The Love Island Book Shop by Kate Frost

A dream job, two handsome men, one destructive act. Will Freya’s opportunity of a lifetime end in tears?

When Freya leaves her publishing job in London to be a barefoot bookseller in the Maldives, it’s the push she needs to move on from her sadness and reignite her passion for life.

While resort owner Zander is charming, it’s handsome dive instructor Aaron who befriends her when she needs it most. But all is not what it seems and there’s trouble brewing in paradise.

Taking a chance on happiness is harder than she imagined. Can Freya let go of her heartache and allow herself to fall in love again?

My Thoughts


After reading all the previous Romantic Escape books by Kate Frost, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this latest story and lose myself in the Maldives!.

Freya has faced more than her fair share of troubles and heartache throughout her life, so when she comes across a job advertisement that would allow her to leave her job – and entire life in London behind her to run a bookshop on a beautiful island in the Maldives, it feels like a dream come true. Freya is in desperate need to escape her life for a while, and as we learn more about her as the story progresses your heart really goes out to this woman.

When Freya arrives in what can only be described as paradise, it is not only the books that begin to capture her attention!. It is safe to say that the Maldives has a healthy amount of eligible, swoon worthy men who show an interest in her, something that really made the story all the more gripping for me personally as I found myself trying to fathom who she would end up with at the end, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with the outcome!

The fact that the story is based around Freya and the bookshop she is running makes this the perfect read for fellow bookworms, as escaping to a gorgeous island and being surrounded by books certainly sounds like paradise to me. Kate Frost has once again brought a picturesque setting to life so vividly in my mind, It allowed me the escapism that I so desperately needed right now.

Of course, there is a hefty amount of romance in this book, and this time it comes in the shape of Zander – the resort owner, and Aaron – the dive instructor, who catch Freya’s eye. Both of these men have very different approaches to life, not to mention contrasting personalities, all of which make the dialogue between the cast all the more entertaining.

An utterly gorgeous read that had me engrossed to the very end, I loved everything about this book.

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About the Author

Kate Frost is the author of best-selling romantic escape novels (The Baobab Beach Retreat, A Starlit Summer, The Greek Heart and The Amsterdam Affair), character-driven women’s fiction (The Butterfly Storm series and Beneath the Apple Blossom), and Time Shifters, a time travel adventure trilogy for children. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates.

Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, young son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Frodo. As well as writing novels, she’s also the Director of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival that she co-founded in Bristol in 2019 with the ethos of making books accessible to all and encouraging children and teens to read, write and be creative. Kate feels incredibly lucky to spend her days writing and being immersed in books.

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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Kate Frost for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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