Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Summer at Rose Island (White Cliff Bay #3) by Holly Martin


From Goodreads

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.
My thoughts
Firstly, my thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.  I gave this a well deserved 9/10 or 4.5 stars.

Darcy Davenport is a real life mermaid.  She has an affinity for all things marine, but unfortunately due to a problem in her previous job she has taken a career change.  Whilst, she is looking forward to her new life in White Cliff, she is not altogether sure what her new job will entail.  Darcy has ties with Whte Cliff as one of her relatives lived there years ago.
Riley Eddison, is the current inhabitant of Rose Island Lighthouse.  Something of a recluse he appreciates his own space and hasn't really settled into the way of life in White Cliff.  When Darcy arrives on his island one day he believes that he has really been visited by his own real life mermaid.  She is a vision of loveliness to him, however she has trespassed on his island.  Riley is not a happy man and soon makes his feelings felt at this invasion of his privacy.
Parting on bad terms the two of them go their own separate ways.  It's not too long before fate makes their paths cross again and again.  Will they be forever at loggerheads with one another or will the attraction that begins to grow take them in a different direction?
This is a well written third book in the White Cliff Bay series, it can be read as a standalone as any reoccurring characters play very minimal parts in the story.
As the blurb says '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.'  Why settle at strawberry ice cream, why not spoil yourself and have a knickerbocker glory or an ice cream sundae instead.  Go on, you know you want to.  You'll not be disappointed.    

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