Series: Seacoast Island Romance #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Life was perfect... and then they met. Lainey Severson loves her life and her new home of Seacoast Island, Maine - where the entire population of sort-of-eligible bachelors is two - just the way they are. Newly divorced, she moved to the island to escape any chance at romance, and running her bookshop out of the cottage where she lives with her cat, Henry James, is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But when a tall, dark, handsome architect with a rascally golden retriever and the most beautiful blue-green eyes she's ever seen shows up from Boston to plan a development that will completely change the character of the island, suddenly her business, her home - and her heart - are in danger of total ruin. Brick Adams hasn't let anyone into his heart since his fiancee died in a car wreck ten years ago. But from the minute he meets Lainey, he knows it's going to be all he can do to resist totally falling for her - even if he can't trust a word she says; even if he can't change her view of the development on which his entire future hinges. As Lainey deploys all her charms, not to mention rallies the island's whole population, to try to stop it, he knows he should steer clear of her forever. But something in her eyes - and in her kiss - is telling him everything he wants to hear, and it isn't only island life that's getting under his skin..."
Island Summer is a sweet, predictable, contemporary romance. I find great comfort in books like this. Between the uber angst of new adult and the nonstop peril of romantic suspense, books like Island Summer are the calm after the storm. Predicable, yes, but thats not bad all the time. This is a bit of a ‘second chance’ story in the sense that both characters are getting a second chance at love. Lainey is recently divorced and Brick lost his fiancé years ago. They butt heads over the changes Brick wants to make to Lainey’s precious island hideaway. There is the obvious sexual tension there and the book has that slow burn factor I enjoy as well. While this book isn’t anything new, its a pleasant read that will give you exactly what you expect!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: No
- Trope: Second Chance
- Triggers: No
- Cliffhanger: No
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Jessica Randolph lives by the sea in Maine and writes sweet romances that feature all her favorite things: Maine, old houses, books, the ocean, food, music, cats, dogs, incredible men, independent women, and, of course, happy endings.
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