Emotionally unavailable book shop owner. Do I have to say more?
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Beach Reads Book Club by Kathryn Freeman.
The Beach Reads Book Club is a romance full of books and book-lovers. A lovely summer read!
Title: The Beach Reads Book Club by Kathryn Freeman
Publisher: One More Chapter (June 30, 2021)
Welcome to the Beach Reads Book Club…where love is just a page away…
When Lottie Watt is unceremoniously booted out of her uptight book club for not following the rules, she decides to throw the rulebook out the window and start her own club – one where conversation, gin and cake take precedent over actually having read the book!
The Beach Reads Book Club soon finds a home for its meetings at Books by the Bay, a charming bookshop and café owned by gorgeous, brooding Matthew Steele, and as the book club picks heat up, so too does the attraction between Matt and Lottie.
If there’s anything Lottie has learned from the romances she’s been reading, it’s that the greatest loves are the ones hardest earned.
A love letter to chicklit, romance, romcoms, whatever you want to call them!
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Lottie was part of a very serious book club, and it was not working well for her. She wanted to share her love for escapist reads with like-minded readers—the pleasure of reading as a way to a better place and time.
I could totally relate to Lottie. Like her, I read to relax and feel happy, preferably falling a little in love along the way.
Through the book club Lottie starts, she finds friendship, companionship, and love. It was so awesome to see the fictional characters reading several books I have enjoyed myself.
I love the fact that Lottie was an electrician. There are several possible ways of succeeding in life, and it was refreshing to see Lottie finding hers outside the university degree/ high prestige job box.
Matt was the perfect hero! He was sweet, caring, honorable, a little shy, and, most of all, a bookworm.
His relationship with Lottie was light, fun, and endearing. There was an ex-boyfriend in the picture, but he never stood a chance, lol!
I’ve read several books by Kathryn Freeman, and she always brings a lovely romance to the pages. I love all her books, but Matt is definitively my favorite of her heroes.
The Beach Reads Book Club is a lovely, light, and uplifting summer read!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a sexy hero.
With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.