Blog Tour Review: The Cottage on Sandcastle Bay

Posted 23rd June 2018 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: The Cottage on Sandcastle Bay

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

Blog Tour Review: The Cottage on Sandcastle BayThe Cottage on Sunshine Beach by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: Sandcastle Bay #2
Also in this series: The Holiday Cottage by the Sea, Coming Home to Maple Cottage
Published by Bookouture on 22nd June 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 234
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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The stunning new summer story from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Step into the delightful seaside village of Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover golden sand, welcoming smiles and an unforgettable romance…

Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham.

Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing…

Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back.

As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends?

Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay?

A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

Thank you to Bookouture for letting me be part of this blog tour. I have been a fan of Holly’s writing for such a long time and I can’t imagine my life without her stories. After we met Melody and Jamie in The Cottage by the Sea I was so excited to get to their book.
Melody is extremely accident prone. The people in her past have been less than patient with her about this. She believes that no one would want to put up with her, her own parents can’t even put up with it! I really liked Melody, She is kind, loyal, brave and sees the best in everyone around her.  I can be quite accident prone, although not as much as Melody, and I’ve seen that look of frustration on people’s faces. Melody has so many qualities and it was sad that she couldn’t see them.
Jamie has had his heart well and truly messed with in the past. Jamie is a good guy. He’s caring, he’s thoughtful, he’s loyal but things just haven’t gone well for him in the past. He’s picked the wrong girls who don’t appreciate him. His past experience has made him scared of committing again. Jamie reminded me of my boyfriend. The things he does for Melody in this book are definitely the sort of things that my boyfriend would do for me. So of course I was swooning at Jamie throughout this book.
One of my favourite things about Holly’s writing is the emotions she involuntarily pulls out of me. Holly has me crying in one scene and laughing in the next. I don’t even thinking abut it these emotions just tumble out. My absolute favourite scene in this book is the puppy training class it’s just SO funny.
I absolutely loved every page of this book and I was sad to finish it so quickly. I feel like I cannot write the words to express how I feel about this book. It was everything I hoped for and so so much more. I can’t wait for Holly’s next release.

About Holly Martin

Holly has been writing for six years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. Holly lives in Bedfordshire.


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