Blog Tour Review: Escape to Darling Cove

Posted 5th January 2023 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Escape to Darling Cove

I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Escape to Darling CoveEscape to Darling Cove by Holly Hepburn
Also by this author: Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence, Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence, Summer at the Star and Sixpence, Autumn at the Star and Sixpence
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 5th January 2023
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: for a Blog Tour
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The brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde. Originally published as novellas, this paperback contains all fours parts of the story from irresistible beginning to heart-warming conclusion. 
Eve has always lived on Ennisfarne, an idyllic island just off the coast of Northumberland and only accessible when tides are low. There she runs a bar overlooking Darling Cove, a heavenly horseshoe-shaped beach named after her seafaring ancestors, whose links to the Farne Islands stretch back centuries.
Logan is a famous photographer desperate to evade the limelight after a difficult break-up. Renting a cottage from Eve, he chooses Ennisfarne in the hope of anonymity but is immediately spellbound by its natural beauty.
The pair don’t get off to the best start, butting heads over Eve’s adorable but boisterous Chocolate Labrador. But when Logan's true identity is revealed, Eve realises her new tenant isn’t quite the man she thought he was. Is it too late to start again or will Logan’s island escape be over almost before it’s begun?
The brand new novel from Holly Hepburn, author of Coming Home to Brightwater Bay, will whisk you away to a sublime seaside retreat you’ll never want to leave.

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Escape to Darling Cove. I can’t think of a better title for this book. I certainly wanted to escape to Ennisfarne and Darling Cove. Holly writes such wonderful and detailed settings they almost become another character. I loved the island’s community spirit and how they quickly adopted Logan as one of their own.
Eve Darling is a no-nonsense woman which is something I can wholeheartedly get behind. She is practical and extremely smart. Logan constantly underestimates Eve throughout the book. I did like the shock he got every time Eve outsmarted him.
Logan Silk is a man that it’s so darn easy to fall for. Holly writes men that are easy to swoon for and Logan is no exception. He starts of a little grumpy but as he spends more time on the island and unwinds, he becomes the person he really is and not the grumpy man his lift has made him. Logan’s photos sound absolutely amazing from Holly’s descriptions, and I wish there was a way to actually see these.
I did like the mention of some of Hollys other characters from past books. It was a great nod to the other books she has written and nice to see how those characters are getting on. I would dearly love for Nick to have his own story someday.
I will miss Ennisfarne and their inhabitants but I can’t wait to see what Holly brings us next.
Thank you to SJ and the Books and the City team for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour.

About Holly Hepburn

I’ve wanted to write books for adults for as long as I can remember but I was too scared to try. One day I decided to be brave and dipped a toe into the bubble bath of romantic comedy with my first novella, Cupidity, and I’ve never looked back. I often try to be funny to be funny, except for when faced with traffic wardens and border control staff. My favourite thing is making people smile.

I’ve tried many jobs over the years, from barmaid to market researcher and I even had a brief flirtation with modelling. These days I am mostly found writing.

I live near London with my grey tabby cat, Portia. We both have an unhealthy obsession with Marmite.


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