A TASTE OF SUMMER
JESSICA RAYMOND AND NELL DIXON
ISBN #: Unavailable
Rating: 4 Cups
Making Waves by Nell Dixon
Cassidy needs a break. Her fiancé dumped her for another woman the week before the wedding and she had nowhere to go, until her friend Tammy offered her holiday cottage. Now Cassidy has a place to figure out what to do.
Josh has not had a break in over a year. The pressure of starting a successful business and the break up of his relationship left no time for fun. He is really looking forward to his three weeks in New Bay and to catching up with his surfing buddies.
Two coworkers accidentally end up at the same holiday cottage. They have had little to do with each other in the past, but proximity makes them see each other in a different light.
Josh and Cass are very sympathetic characters who both got a raw deals in long term relationships. They are employer and employee, but really did not get to know each other until this holiday. I enjoyed reading about both of them trying to enjoy their stay and at first enduring and then enjoying the other’s presence. This is a very sweet love story.
One Shore Thing by Jessica Raymond
Carrie Vaughn has just survived a humiliating and very public divorce from her lying, cheating soap star husband. She is looking forward to remaking her life in New Bay; starting with finding a job.
Noah owns the Cove Street Deli. He is so busy that he has little time for anything else, so he places an ad for an assistant.
When Noah hires Carrie to assist him in his deli, he gains not only an employee with great ideas, but possibly the love of his life. Carrie has to deal with her past, even when it follows her to New Bay.
This is a very upbeat and entertaining romance. Carrie has been very brave throughout the abusive divorce and its aftermath and is determined to move on. Noah is very impressed with her, both work wise and personally. She is literally just what he and his deli needs. I loved the way he handled the reporters and the development of their romance is very well written.
Both of these stories are set in the lovely little tourist town of New Bay and the setting fit both stories very well. Both stories are well written romances with great characters. The setting lends itself to the theme of a second chance at romance for these couples. I really enjoyed both novellas.
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