Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: May 13, 2016
Print Length: 336 pages
Source: Requested via NetGalley
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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?
My honest thoughts on this book:
Whenever I read a Holly Martin book I am instantly transported into a chocolate box perfect read where the setting is so charming; characters are appealing, and the storyline is sparklingly romantic. Do you feel like that too?
Summer in Rose Island is the third book in the White Cliff Bay series. I would recommend reading the previous two books to get the real feel for the storyline and the residents of this idyllic seaside town.
In this book, I not only caught up with all time favourites from the previous two books (Libby, George, Penny, etc.) but I also instantly fell in love with a couple of new characters. Darcy and Riley.
Darcy always loved visiting her beloved aunt in White Cliff Bay. And When another job fell through for our heroine, Darcy has decided to leave the bright lights of London and the never ending criticisms of her parents behind and move to the only place that always brings the happy memories of her childhood by the sea. With a new job and new start Darcy is ready to dive in.
I loved Darcy's passion for marine biology and her love of the sea and its creatures. She wasn't afraid to fight for what she believed in. And I also loved the way Darcy met the stroppy owner of the beautiful lighthouse Riley. Both seemed to strike up an instant friendship that turned very quickly into something deeper. Again my eyes could not be peeled off the pages of this book when I immerse myself in the life of the White Cliff Bay residents and their dramas and dilemmas.
This is a true Holly Martin-esque book where the romance sizzles and fizzles, the characters are so lovable ( and having such an amazing professions), and the setting is so utterly dreamy that makes you wonder if there is a real place like The White Cliff Bay. Happy Reading! xo
Thank you to Bookouture for accepting my request to review this book in exchange for a fair review.
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