Book Review: The Secret Cove in Croatia by Juli Caplin @rararesources

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Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a will-they-The Secret Cove in Croatia (Romantic Escapes, Book 5)won’t-they romance you won’t be able to put down!

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.

Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina. But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…



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Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a beautiful read, it included adventure, romance and a vacation to remember. The secret cove in Croatia is the fifth book in the romantic escapes book series but I found really easy to read as a standalone (I seriously need to stop reading books partway through a series though, it’s absolutely killing my TBR list!)

Here we get to meet both Maddie and Nick, Maddie is working on a cruise ship while Nick is on vacation with his supermodel girlfriend. I have to admit there was more than one point throughout the book where I could feel myself internally screaming at all of the general snobbiness that was going on within the cruise, you know it must be good writing when you can feel yourself getting angrier! I loved getting to get a glimpse into what Croatia must be like as well as the different sort of experience you could have on a cruise ship. I did warm up to Nick in the end and was happy as to how the story ended. A great four star read!

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes

About the Author

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.

Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her twelfth novel, The Secret Cove in Croatia published in ebook format this July.

Social Media Links –

Twitter @JulieCaplin




4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Secret Cove in Croatia by Juli Caplin @rararesources

  1. I recently read this book and loved it! You nailed on expressing the beauty of this book, and I’m very much keen to read all the previous books of this series!

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