The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin

October 18, 2018 Elle Book Review , ,

The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly MartinThe Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin
Publication Date: April 12, 2018
Series: Sandcastle Bay #1
Genres: Chick Lit
Pages: 286
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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My Rating : four-stars

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?
A joyously romantic summer read that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

Holly Martin always manages to put a smile on my face through her books. Sure, some of them follow the same pattern and the only difference is characters, but the places she takes me to makes it so that these similarities don’t matter. Her stories are uplifting, light, funny, heartfelt, and utterly charming. Her characters are delightful, a breath of fresh air, and downright adorable. And the sparkle of romance? Well, it may be fast, but is completely satisfying. If you are in the mood for a lighthearted chick lit novel, Holly Martin is a good “go to” author. Just like the other books I have read by her, this is a winner. 

So, what is The Holiday Cottage by the Sea about? Well, it’s about a woman named Tori who needs a little break from bustling London. Setting out to Sandcastle Bay to visit old friends is exactly what she needs. After all, how can one simply go this long without being with their best of friends? Tori’s idea is that she will only be in Sandcastle Bay for two weeks. But when an eccentric woman tells Tori the love of her life- her soul mate- is here int this place, Tori decides that it may be cool to have a little fun. I mean, surely this woman is wrong anyway! But what if… 

Enter Aidan Jackson. He’s smart, ruggedly handsome, and as charming as they come. He’s not looking for a relationship at all especially considering the heartbreak he felt when his fiance left him at the alter. But sometimes, when that one person walks into your life… Things change… Will Agitha’s prediction of happily ever after come true? Or will Tori and Aiden simply have a little fun in the sun before she has to go back to London. You’ll have to read to find out! 

The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is exactly what I wanted and needed in a novel. It’s a sweet and fun read with lough out loud moments, as well as emotional ones. But what sets the book apart? Is the gorgeous setting that author incorporated into the story. I wish it were real because I would be on the first plane to Sandcastle Bay. 


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