The Cottage on Sunshine Beach – Holly Martin

Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham.

Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing…

Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back.

As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends?

Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay?



My review

What is not to love about this book? I, for sure, cannot mention one thing. It’s like coming home when you read about that little village at the beach again and meeting up with the characters of the first book. It feels like coming together with old friends.
The story shows us that we don’t have to change into something we are not to please other people. No matter who or what you are, there is always someone you loves you. The book is full of love and romance but there is room enough for parts that make you smile or even laugh out loud. That makes it a fun read without ever being cheesy.
This author has such a lovely writing style that you want to keep on reading. You are transported from your home to the sunny beach in Sandcastle Bay, a place I would not mind living either.
I would be very sad to see this series come to an end, so I hope the author has a lot of inspiration left. 5 stars.

Thank you Holly Martin, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Holly emerged onto the Chick Lit scene by winning the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition – and has not looked back since.  Her adult fiction debut, The Guestbook, hit number 5 in the Amazon chart and she has now signed a 2 book deal with Bookouture.