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Meet me at Pebble Beach – Bella Osborne

Regan as the answer to all her dreams – the winning lottery ticket.

Or so she thinks.

It turns out that all her actions from holding that ticket are about to come back and haunt her.

She finds herself, jobless, homeless, boyfriendless and frankly quite helpless. Her laissez-faire attitude to everything has got her into this mess and only some hard work and seizing the day is going to get her out of it.

Regan has to start again and relying on the kindness of strangers she starts to fulfill some of the things she has always wanted to do and perhaps you don’t always need a big lottery win to tick some of the things off your bucket list!

One of those strangers is Charlie, who stops her from doing injury to herself and others. Charlie reminds her that she needs to live her life here and now. Stop waiting for it to happen to you – he knows all about the choices he has made.

Slowly and with some very funny false starts Regan begins to get involved in the community and find her way in life. When certain events and revelations which she cannot control (unlike her silly pranks that got her into her original mess) start to affect Regan on a more personal level she starts to realise that perhaps life could have more meaning and purpose if she had more meaning and purpose.

The setting to me was not obvious as a “seaside community”, Brighton in fact. It took me a while to work out the relevance of the title to the story and I am still perhaps not sure. For me it could have been a bit more clearer and I felt it was dropped into the plot a clunky fashion and made no real difference to the overall story. However that is being particularly picky because the story was great and kept me reading because I wanted to see what Regan was goign to get up to next!

An uplifting feel good read with a good dose of humour to lift the spirits.

Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. 

Meet Me at Pebble Beach is out now as a four part serial but published as a whole on 28th May 2020.

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