#BlogBlitz #Review ~ Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor @bookouture

I’m super excited to be a part of the #BlogBlitz for the lovely Holly Martin 🙂 you can see my review below and see which other fabulous bloggers are also posting today xx

Pull up a deck chair and bask in the beautiful sunshine on Buttercup Beach. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling blue and romance is sizzling in the air…

For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…

Lately they’ve shared affectionate touches and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancé in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.

Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?

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About the Author

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books.

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My Review

My expectations are always high whenever I begin a new book by Holly Martin, that is purely because I have enjoyed each and everyone so far and I know she won’t let me down! I know I say it every time but this lovely lady seems to have a magic quality that ensures the next book is even better than the last. I really have no idea how she does it but I’m so pleased she does.

This time we are back on Hope Island mingling with previous characters which is always a comfort. The focus is on Rome and Freya .. both have been hurt badly in the romance stakes but they are best friends so all is perfectly platonic .. right!?

Rome is an absolute star, kind, considerate, good looking and oozes charisma. Freya has the kind of personality that is immediately likeable, she realises her feelings for Rome run deeper than friendship but can she jeopardise their precious connection if he doesn’t feel the same? This is a drama of will they, won’t they .. with a little help from Rome’s sister’s who adore Freya and the rest of the tight-knit community it makes for a charming story.

A whole bundle of fun, love, romance and humour (Rome’s dad Finn has some classic one-liners) set amongst the glorious back-drop of the island, Summer at Buttercup Beach is an instant winner as a holiday read.

I’m looking forward to the next book from Holly already. Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

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