Blurb; Cassie Lewis, a widow for over 20 years has begun to realise there must be more to life. In-between working at the family boatyard in picture perfect Dartmouth and raising two children, she wonders where the years have gone. Both her children, Tom and Polly, have inherited their father’s love of sailing and currently Tom is preparing for a gruelling round the world race. When an accident forces Tom to pull out, Polly, to Cassie’s horror, insists she is capable of taking his place. As Polly prepares for the race, Cassie unexpectedly finds herself with two keen and eligible men vying for her love. With her BIG 5-0 birthday approaching Cassie knows she has some big decisions to make but will the worry over Polly’s safe return, cloud her judgement? Originally published in 2003 as Call of the Sea
Author Bio; Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
Blurb; One steamy summer in Spain. One accidentally double-booked eight-tier wedding cake that needs to put in a same day appearance at a rustic countryside finca AND a beachside villa. Two brides. Two grooms. Hundreds of hungry guests.
FREYA ASHCROFT, owner and culinary whizz at Marbella’s five star bakery (and general queen of dating disasters), is going to need a miracle to save this date. If only that was her sole dilemma. She’s also fallen head over heels in love with super hot fitness instructor, TIM NUTKINS… and his rippling abs.
Which would be fine, if he wasn’t one of her aforementioned male clients.
A forced proximity rollercoaster of a forbidden love romance with a sweet happy-ever-after.
My Review; What a lovely foodie, romance read. Told through three different characters Freya, Tim and Alice. A nice easy relaxing read which I really enjoyed. Different from my everyday genres I read. I loved most of the characters in this story except two these being the wedding planner and Piper. I loved Freya and Tim’s characters the most. The story follows two different weddings with Freya as the cake maker but has double booked the weddings on the same day. Can she fix it? Will everyone get a happy ending? I actually loved the ending of this story myself. A well deserved four stars from me.
Sure, it’s my dad’s dream. If he hadn’t died eight months ago, I wouldn’t be here, a college drop out, trying not to drown in debt.
Nor would I be staring into the muddy eyes of a viking-sized man that’s telling me everything I’m doing wrong-as if he knows so much about business in a small mountain town.
Except he does.
And when the biggest, most unexpected surprise of all falls in my lap, I’ll have no choice but to ask for his help.
Time for some power lipstick.
This girl is drowning.
She might have eyes like glacier pools and hair so black it’s glossy, but that doesn’t mean she knows how to run a coffee shop. She’s drowning in more than debt, interest, and credit card payments.
She’ll never make it.
But I kind of want her to.
Because underneath that bright lipstick and those sun dresses is a woman that I have an uncomfortable feeling is about to rock. my. world.
My Review; This was recommended to me by a friend, book one in a series all available free on Kindle Unlimited so I gave it a try. I really enjoyed it. Loved the setting, coffee shop in the middle of nowhere, fishing hot spot. The story is told through the two main characters Bethany who owns the Coffee shop and recently lost her father and Maverick the tall, handsome stranger who saves her. Very romantic.
Bethany is still grieving over the loss of her father and is trying to make ends meet at what was his coffee shop. With debts piling up and her two half sisters who turn up on her doorstep how will she cope? Cue Maverick he’s going to flip the place from disaster to perfection while helping her clear her debts, re do the place and take care of her sisters all with a little romance ofcourse. I absolutely loved it. A quick, easy and light read. A great start to the series. Uplifting. A well deserved four stars from me. A happy ending for all. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Beth, Mav and the girls. Highly recommend.