Saturday 14 May 2016

Review of Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin - Five **


Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance. 

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. 

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing… 

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day. 

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides. 

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for? 

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down. 


This is a lovely feel-good book with a couple of nice twists that make it a little different. It's the third book set in White Cliff Bay - but all can be read as standalones.

Darcy has a string of failed jobs and comes to White Cliff Bay to start a new job with the local council.
Riley is a reclusive American living in the lighthouse on Rose Island.

The lighthouse is under threat and Darcy marshalls the townspeople - and Riley - to save it. The book follows Darcy & Riley's developing relationship and the attempt to save the lighthouse.

I loved the story - and the fact that Darcy is a marine biologist certainly made a change! There is a lot of humour in the book - as usual with Holly's books and a couple of "Gasp!" moments too!

Some of the characters in the town are so funny and I read the summer fete chapter twice! Absolutely hysterical!

I sincerely hope this isn't the last one in the series - I love my visits to White Cliff Bay!

I was given an ARC by NetGalley & Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

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