Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Blog Tour and Review - Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin

Spring at Blueberry Bay: An utterly perfect feel good romantic comedy by [Martin, Holly]

Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner…

Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined…

But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman. 

Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?

A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson. 

I would like to thank Holly Martin and Bookouture for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

As you all know I haven't been reading or reviewing much in a few months but I couldn't resist this book by Holly.  I picked this up a couple of weeks ago, this is the first book I have picked up and finished in about six months and boy was this the perfect book to pick up and read it is delicious.

Although this book is set in a seaside town it by far different from all the other books set by the sea at the moment.  We meet Bella who is down on her luck and literally nothing left to eat in her house, if it wasn't for family she would be on the streets but when she meets a homeless man outside her house she doesn't hesitate to help him out, little does she know how this would change her life.

Both Bella and Isaac are fabulous characters and this book is where Holly is at her best with a smoking hot hero and a heroine with flaws just like the rest of us.  Once I picked up this book I was up till 6 am reading and didn't want to put it down.  When I did put it down to sleep I didn't want to pick it up again and the story to end.  I was addicted to Isaac from page one.

Don't get me wrong the story isn't just set around these two characters there are some fabulous other characters and would love to read more about them in the future.

This book is one of my favourite books from Holly and I feel she is back to her hot romantic best with a hot hero and an easily likeable female lead.

Holly Martin

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 7 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. 

Follow her on Twitter @hollymartin00
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