Wednesday 24 May 2017

Review of Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard - 4**


Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?

Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?


This is funny, sentimental and really well written. How many of us dream about our teenage loves/crushes and wonder what would happen if we met now? I certainly do, but doubt he would be as hot as Jack!

Lovely book about innocence, shange and, of course, baggage. Interesting to see how life changes Erica and Jack in the intervening years. Especially interesting from the point of view of the friends of them both as well - and their different points of view!

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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