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Also by this author: Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Mishaps and Mistletoe, Little Acts of Love
Published by Bookouture on 25th June 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Run away to Sea Salt Bay, where the sand is warm and soft, the sea is a perfect blue, and a candy-coloured waffle house is about to change Sadie’s life…
For as long as she can remember, Sadie’s grandparents have run the waffle house on the pier at Sea Salt Bay. With its pretty painted chairs, sweet smells, and the warm advice of her beloved grandparents, the waffle house is like a second home.
But when Sadie’s grandfather dies, leaving her grandmother without an anchor, Sadie must make a difficult decision. She quits her job and moves back home, determined to keep things going. The trouble is, she knows nothing about running a business, and learning at a million miles an hour with a shop full of hungry people isn’t easy. When she nearly burns the waffle house down, she has to admit she needs to get some help.
Her ex-boyfriend Declan promises to be there for her but Sadie worries that getting too close is a mistake – especially as he has a new girlfriend now. And anyway she’s just met newcomer Luke, with his gorgeous suntan and mellow voice…
Sadie’s family have always loved Declan and they’re not too sure about Luke, leaving Sadie unsure which way to turn. A terrible accident at sea forces her to look into her heart, but what if it’s already too late to tell the right man that she loves him?
If you love stolen kisses under the pier, walking along spray-capped shores eating ice cream, and books by Lucy Diamond, Jill Mansell and Jenny Colgan, you will fall in love with this romantic, heart-breaking read.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have been reading Tilly’s books for years now and they always bring me joy!
At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked Sadie. She seemed like she was living in a bit of a fantasy world. She had no direction with her career and was still hankering after her ex. her ex who was now happy with someone else. But as the book progressed and Saide grew on me. Saide has some trying times in this book and I really wanted to just give her a hug and a shoulder to cry on.
This book has all the hallmarks I’ve come to know and love with Tilly’s writing. It was romantic, funny and with just the right amount of realism. Tilly writes not only a love story but a story of family and friendship.
This book is set in Sea Salt Bay, in Dorset. I absolutely loved the location. It’s the perfect little seaside town. I also loved the little mention to another of Tilly’s books Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts. Little things like this make me smile.
I feel like this story is unfinished. I’d love a sequel or maybe a book with Sadie’s friends as the main characters.
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