Title: The Sweet Spot
Series: Appleton Vale #1
Author: Anneli Lort
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: 4 July 2017
The Sweet Spot is a classic love story with a sexy, modern edge, set in the sleepy West Country village of Appleton Vale, and in the glittering world of professional golf.
Olivia escapes London to overcome memories of heartbreak, and moves to Appleton Vale to ghostwrite the autobiography of Sebastian Bloom, former world number one golfer and global icon. But he doesn’t make things easy for her; Olivia is not ready for a new relationship and fights her feelings for Sebastian.
Their story comes to a head at the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, The Open Championship, where Sebastian’s return to form sets up an explosive clash with his lifelong rival, Troy McLoud.
As the lives of Olivia, Sebastian and the residents of Appleton Vale interweave, passions flare and the stakes rise.
A debut novel by Anneli Lort finds romance in the world of professional golf, which is a first in sports romance for me.
Olivia leaves London and her less than perfect past behind her to take a chance on a promise of a new future to ghostwrite the autobiography of Sebastian Bloom. Being in the close proximity of the renowned golfer brings forth a possibility of a hot romance.
This was a lovely romance of two broken people, fighting the devastating demons of their pasts. It was an engaging and emotive read that lead the reader through the drama and hope of a happy ending that was finally met. It was a different read being in the sport of golf but showed me that golf wasn't a boring sport after all. I definitely would recommend this to other readers who love to have that emotional rollercoaster with plenty of steam and a happy ending. Four stars.
Anneli Lort lived with a charming cast of characters in her head for a number of years before she found the time to sit down and bring them to life in the Appleton Vale series. Once she put pen to paper her imagination was free to create a character driven world of contemporary romance that is both heartwarming and engaging.
In a public relations career that spanned more than two decades Anneli worked closely with elite professionals at the highest level and with some of the world’s biggest sporting companies. With this came an access-all-areas pass to the greatest sports events on the planet where she saw for herself the tension, drama and emotions that were played out behind the scenes. While TV audiences around the world watched the sporting excitement unfold, she was there to witness first-hand what really happened before and afterwards – the untold stories the rest of the world never got to see.This is the rich and enviable background she brings to her debut novel - The Sweet Spot.
Anneli lives in a village much like her fictional creation - Appleton Vale - that is nestled against the foothills of the South Downs. She spends her days working in brand communications, writing, walking her dog – Hector – and riding her New Forest Pony Henry. The dog shares the house; the horse has his own rather spacious accommodation.
Anneli is currently writing the second novel in the Appleton Vale series - The Country Club - which will be on sale in December 2017.
To celebrate the release of her bestselling debut, The Sweet Spot, Anneli is giving away a £20 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on September 8, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.