Summer at Rose Island-Holly Martin

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“Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.”

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My review:

I adored this book. Set by the sea , I could hear the crashing waves as I read and picture the lighthouse shining around Whitecliff Bay on warm summer evenings. This would be the perfect book to read on the beach so make sure to pack it in your holiday bag.

The characters were wonderful and some of those featuring in previous books were mentioned making you feel like you’d returned to close friends. This book can be read as a standalone- but you’d be missing a real treat if you didn’t buy the other books to enjoy.

Darcy used to be a marine biologist and loves sharks. She meets Riley who lives in the lighthouse and is  struck by his sheer gorgeousness! They have a bit of a rocky start- but are instantly drawn to each other. It’s lovely to read about their romance and the beauty of the lighthouse with it’s basement having such a romantic view under the sea, with the Little Mermaid songs ringing in your ears. Riley writes pop songs and I loved the scene where he played Darcy the song he’d written for her. Wouldn’t that make you melt inside?

Darcy is  a bit accident prone and some of her ‘moments’ really made me smile. I’m a bit clumsy myself and can just imagine myself doing similar things.

They are trying to save the lighthouse from demolition and the entire village are onboard trying to save this piece of their local history. I’ve always loved lighthouses and we have several lighthouse themed items around our house! So this aspect of the book was very magical.

With many thanks to Bookoutre for another wonderful book and NetGalley for providing a book in exchange for an honest review.

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