Summer's Lease by Carrie Elks

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Read Summer's Lease Online Free - Meet the Shakespeare family: four sisters, four stories . . . four ways to find true love

Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. Six years after the play she wrote bombed at the box office, she's unable to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and worst of all her family have no idea how far she's fallen. So when her fairy Godfather offers her the use of his friend's Italian villa for the summer, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play. That's before she finds out the house belongs to her arch-nemesis, Sam Carlton.

When Hollywood heart-throb Sam Carlton sees his name splashed across a gossip rag, all he wants to do is hide. That's how he finds himself traveling to Italy, deciding to spend the summer in his family's empty villa on Lake Como. Except when he arrives it isn't as empty as he'd hoped.

Over the course of the hot Italian summer, Cesca and Sam have to come to terms with their pasts. What begins as a tentative friendship quickly grows into an intense attraction - and then a scorching fling. But they can't hide from reality forever . . . as their different worlds collide, Sam and Cesca face a choice: is this just a summer romance, or could their love weather even the coldest winds?

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series.

Title : Summer's Lease
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ISBN : 0349415501
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Claire rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

4.5 - The rich movie star and the impoverished writer... It would make a good story. Stars! ITs Live! Amazon US - Amazon UK - It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Carrie Elks’ writing, so learning that there was a whole new sparkly series on the way, it's...

Nicola rated it ★★★☆☆

July 11, 2017

Carrie Elks brings us an enemies-to-lovers romance for the first in her Shakespeare Sisters series, introducing us to Cesca Shakespeare; a playwright trying to quash a bad bout of writers block by exchanging London for Lake Como. "...your parents have employed me to look after this house, and th...

Alison rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

5 Stars!!! I was given this book in turn for an honest review. Looking after her Uncle's, friend's, Villa for the summer is an easy task. What could possibly go wrong? Or could everything possibly go, right? Summer's Lease swelled my heart and filled it full of love. It's a beautiful story that I...

A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

This an easy read, with great characters and set in a beautiful country; it has it all. I really loved the characters, loved the angst and the conflicts, the hope and the romance. Just loved it! It is a light Summer read by Carrie Elks, perfect for lying on the beach or sitting in the sun in the...

Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks* rated it ★★★☆☆

July 18, 2017

3.5 Stars Summer's Lease is a great summer read which is how I spent my time reading Cesca's story. Relaxing in the sun. I had a good time in Cesca's company and most definitely also in Sam Carlton's. What I really enjoyed about Summer's Lease was the funny and easy bantering between Cesca and Sam...

Eliza rated it ★★★☆☆

December 31, 2017

★3.5 STARS★ Writer Cesca Shakespeare's star is prematurely snuffed out even before the curtain rises for Act I. When the productions leading man goes AWOL, he takes with him any chance of the play she has written being a success. She's never recovered from the disaster that was once her fledglin...

Whispering rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

Cesca Shakespeare had always dreamed of being a script writer, so when her play took centre stage, she was ecstatic, that was until the leading man Sam Carlton disappeared, and her play became a disaster overnight, leading her into a dark place and consequently, writers’ block. After six years, Ce...

Jacqueline rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2017

If I hadn't read the fab Fix You by this author previously then I wouldn't have picked this up. Those watercolour granny covers have me skipping to the next book pretty sharpish. Strangely though, this was an odd marriage of strait -laced romance and explicit smut which surprised me a bit really....

C.J. rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2017

This is only my second read by Elks, the first book being some time ago, but I remember being impressed at the standard of her writing and ability to paint a scene in that book, and that certainly hasn’t diminished, if anything it’s improved even more. Sharing the tale of Cesca, one of four siste...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

June 17, 2017

4.5 Stars For six years, Cesca Shakespeare's life has been a complete mess, shes been flittering from job to job with not much success, not admitting to her family she needs help and barely able to put pen to paper and write despite being a promising playwright. All of this is thanks to Sam Carlto...

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