Review & Giveaway: Forever on the Bay by Lee Tobin McClain

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Title: Forever on the Bay

Series: The Off Season #6

Author: Lee Tobin McClain

Publisher: HQN

Release Date: April 26, 2022

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Clean & Wholesome

Safe harbor and new beginnings await on the Chesapeake Bay…

Pleasant Shores cop Evan Stone has worked hard to become a man of his word, overcoming the alcoholism that sent him down the wrong path in his youth. So when his late best friend’s sister asks for his help, he doesn’t hesitate. He promised he’d watch out for Cassie, and the cottage next to his will be a perfect short-term refuge for her and her dog. The other half of that promise—to stay away from Cassie romantically—is harder to keep.

Sheltered for years because of a childhood illness, Cassie is ready to reach for what she wants. And despite her family’s warnings and her own fears, Cassie’s heart wants Evan. As the return of his estranged son puts his sobriety to the test, Cassie and Evan are drawn together, finding strength through what they’ve each weathered. She knows Evan would risk anything to protect her, but are they willing to risk the price of loving, now and forever?

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Forever on the Bay was a great story that really pulled at my emotions. It is the sixth book in The Off Season series and I had no problem jumping right into it. I have only read one other book in this series, but it is clear that the author has done a good job of making these novels work well as stand alone titles, while also creating a community of characters that are active in all of the books.

Evan and Cassie, as well as Avery and Oliver who are secondary characters in this book, had some difficult issues to deal with. The right path was not always obvious, people sometimes made bad decisions, and there were consequences that followed them around.

Evan and Cassie were really great together and it was clear that there was a growing attraction between the two. Yet, there were reasons that kept things from flowing smoothly for them, including the fact that Evan was a recovering alcoholic and a promise he made to Cassie’s late brother.

There was a current of mystery flowing through the book as Evan and Cassie worked to solve the murder of Cassie’s brother that was woven into the storyline nicely. This clean fiction title dove into some really hard topics including anxiety, alcoholism, unexpected pregnancy, cancer, and other things as well.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.



Lee Tobin McClain

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble. Learn more about her books at

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(1) winner will receive a copy of the first five books in The Off Season series and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Forever on the Bay JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 25, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 2, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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8 Responses to Review & Giveaway: Forever on the Bay by Lee Tobin McClain

  1. Rita Wray says:

    Thank you for the great review. Sounds like a good book.

  2. Shelly Peterson says:

    Great review. Sounds good.

  3. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    This series sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

  4. great review! thanks for being part of the tour 🙂

  5. Pingback: Welcome to the Forever on the Bay Blog Tour & Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

  6. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Forever on the Bay, this sounds like a must read book and series for me

  7. Roxanne C. says:

    I think this story exemplifies that often promises made in good faith are not God’s will.

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