Before I went on my holiday I had an e-mail from a friend about Net Galley. I've been on it for a while but I totally forgot it was around and so haven't looked on it for a while. Knowing I was going to be lying around by the pool all day, it was a given I would need plenty to read. Coming across this little gem was the perfect find. I am so happy I got accepted for a free copy to review.
Mae loves running her little Bed & Breakfast, it’s the perfect place to raise her adorable four-year-old daughter! And no matter how persistently local vet, Alfie, chases her, she just doesn’t have time for men in her life.
Willow is busy building her dream home with her husband, Ethan, but with every month that passes she secretly worries that her happy every after will never come true…
Melody only intended to stay in the bustling seaside town for a few days to capture the perfect photo. But when she meets Hugo – the charming man in the ice cream van – she decides to stay a little longer!
One thing is for sure, summer at the little Bed & Breakfast by the sea certainly has a few surprises in store…
Like many books, the first thing that caught my attention was the title and the cover. It looks so inviting and warm. Then I read the blurb and pressed request straight away. The house and tabled and chairs all look so inviting. I want to sit there and enjoy the sun while I write.
This warm summer tale will have you wrapped up in one chapter. I love the change of POV and the story from all thee ladies perspectives. Mae is a busy woman, focusing on her 4-year-old daughter, running a B&B and taking shifts on at the local pub. She's a force to be reckoned with and constantly denies her feelings for Alfie, who keeps coming back even when she says no.
Willow runs a little shop where she does DIY projects and gives old furniture new life. Even if her new home is falling apart according to the builders. Melody is an adventurer, she is looking for the perfect images to enter a photography contest which lands her in need of somewhere to stay.
I really enjoyed how Joyce takes the time to breathe life into three different characters, bringing them all together. Overall, this little read had all the exciting and heart wrenching moments a good contemporary romance should have. Especially, as each woman finds a man, maybe not where you would expect either. Definitely recommend this easy, warm summer read. Perfect for when you're lying by the pool!