Title: The House on Sunshine Corner
Author: Phoebe Mills
Publication Date: August 24, 2021
Page Count: 352
My rating: 4 stars
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This captivating enemies-to-lovers romance about a daycare teacher who clashes with a brooding dad is perfect second-chance love story for fans of Debbie Mason.
Abby Engel has a great life. She’s the owner of Sunshine Corner, the daycare she runs with her girlfriends; she has the most adoring grandmother (aka the Baby Whisperer); and she lives in a perfect hidden gem of a town. All that’s missing is the thing she wants the most: a family. But after a stint of online dating and a string of bad blind dates, she’s ready to give up. And then her ex-boyfriend (aka the love of her life) walks back into town…
Carter Hayes has no intention of staying in Heart’s Hope Bay. He’s there to help his sister out for a few weeks, and then he’s back on a plane to Las Vegas. But small-town living has its appeal, and it’s not long before Carter’s reminded of just how much he loves his hometown…and the one woman he’s never been able to forget. But after breaking her heart all those years ago, can Carter convince Abby that he’s her happy-ever-after?
The House on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills is the first book in the contemporary romance The Sunshine Corner series. This first book of the series is a second chance romance. And being the first book of the series I’m not totally sure if this one is the type of series to continue or switch characters in the next of the series.
Abby Engel has most everything she could want in life, good friends, her business she has started all on her own and her grandmother who helped raise her. The one thing Abby is missing in her life though is someone to share it with and to start a family of her own. No one though has ever come close to making her feel like her high school sweetheart did.
Carter Hayes left Heart’s Hope Bay the first chance he came across after not having the happiest of childhoods. Carter’s only regret was leaving the girl he had fallen for back in those days but he knew it was for the best. Now that Carter has returned to town though he didn’t expect to run right into Abby Engel and keep seeing her at every turn in the small town.
I always enjoy a good second chance romance since I know the characters have a history to build on and not feel like it is an instalove situation. I enjoyed getting to know Abby and Carter and felt sympathy towards both of their situations in the story. It did seem like this one waited until the last minute to wrap things up which left a question in my mind. Overall though it was an enjoyable read with likable characters and a great small town setting.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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