- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Mira - AU (20 January 2014)
- ISBN-10: 1743567731
- ISBN-13: 978-1743567739
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.6 x 23.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
- Customer Reviews: 12 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 531,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2) Paperback – 20 January 2014
About the Author
Victoria Purman is an Australian top ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her most recent bestseller, The Land Girls, was published in April 2019. The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, a novel based on her mother's post-war migration to Australia, was published in 2018. Her previous novel The Three Miss Allens became a USA Today bestseller in April 2019. She is a regular guest at writers festivals, a mentor and workshop presenter and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.
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SOMEONE LIKE YOU does have a few really good subplots going on to break up the sexual tension; there is lots of laughter, some drama, a few twists and turns, walks along the beach, a summer Christmas and a beachside wedding. The setting is on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, and Middle Point is a laid back fictional seaside town based on a real community called Middleton located near Victor Harbour and just a hop skip and a jump from two of South Australia's wine regions. I really liked the first book, loved this one and can hardly wait for the final book to come out. In fact the final book in the `Boys of Summer' trilogy is due for release later in 2014 and I have guessed correctly (lips are zipped) who the focus is going to be on and I cannot wait!
Top international reviews
But Lizzie was shocked to see Dan as he was now – the old Dan was nowhere in sight. Obviously he was struggling, both mentally and physically, from the trauma. Could she help him on the road to recovery? It seemed though that Dan couldn’t bear anyone to see him or talk to him – after receiving a slammed door in her face, Lizzie vowed to do all she could to ease his suffering and bring back the old Dan…
I quite enjoyed this light romance and catching up with characters from the previous book, but the flow of the story was constantly broken for me by the continual and never-ending use of the word “arse”. With its use being several times a page and on most pages for the first two-thirds of the story, then less often (but still there) for the rest, it makes me wonder if the author has a fixation! Hence my lower rating. But if you can overlook this, it is, as mentioned, a lovely little romance.
The book is set in the fantastic South Australian countryside along the beautiful coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The description of the location is so real you feel like you're actually there.
The story deals with real issues of depression and recovery and how both Dan and Lizzie choose to deal, or not deal, with their problems.
A lovely, well written romance novel, with beautiful characters... couldn't put it down once I started!
I imagine Joe's story will be the next instalment.... can't wait!
Looking forward to the third