Singles, Set and Match (Singles Series #5)
by Elaine Spires
The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza then back to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where it all began.
After making a hard decision two years earlier Eve Mitchell has moved on with the hand that life has dealt her and she finds herself on the White Island working a tennis holiday. While it isn’t a job she would have chosen, in her typical pragmatic way Eve gets on with it, working hard to ensure that her diverse group of singles, with their hopes, expectations character flaws and baggage, have the best time possible. And as she binds together tennis sessions, social gatherings, meals and trips Eve hears some tragic personal news that brings her to another crossroads in her life. Will she and the love of her life Melv finally make a life together and live happily ever after?
Singles, Set, and Match is a perfect read for the summer!!!!
This is the fifth and last book in the Singles Series. It takes place in two beautiful settings, Ibiza and then, Antigua. This is mostly Eve’s story. At times, it is told in varying points of view. In other novels, that doesn’t quite work, but Spires does a great job of making it work in this one. She gives us a glimpse of the other characters’ lives. Again, this is really Eve and Melv’s story.
Eve was a great character. She has always been in love with Melv…for decades really. However, their HEA wasn’t in the cards for them. Yet, they have stayed in touch with one another, and the love has never really died. She takes what life gave her, and she moves on. She has her weak moments; however, she remains strong and focuses on the good things life has given her…a son, a great daughter-in-law, and being a grandmother. When she receives some tragic news, she finds herself in Antigua with Melv. This may be the chance for them to finally have their HEA.
The book is filled with great secondary characters who do have their own stories to tell, yet it doesn’t take away from Eve’s. The settings are just beautiful which makes it the perfect beach read. There are some light moments but also some heavier ones as well, especially concerning Eve’s and Melv’s pasts. There are some secrets as well which makes the book even better. Reading this book was a great way to spend a hot, summer day!
Meet the Author
Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea. Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series. Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019. Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019! Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.
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