It was fun to return to Crane’s Cove! If you haven’t read the other books in the series, Love on the Beach can be read as a stand alone. The beginning of the book jumped right in and brought two characters together who met briefly in the second book of the series. If you haven’t read that story, just keep reading this one and the author will catch you up on the details of how Shelby and Damon met.
I liked Shelby and Damon, even though Shelby did frustrate me some. She gave off mixed signals to Damon throughout the story. This was because she was so conflicted about what her next step should be and was not expecting to develop deep feelings for Damon, so it was understandable. Yet, I felt sorry for Damon as he tried to love and support her through it all.
Overall, Shelby and Damon were characters I couldn’t help but like. They were both caring and compassionate toward others, had experiences from the past that haunted them, and wanted to honor God with their choices in life. Love on the Beach is a good addition to the Crane’s Cove series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
About Love on the Beach
After quitting her job at a high-profile magazine in Boston, idealistic journalist Shelby Porter retreats to her hometown of Crane’s Cove, Maine, to regroup and refocus. As the pastor’s daughter, she’s welcomed back with open arms and opportunities to serve. However, the solace and support from the townspeople isn’t enough to soften painful memories or bring her closer to her goals. Shelby’s plans run up against another obstacle when the new guy in town walks into her life. Despite their connection, she resolves to not let love get in the way of fulfilling her purpose.
Tragedy drives Detective Damon Saunders from his job in Atlanta to the tiny resort town. Wanting to escape the ugliness of the big city, he now patrols the peaceful streets of the seaside community. The hardest part of his new role is earning the trust of the locals—especially Shelby. He’s drawn to her quiet strength and desire to help people, but she has plans that’ll take her far away from the place where he’s trying to plant new roots. Maybe falling for her will complicate his life, but he’s willing to take that chance.
Shelby denies her growing feelings for Damon, but when her four-year-old nephew is in danger, he’s the only one who can help. Can Damon overcome the shadows of his past to save a child and win her—and the town’s—heart?
About Author Kerry Evelyn
Kerry Evelyn has always been fascinated by people and the backstories that drive them to do what they do. A native of the Massachusetts SouthCoast, she changed her latitude in 2002 and is now a crazy blessed wife and homeschooling mom in Orlando. She loves God, books of all kinds, traveling, taking selfies, sweet drinks, and escaping into her imagination, where every child is happy and healthy, every house has a library, and her hubby wears coattails and a top hat 24/7.
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