Title: Summer at Rose Island
Author: Holly Martin
Genre: Romance, womens, chicklit, adult, fiction
Pages: 311 pages
Publication Date: 13th May 2016
My Rating: 5/5
I’m so excited to share my review of Holly Martin’s latest book in her White Cliff Bay series! Here’s my review:
I received a free copy of the book by the book’s publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
I just adore this series and practically everything written by Holly Martin. Just grab yourself a copy of this book if you like light-hearted romance novels, look no further. Don’t bother reading my review, just get yourself a copy now!
If you do fancy reading my review however, here goes! Summer at Rose Island continues the White Cliff Bay series, this is the third in the series, though you don’t have to read all of them in order! In this instalment, Darcy Davenport has moved to live in White Cliff Bay where she used to go on holidays as a child and see her Aunt Ginny. She has moved to begin a job working for the council and to escape her overbearing parents who are seemingly constantly disappointed by everything she does, mainly due to her chosen degree in Marine Biology and repeated disasters with jobs. Darcy has also had a few disappointing relationships and blames herself partly for not connecting with any of them. But when she swims out to Rose Island and a mysterious handsome man starts shouting over to her by the lighthouse, everything is about to change for her. White Cliff Bay has lots in store for Darcy, a mysterious painting by her Aunt Ginny, new friends and maybe even the man of her dreams. Suddenly, Darcy is swept into life in the town and saving the Rose Island Lighthouse. Maybe this job she can succeed at, but when she doesn’t know much about the job, can it really work out?
This book is brilliant, if you’ve read the previous two books in the series then there are a few familiar characters to look out for! The characters are all brilliantly written and it was as if White Cliff Bay was a tangible place, one which I would long to move to. The community is at the heart of this novel and the characters are all so lovely and well written, I adored them all! Darcy’s relationship with a young boy called Ryan who is obsessed with sharks is one of my favourite parts of the book.
Riley is also a brilliant love interest, but also a well-developed character in his own right. Brooding and handsome, he has refused all of the women who try to attract his attention until Darcy swims into town. I love the Disney references in the book and how he calls Darcy a mermaid! The character development of Riley throughout the novel is well paced as he begins to adjust to becoming more open in the town and his back story is enticingly revealed.
A brilliant summer romance book that I fell in love with. I can’t wait to read more by Holly Martin, queen of summer romance! 5/5 stars!
If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, please do so from your local booksellers. However, if you would like an online alternative, you can do so here: Amazon UK or Waterstones. These are only a few ideas of places you can get the book from, so please don’t restrict yourself to merely these!
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