Bookshop by the Sea.

From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes a sweet and sizzling story of second chances and unexpected happy endings.

from Baker Book House

My Thoughts:

One of my favorite things about Denise Hunter‘s writing is her ability to create palpable tension between her hero and heroine, especially when they already have a past together. So when I read the blurb for this book and realized we were talking about a second chance romance in a BOOKSHOP near the OCEAN, I knew I needed to read it. It’s so many of my favorite things.

Sophie is an enneagram 2 if I’ve ever seen one in my life. She frequently inconveniences herself for the sake of others and wants to be supported without being able to vocalize her need for support. It’s a tangled mess of emotional damage Hunter weaves for this character, which is only matched by Aiden’s equal need for an emotional overhaul.

But instead of experiencing two train wrecks worthy of all the eye rolls, readers are given two characters who genuinely put in the work to better themselves. Not for the other person, but for the betterment of their own existence. And I’m definitely here for that kind of growth.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. The pacing seemed to slack a little in the middle for me, but it recovered well in the end. Bookshop by the Sea is available now.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Baker Book House | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble

Book Boyfriend:

Aiden. He’s a mess, but he’s trying to be less of a mess and we love him for it.


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