Blog Tour Review: Summer at Buttercup Beach

Posted 3rd July 2017 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

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: Summer at Buttercup BeachSummer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin
Also by this author: One Hundred Proposals, One Hundred Christmas Proposals, The Sentinel, Tied Up with Love
Series: Hope Island #2
Also in this series: Spring at Blueberry Bay, Christmas at Mistletoe Cove
on 30th June 2017
Pages: 292
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Pull up a deck chair and bask in the beautiful sunshine on Buttercup Beach. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling blue and romance is sizzling in the air…

For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…

Lately they’ve shared affectionate touches and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancé in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.

Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?

Thank you to Holly for letting me be part of today’s Blog Blitz. I adore Holly’s writing and I have been looking forward to this book since I finished Spring in Blueberry Bay back in April.

This story follows Freya and Rome. If you read The first book in Hope Island then you would have already met these two characters. This book can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading Spring at Blueberry Bay because it was just so good.

Freya met Rome two years ago and has been in love with her best friend ever since. Freya arrived on Hope Island after catching her fiance in bed with someone else. With nothing to keep her in her old life she decided to move to Hope Island and start over. Freya loves working for Rome but her feelings for him are slowly killing her.

Rome Lancaster is everything you hope for in a man. He’s extremely hot, he’s humble, he’s good-natured and he would do anything for those that he loves.  Rome lost his fiancee in a terrible roller-coaster accident 6 years ago, since then he’s kept his heart guarded.

This story has everything you need for a summer story. It has the beaches, it has the humour and it has the romance. Holly’s writing style is everything I look for in a book and I love coming back time and time again. I am eagerly anticipating the next story at Hope Island, which I believe is out later this year.


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.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • Netgalley Challenge (2017)

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