About the Book
Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can’t seem to shake, wanders into her shop. Opal knows a person in need when she sees one and offers Lincoln a job in her workshop. But the brooding former soldier has no interest in Opal’s offer. Thanks but no thanks.
But then a hurricane strikes, damaging Bless This Mess. Feeling guilty for how he treated Opal, Lincoln decides to help her repair the store. And soon it becomes clear Opal wants to restore not only her business, but also help Lincoln find restoration. As much as Lincoln tries to keep her at arm’s length, Opal’s well-meaning meddling begins to heal his wounds . . . and capture his heart almost before he realizes it.
In My Opinion
Between Opal’s playful, free-spiritedness and Linc’s grumpiness, this book left me smiling anytime the hero and heroine were in the same place. Add to that Opal’s cooking misadventures and her two best friends, and T. I. Lowe welcomes you to Sunset Cove.
Opal is a great heroine—unique in her kookiness but also full of wisdom. And the brooding, injured ex-Marine isn’t at all as stereotypical as he seems on the surface. As you get to know these two, you get to the center of their regrets and their desires.
Beach Haven is a great start to Lowe’s Carolina Coast series and will have you ready for summer, sand, and sun (as well as the next book in the series).