What’s it about?
The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father.
Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion.
Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.
Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way…
About Lynsey James
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!) A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since. When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…
This is the second novel in the Luna Bay series apparently but I didn’t know that until after I finished the book so it’s safe to say that this novel can be read perfectly as a standalone.
I really love the cover of this novel to start with. It’s just so happy, summery and inviting!
It doesn’t take very long in the novel for workaholic business developer Emily Reed to end up in Luna Bay at the Yorkshire coast, 200 miles from where she lives in Glasgow. She’s a girl on a mission : get to know her birth father who lives at Luna Bay and convince the owner of b&b Sunflower Cottage to sell after all, and finally land that promotion that she deserves and where she’s worked so hard for. She has 4 weeks to close the deal and get to know her dad. But not all goes to plan of course, she doesn’t exactly hit it off with Noah when she meets him but when the owner of Sunflower Cottage falls down the stairs and gets herself in the hospital, she teams up with grumpy Noah to keep Sunflower Cottage running. After a few false starts (she tries boiling eggs in the microwave, imagine how that went) they agree to start a Breakfast Club together, bringing her father’s wife into the whole mix. And then of course she hits it off with Noah a little too good, which causes trouble again because she has to leave soon to go back home. Everything in her life is going downhill suddenly when it was all starting to look so good…
I really liked reading about breakfasts and what people were having and how they were going to go about starting it all up. It made me hungry and wanting a nice, decent breakfast for once! It’s a nice novel about finding what you want in life, how you want to live your life, what choices you have and make. The writing was very enjoyable, and although the ending was not so surprising it did have a few surprising twists too which I always love. I didn’t like Noah all that much from the beginning but I warmed up to him when they started cooking breakfast together. I was happy that Emily really changes too and the more they both change the more I found they would make a good match. This was an enjoyable summer read for me.
I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.