If you’re one of the lucky ones and plan on heading to the beach this summer, well I’ve got a book recommendation for you! Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason provides fun, family dynamic, sweet romance, matchmaking grandmothers, and drama.
First off let me say that I couldn’t get enough of this installment. I finished reading this after waking up in the middle of the night. 4 hours later, I knew this was one of my favorites in this series.
At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of the main female protagonist, Theia. The first few chapters seem like there was something stuck up her butt. I didn’t care for her attitude. But after some things were pointed out to her (you gotta love small towns), she softened a bit.
Marco, the hunky fireman, had a definite role in it. This whole series revolves around a large family trying to save Greystone Manor, which has been in their family for generations. It’s rival in the next town is trying to buy them out and make room for condos.
So a lot of back and forth about family members either wanting to sell their share and being on Team Greystone. It’s fun to read that’s for sure.
If you also enjoy the fake relationship trope this one has some cute and funny scenes.
Overall, I kind of knew how the story was going to play out towards the end, but it really made for a fun read. The story could be a little confusing for those who haven’t read the previous installments. If anything, read the first book. That sets the tone for everything.
Other Reviews in the Series
- Mistletoe Cottage
- Christmas With Angel
- Starlight Bridge
- Primrose Lane
- Sugarplum Way
- Driftwood Cove
- Sandpiper Shore
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?
Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who's in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia's got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there's a certain tall, dark, and irresistible man that she can't seem to get off her mind.
Firefighter Marco DiRossi wants to beat the matchmakers at their own game so he conspires with Theia to pretend they've already fallen in love. It's only for the summer. What could go wrong? Yet as the beach season draws to a close, Marco and Theia find their pretend relationship has led to very real attraction. But when a secret from the past is revealed, jeopardizing everything they hold dear, can this unlikely couple find their way to a happily-ever-after?
Are you a fan of the fake relationship trope?