About The Book
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?
In My Opinion
Welcome (or welcome back) to Cade’s Cove. This small community supports and encourages its own while welcoming newcomers with warm words and smiles.
From the first pages of Love on the Beach, the attraction sparking between Shelby and Damon is obvious. Even their friends see it.
Damon’s persistent pursuit of his girl is sweet. As he strives to find out her likes, be a listening ear when she needs one, and a comfort in her pain, I couldn’t help but like the guy.
However, connecting with Shelby took much more time. Her focus is so set on her work and her plans, she fails to see what’s right in front of and all around her. Plus, her hot and cold reactions to Damon didn’t endear her to me right away. Once her backstory is fully revealed, some of those grievances were wiped away.
Kerry Evelyn gives readers a full-on romance with memorable characters (the first two books are now on my TBR after meeting some of the others) and an ending that doesn’t disappoint.
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About the Author
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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