[BLOG TOUR] BOOK REVIEW: LOVE ON LOCATION BY LYNNE SHELBY

When Laurel Martin is hired to rewrite the script for a new timeslip blockbuster, she expects the historical advisor hired by the studio to be an elderly academic who won’t interfere too much with her writing. But when she meets Professor Jason Harding, a young and unexpectedly handsome archaeologist who has some ideas of his own about the script, she realises the job isn’t going to be as simple as she first thought.

As their work takes them from arguing over historical details in a cramped London office to discovering the hidden beauties of a Greek island, Laurel and Jason’s relationship starts to echo the romance of their script.

But with Laurel’s actor ex-boyfriend making trouble at home, and constant issues with the volatile director, will Laurel and Jason ever be able to write the happy ending for their own story?


Love on Location follows Screenwriter, Laurel, and Archaeologist, Jason, who have been put together to create a script that was about to change their lives. We are transported to the magical islands of Greece, in which we follow the journey of two gorgeous romances and witness a movie – that could definitely be adapted on to the big screens in the real world also – be created.

Laurel is a wonderful leading female, with so much creativity and talent pouring out of her. She has the power to create new worlds and characters for the screens, however, she can’t seem to write the perfect script for her own life and is stuck in a rut with a man who doesn’t deserve even a split second of her time. There was too many times where I couldn’t fathom why Laurel would still be with a man like Conor, as he had been given more than enough chances and she just kept gifting him with more. She was struggling to see her worth and lucky for Laurel, her escape to Greece was going to give her the opportunity she deserved to find so much more for herself and within love.

Jason was also a great leading male to follow – he was incredibly passionate about his work as an archaeologist and the Greek islands themselves, despite his past and showed Laurel that there was so much more to the world than what she had waiting for her at home. He was a kind and gentle soul, the perfect gentleman. When Jason and Laurel had finally fought past their stubbornness towards the script, the two were a force to be reckoned with and they were definitely stronger together. The two had a beautiful story-line and I was completely satisfied with the end results as the final page came.

Lynne did a fabulous job with really pulling us in to the pages and allowing our minds to create a beautiful image of Greece. All of her descriptions were beautiful and vivid, from the scenes where Jason takes Laurel on a tour, to being on a film set with the cast and crew. I had no knowledge about Greece before reading this book and now my brain is overflowing with interesting and fascinating facts based on the island itself and the myths that come along with it. The secondary characters were also an absolute pleasure to meet and provided us with so many exciting adventures.

This is an uplifting, light-hearted, educational romance that will have you smiling the whole way through and with Summer soon to be behind us, it is also the perfect escapism.

Shelby x

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  1. September 4, 2021 / 2:55 pm

    Thank you for joining the Love On Location Blog Tour and writing such a lovely review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the book.

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      September 7, 2021 / 9:15 am

      You’re very welcome!

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