I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: Jewel Island #1
Published by Self-Published on 24th April 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from the Author
Fall in love with the beautiful Jewel Island this summer, where the sapphire sea sparkles, the golden sun warms your skin and the islanders melt your heart. From the bestselling author of The Little Village of Happiness comes Holly Martin’s most romantic novel yet.
Aria Philips has lived on Jewel Island all of her life. Even when her sisters Clover and Skye left its stunning shores for bigger and better things, Aria stayed to help her father run their family hotel.
A year after her father’s death Aria’s done everything she can to keep things afloat but the hotel has long been struggling to make a profit. With so few guests Aria risks losing the only home she’s ever had.
Noah Campbell earned his fortune from making hotels a success, and he also just happens to be staying on Jewel Island this summer. Could he be the answer to Aria’s problems? If only he hadn’t kissed her under the willow tree the year before and never called her again. It had been the most incredible kiss of her life, but clearly business and pleasure should never be mixed.
As gorgeous and charming as Noah may be, Aria vows to keep things professional while she seeks his help. But for the past year Noah has been keeping a secret and his return to Jewel Island is about to change Aria’s life forever…
Thank you to Holly for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book. I am a huge fan of Holly’s writing so I have been so excited to read this book.
Aria is a bit of a people pleaser. She wants to help everyone on the island even if it is to her detriment. I love how important the hotel and the island is to her. She has a big heart and I just wanted her to succeed so much.
Noah, oh sweet troubled Noah. I fell in love with Noah after about 3 chapters. He has his troubles but he has a heart of gold. He clearly cares for Aria and has done for a long time.
The location is gorgeous. Holly always has the most amazing settings and every time I read one of her books I want to move there. I was willingly pulled into the island and all its politics.
This story is full of love, humour and community spirit. I found myself so involved in the plot. I had all their emotions from the laughter to the anger to the tears. These characters were so realistic I was right there with them.
This is the beginning of a new series and I cannot wait to read more books set on this beautiful island.
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