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Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie DíAlessandro


Cover art: Summer at Seaside Cove Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Summer at Seaside Cove
Author: Jacquie DíAlessandro
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-24149-3
Release Date: May 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Current/North Carolina
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Jacquie's Website/Blog: www.jacquied.com

Jamie Newton manages a family restaurant in New York but life has simply become too overwhelming for her. Her role at the restaurant has really taken a toll on the hours of her day. Then when her relationship ends (especially since she found her boyfriend with her sister), she needs to get away for a while. Mainly because she realizes that she isnít heartbroken by the loss of love, in part because she discovers she wasnít deeply in love.

Heading to North Carolinaís beaches seems like the perfect plan and when she finds a luxury bungalow available for rent, she jumps at the time. When she arrives, however, she quickly finds out that the cabin isnít at all what was advertised. The stench of something rotting was the first thing she had to deal with. Finding the owner and getting things straightened out was the second thing.

Nick Trent not only is the owner but he is the next door neighbor. Having him next door doesnít help her relax. Having her mother show up shortly after that, followed by her niece and then her sister also increases her anxiety. Things are ramping up for something spectacular.

Summer at Seaside Cove is a really cute romance. It is complete with some beautiful scenery, humorous moments, and lovable characters. These characters range from the secondary characters to the pets owned by the hero and heroine to those primary characters themselves. Jamieís mother, niece and sister add such wonderful depth to this story and humorous obstacles for the developing romance. Yes, Jamie and Nick have sizzle from the first touch but all of these obstacles keep it building.

Seaside Cove is a town that I would dearly love to visit and Jacquie has written a delightful tale that took me away from my daily life.


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