Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter is a quick sweet read. I always enjoy Ms. Hunter’s writing style and storylines. This is a second chance romance which is always a favorite of mine.
Unfortunately, while I did enjoy this book, I struggled to connect with Sophie and Aiden and their romance. I wish we could’ve read more of their initial relationship to get a better feel for them as a couple. I felt they lacked chemistry. I also felt like Sophie’s dysfunctional relationship with her siblings and father went on too long which made me become frustrated with her more than them.
If you’re in the mood for a quick sweet read, with a book store that I’d love to visit, then this might be the book for you! Releases April 2021
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. The faith thread is very light. I’d call this a clean book.
Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again.
After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a bookshop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children.
Now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth has a new job, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance.
When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart?