellent person and I loved the care she had for her friends.

This book has some kind of irresistible lure that keeps you stuck in the pages. I couldn't put it down and read it in just one day. It could only have been more perfect if I'd been reading outside in the sun instead of wrapped up in a blanket with the heating on.

I had never read anything by Lynne Shelby, but now the rest of their books are on my wishlist. And I can't wait.
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Lynne Shelby writes contemporary women's fiction/romance. Her debut novel, 'French Kissing' won the Accent Press and Woman magazine Writing Competition. She has done a variety of jobs from stable girl to child actor's chaperone to legal administrator, but now writes full time. She lives in London with her husband, and has three adult children who live nearby.


  1. This book is just up my lane. This would be a great book for when I go on holiday. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow sounds pretty intereesting and love your description.. This book would transport me immediately to some greek island

  3. This sounds absolutely up my street! Love the sound of the synopsis and anything that is set in greece is alway a huge YES for me! Adding this to my to be read list, great review x


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