Title: Confessions of a City Girl: San Diego
Author: Juliette Sobanet
Pages: 76 pages
Liz Valentine’s intense career as a covert officer for the CIA has made it nearly impossible for her to keep a man around. Her non-existent love life only becomes more hopeless when her long-time partner—the man she has been in love with for years—is killed on their latest mission overseas. What’s worse is that Liz blames herself for his untimely death.
In an attempt to get her head on straight, Liz jets out to San Diego to attend a yoga retreat at her sister’s new studio. Before she can say “om,” Liz is entrenched in the land of margaritas, sunshine, sexy surfers, and way too many down dogs. But when one oh-so-enlightened yoga instructor catches her eye—and her heart—Liz must decide if the loveless life of a secret agent is truly what she wants after all.
Confessions of a City Girl: San Diego is the second installement from the Confessions series by Juliette Sobanet; a writer who I make no bones about saying is one of my favourite contemporary romance authors. It is due to having faith that she can tell a good story rather than the blur that sells me her books. However, what is good about her writing is that it never disappoints. The San Diego Confessions live up to my expectations.
The story focuses on Liz Valentine who has been sent to spend some time in San Diego with her sister Julia. Liz is heartbroken over the death of her work partner and the love of her life. It is starting to affect her work life and so she goes to stay with her sister to regroup and pull herself together. Little does she realise that a new exciting adventure in love is just around the corner.
With the character of Liz, Sobanet has created someone who is a bit like an M&M; a hard outer shell with a soft centre. Liz Valentine wants to be the tough emotionless person who can survive in her job as a CIA agent yet she cannot seem to be at one with the mindless robotic nature that is expected. Whereas some might see this as weak I think that Sobanet has got the balance perfect making Liz’s emotions seem like a strength not a weakness.
I have loved the Confessions series and cannot wait for more stories by Juliette Sobanet
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