The holiday cottage by the sea – Holly Martin

The perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend Melody Rosewood lives.

Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful, until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson…

Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?

Finding herself embracing life in the coastal community, Tori starts to fall in love with Sandcastle Bay and its welcoming cast of residents. But that’s not all she begins to fall for, as Tori is swept away by Aidan’s genuine heart and mischievous sense of humour. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will a simple holiday romance be enough?

As Tori’s stay in Sandcastle Bay comes to an end she has a tough decision to make…. Has her heart found a new place to call home?



My review

I was promised a gorgeous feel good romantic comedy and did I receive it?
Yes! I certainly did. I loved the banter between Tori and Aiden and that put, more than once, a smile on my face. I loved Sandcastle Bay and the way people took care of each other. I loved the romances, some of them still hidden but definitely budding and some clearly already surfacing.
Maybe I should say what I did not love? Well, … nothing!!!
It’s the first time I read a book from this author but I will not be my last. I am so angry with myself that I did not discover her books a lot sooner.
It is summer reading for sure, but the warmth that seeps from the book, will certainly warm your heart in winter as well.
When (and not if) you read it, make sure you have some time off, because you will not want to put it down.
I did not read about Sandcastle Bay, it felt like I was in Sandcastle Bay. 5 stars.

Thank you, Netgalley and Bookouture.


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.