Pull up a deck chair and bask in the beautiful sunshine on Buttercup Beach. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling blue and romance is sizzling in the air…For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…
Lately they’ve shared affectionate touches and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancé in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.
Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?
Romance is well and truly in the air in Summer at Buttercup Beach and I can't praise this story enough as it really has got a wonderful heartwarming vibe. It is also a beautiful story about two people who have been hurt in the past and have a lovely friendship that is edging more closely towards being romantic. The big question is it worth the risk to their friendship?
Every character has a part to play that gave the story that added extra something special. The friendships and family dynamics are wonderful to see and you genuinely get attached to the characters. After reading Spring at Blueberry Bay I couldn't wait to catch up with Bella and Isaac. Even though they are mentioned in this story this book is easily classed as a standalone. However I do recommend reading it just because it is another fab story by Holly Martin. Freya is just a lovely person that I instantly liked and I couldn't help but root for her to achieve her happy ever after. Rome is a pretty perfect love interest and I could definitely understand the attraction.
As I mentioned there is that gorgeous heart warming feel but also some laughs too especially one scene that had me not only cringing but laughing in equal measure. I'm sure that this book can be guaranteed to brighten your day just as it did for me, it really does have a lovely feel good factor. Summer at Buttercup Beach made me smile but also sigh with a lovely contented feeling, it's a definite hit with me!
I very nearly read it in one evening but I really did need to get some sleep especially when it got to 1am. However the next day as soon as I could I picked it back up again and just had to finish it. The will they won't they aspect to Freya and Rome's relationship was pretty addictive reading and I had to know how it would all end. I can't wait for Holly Martin's next book every new story is just as entertaining as the last.
Fun, romantic with a beautiful charm!
With thanks to Bookouture & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest opinion.