If you enjoyed ‘A Long Way Down’ by Nick Hornby, the laugh-your-socks-off romance of Laura Barnard, and, adoringly, the quirky 1980’s sitcom ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ then SCUBA DANCING by Nicola Slade is the holiday read for you. A group of unlikely counterparts team up to achieve their Caribbean dream. The youngest character, Finn is aged 40 and on the cusp of a ‘find yourself’ crisis. Another character Ursula, is in a platonic relationship with an angel. Although this may sound a little distracting, I promise if you keep reading the angel does fit the story. The book comes with a handy character list at the start, which is well worth reading. As is this heartwarming story providing proof that romance, and all that goes with it never dies.
Samantha’s three word review: Gin, wisdom, romance.
Page turner rating: 5/5.