Hello, friends! Now that summer is officially here, time to check in on our summer reading lists! How’s yours going? Found any gems? I’m still working my way through some advance copies of some great new titles!
I just finished The Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin. This novel tells the story of Melody and Jamie, two friends who live in a seaside village. Their lives are entwined by family, friends, and puppies, and Melody takes the big step of asking him out to see if there could be more between them. But with the baggage and past heartbreaks that both of them bring to the table, can they find their way to a happily ever after?
Late into the book, I realized this was the second in a series. I normally always read a series in order, but I decided to just keep going with this one. It works just fine as a standalone story! I enjoyed the side stories of all the different characters, and I could see potential for a third book – perhaps one is planned? I also loved the setting… this is the kind of little community where I dream of living!
My favorite scene in the book, hands down, was the training class with the puppies… I was literally laughing out loud, which would have been fine except it was two o’clock in the morning and everyone else was sleeping. Whoops! But it was hilarious and summed up the craziness and quirkiness of this little community.
If you’re looking for a light, fun summer beach read, this will fit the bill quite nicely! Happy reading!
(I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this title from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.)