Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pelican Point (Bachelors of Blueberry Cove #1) by Donna Kauffman

Pelican Point has a lighthouse that needs to be refurbished.  The other buildings need repairs, too, but Alex specializes in lighthouses.  When Logan's Uncle asks her to look at and see what can be done, she decides to take the job.  She has to see if she can get "back in the saddle" again.  Since her father fell to his death on the last one they worked on, she's not sure...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Ms. Kauffman writes contemporary romances with a homey feel.  You get to know the town, the characters, and all the nuances of small town living.  Blueberry Cove is the beginning of a new series and it sure sounds like someplace I'd love to live.  Right on the water, some crotchety old men, and a real handsome sheriff; what more do you need to feel at home?

Logan lost his fiance; she died from drowning and he wasn't able to save her.  He and Alex make a great pair.  They're attracted but they are insecure in relationships and scared about getting hurt again.  They may not be sure but you can bet the other folks in town have ideas on how they should be behaving.

My favorite person in town is the old lady that refurbishes old furniture.  She has a room at the back of her store that is bigger than it should be.  The store is small; the room is huge.  No one knows how that can be and no one has been allowed in the backroom except Alex.  It smells like magic to me.

I'm also fond of Fergus.  He's a matchmaker, a conniver, and a good sport.  I'm sure we'll see more of him since he owns the bar.

Both Logan and Alex are likeable characters who care about people, history and each other.  It's hard to open up when you've been hurt, so much of the dance in this book comes from these two trying to skirt around each other.  A bit hard to do when they are both staying in the same house, but they manage.

This is a comfortable read filled with good company, some laughs, and some smiles.  I enjoyed reading it.

Happy reading.

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