Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Cottage Next Door: A Beach House Novella by Georgia Bockoven

She just wanted to recover from her husband's betrayal.  She caught him in bed with her best friend one day when she came from work early because her job was downsized and the ensuing pandemonium caused a fire and burned down her heritage home.  She had lost everything:  love, belongings, trust, and more.  She had nothing left to hang on to, so she moved on.  Moving to the ocean from the midwest was a big change.  Especially the Pacific ocean that froze your toes when you put your feet in the waves.  She had a new job, a cottage to stay in and a chance to begin again.  She needed that...

William Morrow Impulse and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has just been published, so you can grab a copy now.

This is a perfect beach or camping read.  It's not too long and it's a good story. 

Diana has never had any luck picking men.  She always likes the bad boys and they like her too, for a while.  Then they move on and she has to pick up the pieces of her heart.  She thought she'd done well picking her husband and look how that worked out!  So she's off men.  That's OK.  The man she meets isn't ready for a commitment either.  Isn't that how it always starts?

She's going to be the bookkeeper at a local art gallery.  It does a lot of business but the owner is on vacation so she meets the assistant instead.  Michael is a good-looking guy, but she's over that.  However, he is fun to be around.

They tell each other their horrid romance histories and try to move on.  In between times, Michael is trying to resolve the previous bookkeeper's embezzlement issue.  She's able to help him with that, too.  As with most romance novels this one ends happily for all.  I found it a very enjoyable read.

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