Bryony Masters has been looking for her long-lost sister, Hannah, for years, but when their father has a stroke her search takes on new urgency. So when primetime game show, What Happens in France, puts a call-out for new contestants, Bryony spots the ultimate public platform to find her reality TV-obsessed sister, and finally reunite their family.
With the help of handsome teammate Lewis, it’s not long before she’s on a private jet heading for the stunning beauty of rural France. With a social media star dog, a high maintenance quiz host and a cast of truly unique characters, Bryony and Lewis have their work cut out for them to stay on the show and in the public eye. Yet as the audience grows and the grand prize beckons they find that the search that brought them together may just fulfil more than one heart’s wish…
This novel combined several things which I love into one book, so already we’re onto a winner: blog writing, quiz shows, France and a pug called Biggie Smalls (not that I claim to be a huge The Notorious B.I.G. fan as such if you pardon the pun, but I get the reference and therefore deserve a cookie…or a croissant I guess in this circumstance!).
The characters are all very likeable which is rare, because normally there are several characters I would happily punch in the face several times. And I’m not a violent person…usually. The characters were very supportive of one another and I found myself rooting for them throughout.
This is just a lovely feel-good comedy drama which I would like to be able to read again with fresh eyes to make me feel happy about the world again. That’s not to say that this is without drama and sadness of course, but it’s balanced and makes sense when it appears. I also desperately want to apply to be on a game show because this made it sound like so much fun!