Title: Love At The Shore
Author: Teri Wilson
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Page Count: 270
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
She came to the beach to write… But she’s getting distracted by the surfer next door.
Jenna, a single mom and successful author, has five weeks to deliver her next young adult novel to the publisher. This year’s summer getaway with her kids will be a working vacation.
The only problem? Lucas, the devil-may-care surfer in the beach rental next to hers. He cranks up his music at night, hosts loud volleyball matches, and allows his dog to run around at will.
Jenna often blames him for her writer’s block. But before long, she begins to see a new side of her neighbor at the shore. Maybe opposites do attract…but will that attraction fade like a sunset once summer is gone?
This funny, emotional romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Shrimp Scampi.
Love At The Shore by Teri Wilson is a contemporary standalone romance that is actually based on the Hallmark movie by the same name. A great summery beach read this one features a single mom stumbling on love in an unexpected way.
Jenna is a single mom who has always tried to take her kids to the beach for the summer but with the deadline looming on her manuscript she didn’t get her reservation in on time. Booking another cottage for the summer last minute Jenna vows to keep the summer special even if she does need to finish writing her book while at the beach.
When Jenna and the kids arrive at the new cottage they meet their new carefree neighbor, Lucas. Lucas’s laid back attitude is the complete opposite of Jenna’s more uptight one which has the two at odds when it comes to the parties, loud music and his wandering dog.
Love At The Shore was a rather fun story of the old opposites attract trope that also has the underlying don’t judge a book by their cover message to the story. The characters were even more likable than I imagined but of course I’m a sucker for getting the kids involved in relationships. Some aspects may seem a bit predictable to this type of story but that easily overlooked making for a great beach read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, MARRYING MR. DARCY, THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction. Teri has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses and Audrey Hepburn films, and she loves following the British royal family. Visit her at http://www.teriwilson.net or on Twitter @TeriWilsonauthr.