Author: Tracy Solheim
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group
Published: October 20th 2014
Format: eARC | Pages: 98
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: InkSlinger PR
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!
I received a copy of this book from InkSlinger PR, for a blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!
For such a short book Holiday at Magnolia Bay sure was an emotional one! I was really looking forward to this one and it didn't let me down. Okay, well maybe just the fact that it was over too quick! It was a great mix of both the serious and the heartfelt with the sweet and the funny that left me either laughing, swooning or tearing up.
I didn't think I was going to like Jenna at first because she seemed very bitter and cold but as the story progressed and I got to know her better I had to wonder if I wouldn't come off that way myself. I actually got to like her quite a bit. She's very passionate about her project and it was easy to toss out first assumptions when you see her light up about her sea turtles and marine biology. And Drew, oh man. How can you not fall for a Navy Seal struggling with a bad case of PTSD? Some things are just inevitable!
As quick of a read as this was there sure were quite a few memorable characters involved. Not just Jenna and Drew but there was a sweet older matchmaking godmother up to lots of shenanigans with these two. Evie actually became one of my favorite parts of this book. Along with Jenna's roommate Macy there was plenty of humor woven into this story.
As I stated earlier Drew does suffer from PTSD and I felt like the way it was touched on here and there were done tastefully. It really pulled my heart into this book and had me reaching for the tissues on a couple of occasions.
I really enjoyed this book and it was left with the perfect opening for the possibility of a book for Drew's older brother Jack. Who is just as charming as his brother from his brief appearance towards the end. My fingers are crossed for this to happen because I would love to get to know Jack better. And see more meddling Evie while I'm thinking about it!
My reviews of the other books in the series here:
by Kim Boykin
by Erika Marks
by Kaira Rouda