Thursday 22 August 2019

The Bistro By Watersmeet Bridge

When Olivia goes to manage Finn's failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?

 Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can prove herself capable of doing the job. Finn Anderson is about to lose his beloved seaside bistro, unless the bank can find a buyer to dig him out. When George Fuller offers Finn a deal, he has no choice but to accept if he wants any chance of getting his bistro back one day. And then the new manager arrives…

Even after meeting the prickly chef and discovering his complete lack of business skills,  Olivia is confident she can turn the struggling business round. But as Olivia and Finn start working together, a mutual attraction develops between them, and soon, nothing is going according to Olivia’s plan.  When there’s a real chance that the bistro might be sold off, Olivia and Finn determine to fight for it, united by their hard work and their growing feelings for each other. But can they save the bistro and be together, or does destiny have a different path in mind?

A feel-good contemporary romance set in a bistro beside the sea in Devon.

So, having read alot of thrillers lately i needed a sense of escapism, a sense of visiting a place where i could enjoy the food, relish in the relationships and sample a village life. I got all that and more from this.
We meet Finn as he is about to loose his restaurant, the one that all he has wanted to do is run since he was a kid but now his worse fears are happening in front of him. At least the saving grace in the situation is that he can work there for 6 months or so and regain his reputation. His work was never the problem it was the running of the actual business side of the business that was.

In comes Olivia - she has been determined to run her own restaurant for years, sick of working for her dad doing reports she wants to step up and move forward in her career. Her dad gives her the chance to turn the bistro around. Olivia throws herself head first into the opportunity.

She didn't bank on working so well with Finn especially after the disaster of her previous working relationships. With the restaurant turning around quite nicely, it comes a shock when her dads business is in serious jeopardy and the business looks like it might be sold - can Olivia do what is best for the pair?

I loved loved loved this book, it had all the elements i enjoy. A budding romance, beautiful food in a restaurant setting with great description that had me craving it, a fantastic community feel and characters that you really wanted to support, and some you wanted to push into the water. A real sense of escapism that took me away from day to day life for a little while.

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Author Bio –
Julie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017. Over You (Sam's Story) and Finding You (Jenna's Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books. Julie’s next novel, The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge, will be out in summer 2019. If you'd like to sign up to her newsletter list, you can do so here: . As a thank you, you'll be able to download Before You, the prequel story to the From Here to You series, for free.
You can connect with Julie via her website - , on Twitter - @wood_beez48, via her Facebook Author Page - , and on Instagram - @julie.stockauthor. Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and The Society of Authors.
When she is not writing, she works in communications. She is married and lives with her family in Bedfordshire in the UK.

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