Cady has been saving up all her life to move out of her small town and start a new, exciting, life in the city. She just needs a little extra cash to get her there. So when travel reporter, Burke Sanders, arrives to do a series of articles about her little tourist map dot, Cady offers to show him the sights from a local’s perspective, if he will hire her on as an assistant. Burke is from the city, so when it’s clear their working relationship is getting a lot more complicated, Cady starts to imagine what it would be like for the two of them to ride off into the sunset together. The only problem is that Burke falls hard for Cady AND for Scallop Shores, and this world-weary traveler has decided he can definitely see himself living in this small town and trading journalism for his real passion — writing a horror novel. Burke only has a few months to convince Cady that all the fun and excitement she could ever want is already right in front of her, along with a love that will last a lifetime.
This is my second visit to Scallop Shores and again, the realistic, memorable characters and friendly small town setting make absorbing reading. This is a story about seeing what you have from a new perspective.
Well loved by all the town’s residents Cady is tired of living under the eagle glare of a small community and longs for the anonymity of the big city. She isn’t sure what she wants when she gets there but is determined she will.
Burke has a dream job. As a travel writer he spends his life in breathtaking places. His visit to Scallop Shores is a departure from the norm. Surprised by the variety of small town life Burke discovers a sense of family he’s never experienced. The sense of community is very much in evidence when danger threatens the townsfolk.
This is such an atmospheric story; you can smell the coffee brewing in the bakery, taste the mouth watering pastries as the coastal air blows against you.
There is plenty of sizzle between Cady and Burke, interwoven with lovely romance. Cady makes Burke see New York as he never has. Can he recapture the magic of Scallop shores for her, or is their love over before it begins?
It’s a sweetly romantic tale with a clever plot and lots of unexpected adventure.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
Jennifer DeCuir writes small town contemporary romances while wrangling two kids, a husband, and three neurotic pets. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she can never get enough sunshine or caffeine. Her Scallop Shores series, published by Crimson Romance, is based on her hometown of York, Maine. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is probably adding to her obsessively huge yarn stash and wondering what gifts she’s going to crochet for Christmas this year.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars