Wednesday 9 July 2014

Review ~ The Heart of Bali by Rebecca Raisin.

Title: The Heart of Bali.
Author: Rebecca Raisin.
Publisher: Escape Publishing.
Genre: Romance.
Release Date: March 1, 2014.
Source: Gifted by lovely Librarian Lavender.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK

What happens when your break from real life shows you exactly how empty it actually is?

Focused and driven, Aurora has built her PR and event management company into a thriving success. But, it’s come at a cost. Her relationships suffer, and she has virtually no social life. When her boyfriend suggests a holiday to mend the bridges, it seems like a good idea to rekindle their attraction and make some new life choices. Instead, she finds herself in the tropical paradise of Bali, heartbroken and alone.

When Marcel, the hotelier, offers to show her the real Bali, she doesn’t hesitate — he might be just the pick-me-up she needs. Pinning Marcel as a Casanova, Aurora decides to have fun and not overthink things. Exploring her more sensual side brings a newfound confidence, and she finds herself falling for the French hotelier and the Bali he shows her...until an unexpected visitor arrives at the hotel.

As her holiday draws to a close, will Aurora choose to leave with good memories, or follow her heart?

The Heart of Bali is a captivating holiday romance novella. It’s very short which meant the author needed to do a wonderful job to build and develop characters to make the story feel believable. I thought Rebecca did this perfectly.

Aurora finds herself alone on her supposed holiday for two in Bali, after her boyfriend Denny fails to show up. Determined to let herself go and have a good time, she draws her attention to the dreamy French hotel manager, Marcel. I love how Rebecca always manages to make me want to visit the location in her novels. There can’t be many people who haven’t at some point wanted to get away and attempt to escape reality and Bali looked like the best opportunity for Aurora.

Both Marcel and Aurora were easy to connect with. Though there was a lot of chemistry between them, we learn a lot about them as people too. There was a lot more to Marcel than met the eye and I was surprised by how his character turned out. I had half-expected him to be just a cheap fling but that doesn’t give credit to how well Rebecca developed his character.

The Heart of Bali was more than a little sweet… I love good steamy scenes and Rebecca definitely let some sparks fly ;) Everything was fast-paced but this just gave the book a fun, daring edge to it. I absolutely loved how the ending played out and some twists and drama turned this novella into a completely brilliant holiday read.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK


  1. Anonymous9/7/14 10:50

    Thank you so much, Sophie! What a beautifully written review! Xxxx


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