Thursday, 19 May 2016

Blog Tour and Review - Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin

Summer At Rose Island Chapter Reveal
Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin
Series: White Cliff Bay #3 
Also in this series: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, 
Snowflakes on Silver Cove 
Published by Bookouture on 13th May 2016 
Genres: Chicklit, Love & Romance 

Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance. Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing… Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day. Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides. She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for? Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.

I would like to thank Bookouture for sending me this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My first thought is of the gorgeous cover it absolutely shouts out to me and brings a warm summer glow to my heart.  

The book begins when we meet the lovely Darcy after she has moved to White Cliff Bay, she has always been put down by her parents and although she has taken a job she doesn't really want it's her chance to find herself.

Darcy meets Riley, the handsome but reclusive owner of the lighthouse on Rose Island.  When she finds he is going to lose his home she decides to help him try to keep it, but not just because it's his but because it has its own significance to her Aunt.

I liked Darcy from page one she was an easily likeable characters.  Riley I wasn't keen on, I don't know why I just couldn't put my finger on what it was about him.  I guess I didn't click with him as a reader and for me that spoiled my enjoyment of this book.

As you all I know I love Hollys book's but for me this one just didn't grab me the way her books normally do.  Normally I can't put them down but this one I found parts of the description a little tedious, the words just didn't flow and I would find myself skipping over then to get to the action.

Having said all that the book is an easy read and I will miss visiting White Cliff Bay.  It was nice to catch up with characters from other books and would like to see more set around this gorgeous village. 

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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