This was a feel good, warm romantic book where there was minimal angst and no major twists.
My second book by Holly Martin, showed me how easy love was, both falling and being. It showed the parts where life was beautiful and loving, sunshine and flowers, spring and blossoms in their lives. This book had Melody and Jamie coming together. Their attraction was palpable in the first book. And this book tipped them both over in love.
Aunt Agatha was as outrageous as ever. The rest of the characters were loving. The book recaptured the gooey feelings that one got in love. It showed me that life was beautiful even if it was in the pages of a book.
My niggle, if you could call it that, everyone was beautiful and loving and in love and happy. It just needed other emotions to make it flavorful. But sometimes, this is the right book to lighten a heavy heart. Easily read in 2 hours. Enjoyable!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham.
Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing…
Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back.
As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends?
Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay?
Publication date : 22nd June, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture