Shortcake – Lucy Watson


Things Emelia Anderson would rather do than share a house with Benjamin Crawford:

1) Get strapped to a chair in a restaurant full of loud-chewers.

2) Parachute into the Australian Outback armed with only a blowdart.

3) Live her best life as an ice road trucker in the Alaskan Tundra.

Benjamin Crawford thinks Emelia conned his dying grandmother into leaving her half of an estate worth millions, so let’s just say he’s not her biggest fan either. Not even close.

Now they have to live together for the next thirty days while renovating the family home. Or the estate will transfer to the one person Ben hates more than Emelia, and she’ll have to move back to the one place she wants to forget more than Ben.

Did I mention Ben look likes man-candy and smells like testosterone? Not that Emelia notices. She spends a lot of time not noticing things about Ben.


I read this by the pool in Madeira in 2 days, the perfect setting for a fun easy summer read!

The story line was very predictable but there is nothing wrong with that sometimes.

Ultimately, I loved Em’s journey with Ben; the humour, the feelings, the games. It was a fantastic read!

There were also moments that were very deep and emotional and I thought were written very well!

The chapter names were all cleverly named and the language and humour throughout was very relatable.

The ending was breathtaking and I won’t say anything further as I really don’t want to spoil it for you, because you are totally going to go and read it now, please.

I would score this book 4 out of 5 stars and I would recommend it, a very good holiday read!!

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