Title: The Inn at Summer Island
Author: Rachel Magee
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: August 23, 2021
Page Count: 260
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
Millie Leclair is a mess, complete with a dead-end career and a flat-lining love life. So when she inherits her great aunt’s oceanfront B&B in a resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, she doesn’t hesitate to pack up her car and set off on a new adventure. It’ll be fun.
Of course, life seldom goes according to plan. The B&B is barely habitable for one person, let alone ready to open for business. With dwindling funds, Millie has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and tackle the repairs by herself. Yeah, so much fun.
Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing thought being a full-time single parent kept him on his toes. That was before he spotted his new neighbor teetering on her rooftop—which is only the beginning of her long list of renovations for the old house—and he added keeping her safe to his to-do list.
But Millie is determined to dive headfirst into repairs regardless of the risk, and suddenly, battling with his daughter over brushing her teeth seems easier than winning an argument with Millie. She’s exasperating. And oddly delightful. And most definitely shouldn’t be let anywhere near a tall ladder.
For a guy who’s sworn off romantic relationships, why does he suddenly want to be the one who gets the privilege of watching Millie conquer not just the B&B but his heart as well?
The Inn at Summer Island by Rachel Magee is a contemporary romance that tested my ability to pass by a beautiful cover that looked like it could be my happy place, and of course I failed the test. But after reading this one it was one cover love test that I was perfectly happy to fail.
Millie Leclair has just inherited her great aunt’s oceanfront historic inn in a small resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. With her life at a standstill Millie decided she needed a huge change and took her aunt’s passing as a sign she should continue her aunt’s legacy and reopen the inn but as a bread and breakfast.
After arriving in the small town and finding the inn in serious disrepair Millie wonders if she made the right choice. However, when Millie’s new neighbor Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing informs her that the HOA has rezoned the area disallowing any business Millie makes the decision then and there to remodel and get the inn back in business no matter what it takes.
The Inn at Summer Island was an enemies to lovers type of romance although I found it incredibly tough to think of Braxton as an enemy, although so did Millie. Braxton had a beautiful little girl he was raising on his own and an old friend struggling with alzheimer’s and having gone through that battle with my own grandmother it always pulls at my heartstrings when involved in a story. Millie on the other hand was a strong female lead and I absolutely loved her for it. And of course I absolutely loved the setting in this one and could just picture every moment as it happened while reading.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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