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Author: Lynsey James

Published: 1 August 2016
Reviewed: 24 September 2016

4 out of 5 stars
Copy supplied by Carina UK in return for an honest review

 

Description:

The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Her mother has just dropped a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father!

Desperately in need of answers, Emily heads to Luna Bay covering her personal quest up as a work trip to Sunflower Cottage B&B.

Setting up the ‘Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club’ should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is. The only problem is brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, who is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.

Discovering the truth after all these years was never going to be simple, but Emily will stop at nothing to uncover her past… even if her heart is getting in the way!

Don’t miss a single book in the Luna Bay series:
Book 1 – The Broken Hearts Book Club
Book 2 – The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club
Book 3 – Coming soon

My Thoughts & Review:

The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club sees a much awaited return to Luna Bay, Lynsey James is one of those authors on my list to keep an eye out for after having read the first book in the series The Broken Hearts Book Club.  I should note that this can be read as a standalone book if you don’t want to follow the Luna Bay series and just fancy reading this one.

Here we meet Emily Reed, who has recently been passed over for a promotion at work, in favour of someone who was closely acquainted with the boss.  Understandably she is angry and frustrated, but the revelations that she finds when she goes for dinner with her parents are enough to make a bad day worse – the man she thought of as her father is not her biological father.

Confused and distraught, Emily goes in search of her biological father, her mother thinks he still lives in Luna Bay so logically that’s the first place to start looking.  When her boss hears of her plan, he turns it to his advantage, there is a B&B there that he would like her to work on getting signed over to their hotel chain.
What then follows is a lovely heartwarming tale filled with mishaps, humour and community spirit.

The characters in this are great, very realistic and engaging.  The descriptions of the settings are vivid and give the reader wonderful mental images of Luna Bay.  The mentions of food from the breakfast club sounded so delicious.

The writing is warm and the book reads like catching up with old friends, despite these being new characters in the series.  If I’m honest, I preferred this book to the first one, perhaps it was just something about the story, or perhaps I preferred Emily’s character as opposed to the protagonist in the first book.  This is a great book to read if you want to take a break from things, just the right amount of romance and emotion to make this a feel good story, it’s the sort of book you can curl up with and happily lose a few hours.

 

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