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?
A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.
4.5 Bright Sunshiny Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
Bump this up half a star because this book still is making me smile 😀 this book has my favorite word in the title SUNSHINE and to make it even better it also has beach and cottage… how could I possibly go wrong? Additionally it is written by the brilliant Holly Martin! And to top it all off it is set in beautiful and charming Seashell Cove… I am SO visiting there and when I do I am hoping I meet each and every character in this delightful book….
This is the second book in the series, however you could read it as a standalone… it was so much fun to revisit these quirky characters and this time around we got Melody and Jamie’s story… but no worries we got a fair dose of Aiden and Tori along with Leo and Isla…. and I cannot forget adorable Elliot! I would so love to go to a barbecue with all of these fabulous characters and watch one of Elliotts famous magnificent magic shows…. well now I think I’ve invited myself to Seashell Cove twice… probably three times i’m sure I did so in my review of the first book as well….
Jamie and Melody’s romance got off to a bit of a rocky start… that is unless you think poisoning your date on the first date is a good thing? And that wasn’t the only date disaster, I have to say I did get some good laughs out of these tragic dates! Fortunately these two have a sense of humor… and as the romance progressed I found it very sweet with a bit of sizzle…. isn’t always easy to navigate a new relationship in a small town where everybody knows everything about everybody….
Just loved so many things about this book! loved Melody’s jewelry… loved Jamie’s unusual sculptures… and there is a scene in this book involving fairy lights and a cave that is just hilariously amazing! A lovely book full of romance and charm… that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart😍
Absolutely recommend to people who love a good romantic comedy, quirky characters, and sunshine!🌞
*** many thanks too Bookouture for my copy of this delightful book ***
Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books
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