The second time I saw you

The second time I saw you - Pippa Croft

Publishing 22nd May 2014 Penguin


It's the beginning of a new term at Wyckham College, Oxford, and a fresh start for Lauren Cusack. Her fingers were badly burnt when a whirlwind romance with gorgeous English aristocrat, Alexander Hunt, became too hot to handle - and now she's determined to keep her distance.

Her resolve is shaken when Alexander appears on her doorstep - he's been completely torn apart by some devastating news. Lauren knows that she should stay away, but their chemistry is undeniable and she soon finds herself back in Alexander's arms.

Can Lauren handle the drama that comes with Alexander Hunt? Or will she have to sacrifice the most exhilarating passion she's ever known . . .



About the author

Pippa Croft is the pen name of an award-winning romantic novelist. After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist before writing her debut novel, which won the RNA's New Writers' award and was later made into a TV movie. She lives in a village in the heart of England with her husband and daughter.


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The First Time We Met is the first novel in the sizzling new Oxford Blue romance series from Pippa Croft.





When US Senator’s daughter Lauren Cusack arrives at the enchanting Wyckham College of Oxford University, she hopes to mend her broken heart by throwing herself into her studies.


But then English aristocrat Alexander Hunt walks into her life and everything changes. Handsome, brooding, and with his own dark past to escape, Alexander is exactly what Lauren doesn’t need – but she finds herself helplessly drawn towards him.

Both Alexander and Lauren know that they should stay away from each other . . . but sometimes desire is so powerful that it conquers all else.



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Overall giveaway on tour will be 1 x Kindle Voucher for The Second Time I Saw You plus signed postcards.  


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My Review

Having read 'The second time I saw you', I'm still not absolutely sure if it's an erotic novel with a good storyline or a good story with lots of steamy sex; either way it will appeal to readers who enjoy both. I particularly enjoyed getting to know Lauren and although it is possible to read this book as a standalone, I really wish I'd read the first book in the series so that I could have followed the story from the beginning.

The backdrop of Oxford University is very well- portrayed as is the aristocratic life of Alexander. There are some excellent minor characters too, notably Professor Rafe. He is so slimy that I wanted Lauren to report him yet he just manages to stay on the right side of sleaziness to avoid this. Alexander's ex-girlfriend, the bitchy Valentina, is another character whom you will love to hate almost as much as Rupert. On the other hand, I liked the way that Alexander wants to take care of his younger sister but is pretty clueless as to how to go about it: this makes him much easier to relate to. There is so much going on in both Alexander and Lauren's life that it's a miracle either of them get any work done!

The book ends on a real cliffhanger which means you'll have to wait for book three to find out what finally happens to them both. As a big softie I'm crossing my fingers for a happy ending.


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Shaz Goodwin | Reply 28.05.2014 11.53

Fabulous review (ran out of space!).

Thank you for hosting Pippa on tour.


Shaz Goodwin | Reply 28.05.2014 11.53

The First Time We Met is available on Netgalley Julie :) If you want to read in retrospect ...

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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

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probably the best new author I know....x x x x x x x

27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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