The Man I Met on Holiday

By Fiona Gibson

A hilarious and heart-warming tale of second chance love, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Kristen Bailey and Jill Mansell.

Is he just a summer fling? Or the one she’s been waiting for?…

How Lauren thought her summer holiday would go: Priceless mother-son memories made before Charlie leaves for university.

How things actually are, now they’re here: Charlie refusing to speak to her and a creeping sense of dread contemplating the rest of her life alone.

Although Charlie has decided that holidays with Mum are now deeply uncool, Lauren is determined not to waste this trip. Then she meets James, who was supposed to be holidaying with his daughter but is now, like her, unexpectedly flying solo.

Lauren is soon sneaking away for romantic dinners under the stars and the pair start planning for a future.

But what happens when Lauren and James pick up their emotional baggage back home? And what will their kids make of their mid-life rom com in the making?

Readers love The Man I Met On Holiday:

‘Friendship, romance and parenthood combine to develop into a really strong narrative. The characters were well written and the story was fast paced … a brilliantly written read, perfect for a bit of ‘down time’ ’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fiona can do no wrong as far as I am concerned…this one is especially good. I really loved her descriptions of Corsica –I could feel the sun and smell the citrus and food aromas!’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Thoroughly enjoyable…Romantic with a dose of realism, you can’t help but root for the main couple Lauren and James.’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reading this book was a treat, it was full of sunshine, food, families and a beautiful will they/won’t they’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fiona Gibson has written another wonderful story full of real life relevance and thoughtful looks at the ebbs and flows of relationships. It was a joy to read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another stonkingly good read from the master of romcoms! Absolutely loved the twists and turns!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Happy, lighthearted and funny. I guarantee it will leave you wanting to linger in the sunshine with a pina colada, with the sun on your back and the breeze blowing through your hair.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 02 Mar 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-849442-1
Fiona was born in a youth hostel in Yorkshire. She started working on teen magazine Jackie at age 17, then went on to join Just Seventeen and More! where she invented the infamous \'Position of the Fortnight.\' Fiona now lives in Scotland with her husband Jimmy, their three children and a wayward rescue collie cross called Jack. For more info, visit You can follow Fiona on Twitter @fionagibson. Her latest book is The Man I Met on Holiday (April 2023).

Praise for Fiona Gibson: -

”'A terrifically entertaining, cheery romance, with an endearing heroine” - SUNDAY MIRROR

”'Warm, funny and poignant” - DAILY MAIL

”'Warm, witty and fun” - MY WEEKLY

”'The voice of modern women” - MARIE CLAIRE

”'More than funny, it’s true” - ELLE

”'Warm, funny and endearing” - BEST