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Summer's Lease

Book 1, Shakespeare Sisters - (A Shakespeare Sisters Romance)

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


'A wonderful, captivating romantic story.' Chicklit Club

A free summer vacation in a beautiful villa in Lake Como. The catch? Sharing a house with her worst enemy . . .

Cesca Shakespeare has hit rock bottom. After one prize-winning play that ended in disaster, writer's block turned up, moved in and got a Netflix subscription. Six years later, she's just lost her ob and is about to lose her home. Worse still, her sisters have no idea how far she's fallen. So when her fairy Godfather offers her a free summer break in a beautiful Italian villa, she grudgingly agrees to try writing a new play. That's before she finds out the house belongs to her arch-nemesis, Sam Carlton.

Having just hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons - again - Hollywood heart-throb Sam Carlton needs a place to hide out. Where better than his family's gorgeous empty villa on Lake Como? Except when he arrives, it isn't as empty as he'd hoped.

One thing's for sure - this is going to be a red-hot, scorching summer . . .

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series. Look out for more in The Shakespeare Sisters with A Winter's Tale - set in the snowy mountains of West Virginia.

A sizzling treat to curl up with on your lounger & savour. -
Gem Bee

A summer scorcher of a book! -
Rachel's Random Reads

A perfect summer beach read. -
Louise White (goodreads reviewer)

An amazing story that will capture your imagination and warm your heart.
A brilliant 5 Stars! -
Clare Roden

Romantic and heartfelt. It's a wonderful read for the summer and a great escape to parts unknown. -

A brand new series from the bestselling author of Fix You and the Love in London series. Look out for more in The Shakespeare Sisters with A Winter's Tale set in the snowy mountains of West Virginia.

Customer Reviews


For someone as down on her luck as Cesca Shakespeare having an Italian villa offered to her for the summer should have been the perfect escape. When bad luck is all you have though maybe you should have known things weren't going to go as well as you thought. First the Villa is a mess. Not the things strewn around mess, the roof falling down and plumbing not working kind of mess. Then, just because fate has it in for her, the person that started her downward spiral by walking out on her first play shows up at the villa. Oh this should be a grand summer!

This is a wonderfully written story with some pretty amazing characters. Sam and Cesca's relationship slowing moves from enemies to friends to a fling to much much more. It's a nice slow build and the author's wonderfully descriptive writing has us on a journey to Italy right along with them. This is definitely a book I would recommend.

Beautifully written

Wow. Carrie Elks gave us a powerful romance in Summer's Lease. Scenery was described to make you feel you were there.
Characters you fall in love with while at the same time hurting for them.


Amazing! I could get enough! Can’t wait to read the rest of the serious! The writing and character development were superb!

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Summer's Lease
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jul 13, 2017
  • Publisher: Carrie Elks
  • Seller: Tracy Smith
  • Print Length: 380 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Shakespeare Sisters
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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