Thursday 22 May 2014

Review ~ The Second Time I Saw You by Pippa Croft.

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Title: The Second Time I Saw You.
Author: Pippa Croft.
Publisher: Penguin.
Genre: Romance.
Release Date: May 22, 2014.
Source: Netgalley/Review copy.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK

It's the beginning of a new term at Wyckham College, Oxford, and a fresh start for Lauren Cusack. Her fingers were badly burnt when a whirlwind romance with gorgeous English aristocrat, Alexander Hunt, became too hot to handle - and now she's determined to keep her distance.

Her resolve is shaken when Alexander appears on her doorstep - he's been completely torn apart by some devastating news. Lauren knows that she should stay away, but their chemistry is undeniable and she soon finds herself back in Alexander's arms.

Can Lauren handle the drama that comes with Alexander Hunt? Or will she have to sacrifice the most exhilarating passion she's ever known . . .

The Second Time I Saw You follows on from The First Time We Met although it can be read as a standalone. Lauren is beginning the new term at Oxford determined to move on from Alexander Hunt. Of course, Pippa throws us a great twist right at the beginning and Lauren’s intentions don’t come out as planned. I loved The First Time We Met and didn’t think it could get much better but I was so pleased it did.

This book is told from Lauren’s POV who gives us the perfect insight into her and Alexander’s steamy and chaotic relationship. Lauren is very likeable and Alexander, who at times felt a bit cold in the first book, is much easier to get into the mind of as he has developed a lot in this book. I liked how even though the story was told from Lauren’s perspective, we could still learn a lot about Alexander and see the more emotional side of him. I also loved the role Alexander’s sister Emma played in this book. Her relationship with Lauren was always set to cause some issues for Lauren and Alexander since teenage girls are never that easy to handle…

The journey in this book was a bit of a rollercoaster ride and I loved all the little twists. The pacing was great, helping me become totally gripped in Lauren and Alexander’s story and then when it ended… I just love how the author builds everything up throughout the whole book and then surpasses herself with an even better ending. Of course I’m now itching to get my hands on the next novel but then that’s a skill in itself… Pippa has written an enthralling plot and some great characters – characters you can almost see in real life and make relations to. The Second Time I Saw You was a wonderful, addictive book and I can’t wait for more.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK


Title: The First Time We Met.
Author: Pippa Croft.
Publisher: Penguin.
Genre: Romance.
Release Date: February 13, 2014.

Purchase: Amazon UK

The First Time We Met is the first novel in the sizzling new Oxford Blue romance series from Pippa Croft.

When US Senator’s daughter Lauren Cusack arrives at the enchanting Wyckham College of Oxford University, she hopes to mend her broken heart by throwing herself into her studies.

But then English aristocrat Alexander Hunt walks into her life and everything changes. Handsome, brooding, and with his own dark past to escape, Alexander is exactly what Lauren doesn’t need – but she finds herself helplessly drawn towards him.

Both Alexander and Lauren know that they should stay away from each other . . . but sometimes desire is so powerful that it conquers all else.

Pippa Croft is the pen name of an award-winning romantic novelist. After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist before writing her debut novel, which won the RNA's New Writers' award and was later made into a TV movie. She lives in a village in the heart of England with her husband and daughter.

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  1. I can't wait to read these books, great giveaway!

  2. Anonymous22/5/14 17:10

    Sophie, what a way to start the tour! Awesome review :)

    Thank you for supporting Pippa on tour.

    ps love the new look blog!

    1. Thank you! So glad you like the new blog design :)

  3. Anonymous24/5/14 11:08

    Sounds fantastic!! I am loving the book's blog tour and shall be stopping off at each post with interest. :)


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