You had me at Summer Kisses!
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett.
Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point is a delightful romance by the sea, full of family love, community, and two different people finding common ground in their love for each other.
Title: Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett
Publisher: Boldwood Books (March 25, 2021)
‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley
Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers.
The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…
Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…
Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Lorelai was a 23 years old coffee shop owner – have I ever been that young? – at the small village of Mermaids Point.
When a video featuring a ‘real’ mermaid bathing near the village became viral on all major social media outlets, the town got invaded by tourists and journalists trying to profit from the place’s popularity.
With them came handsome and friendly Jake Smith, a writer looking for more information on the local legend and a quiet place to write his book. Unaccustomed to small-town life and estranged from his family, Jake was engulfed by the little village and its charms.
There was more to him and the reasons for his stay in the village. Those secrets were bound to come up in the worse possible moment.
My favorite character was Lorelai’s aunt, Nerissa. I was thrilled to learn that she will be featured in the nest book in the series. She is more of an age with me, and I think there is a lot of room for old heroines to find their HEAs.
The story is romantic and sweet, full of heartwarming family moments, community, and small-town feels.
Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point is a lovely feel-good read. It checked all the right boxes on my list!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.
Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.
When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.