This was the first book I'd read by Janey Fraser, and I wasn't disappointed. Janey has written a great, easy to read story that is perfect for a summer read by the beach!
In the Au Pair, Janey introoduces a wide range of characters, all with very different personalities and it's very interesting to see how each character develops througout the story. At the beginning, it can be a bit difficult to keep track of who is who but persevere because what unfolds after is an intriguing set of stories, and you do want to find out how each au pair copes with their new life.
My favourite character was Marie-France, a French girl who signs up to be an au pair in the hope of finding her father. Personally I loved her storyline, I almost wish the entire book had been about her! Widower Matthew was another favourite of mine, his story of trying to bring up his daughter Lottie single-handedly after the death of his wife was very touching, and I feel Janey Fraser wrote their part very well, it was a great addition to the story and only made me want to read on more to find out where Matthew and Lottie's journey progressed.
There are a lot of humourous moments provided in the book. The au pairs are foreign and are all at different stages with their English, and at times I was laughing out loud at the events that unfolded, and the language barriers between some of the characters. The au pairs personalities and accents really shone through the pages, and it made the story that much more enjoyable to read.
This is a fun, light, wonderful read that will have you smiling throughout.