Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: The Holiday Cottage By The Sea By Holly Martin

The Holiday Cottage By The Sea 
By Holly Martin 
Print Length: 249 pages
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: April 12, 2018
The Holiday Cottage by the Sea

The perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.
Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson…
Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?
Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that’s not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan’s genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?
As Tori’s stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make…. Has her heart found a new place to call home?

My Thoughts:

 The Holiday Cottage By The Sea, is a light-hearted, laugh-aloud romantic comedy filled with an endearing cast of characters populating the small, picturesque seaside village of Sandcastle Bay where romance is expected to bloom and thrive especially with the onset of the annual Heartberry Festival. As the characters struggle with putting past heartaches aside, they each wonder if a "happy ever after" is in their futures and, more importantly, are they capable of putting their self-doubts aside and take that risk of heartache once again?   For me, the most appealing aspect of Holly Martin's writing is her ability to make me simply laugh aloud (and not just a giggle but rather a full on hearty laugh!)  She has a unique, quirky sense of humor that never fails.  I must admit that Aunt Agatha is certainly my favorite character in this novel!  Who doesn't love an elderly Aunt who speaks of love and romance completely uncensored with the determination to see everyone married and living happily ever after no matter how embarrassing it may be for those on the receiving end of her good intentions? This was just what I needed to chase away those ever-lingering, long, winter blues!

 A big thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the review opportunity...FOUR stars!