About the Book:
Welcome to the Beach Reads Book Club…where love is just a page away…
When Lottie Watt is unceremoniously booted out of her uptight book club for not following the rules, she decides to throw the rulebook out the window and start her own club – one where conversation, gin and cake take precedent over actually having read the book!
The Beach Reads Book Club soon finds a home for its meetings at Books by the Bay, a charming bookshop and café owned by gorgeous, brooding Matthew Steele, and as the book club picks heat up, so too does the attraction between Matt and Lottie.
If there’s anything Lottie has learned from the romances she’s been reading, it’s that the greatest loves are the ones hardest earned.
A love letter to chicklit, romance, romcoms, whatever you want to call them!
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About the Author:
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a sexy hero. With a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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I loved the title and synopsis of The Beach Reads Book Club and couldn’t wait to get started with it. I have always wanted to join a book club and this is the kind of club I want to belong to. Books, gossip drink and cake.
I have reviewed The Kiss Quotient on my blog and I enjoyed it. It was nice seeing a book I have featured in the book club. I identified with Lottie over not getting on in some clubs, but it’s not book clubs I didn’t like.
Lottie is the kind of person I’d like to know in person. Bubly, helpful and thoughtful, she’s the opposite of serious Matt. Will opposites attract in this novel?
The bookshop has a catchy name and I loved the atmosphere there. The characters are certainly unique in this novel. The only thing that did make me feel bad was the use of the term Asperger’s which could offend people who have it. I don’t but as a person with severe physical and visual disabilities, I feel strongly about how people with any disability are portrayed or referred to in books.
Apart from this, The Beach Reads Book Club is a relaxing novel with a good pace. If you’re looking for steamy romance though, you won’t get it here as the romance is cute and slow burn. If you like slow burn romance, then this is the novel for you. I like both types of romances but would have liked this to be hotter. That said, I find it unique that the book is summer-themed but has a slower pace to the romantic scenes. Many summer novels have a quick summer fling and it is nice that there’s more than that here. The pacing helps the reader linger over the romance scenes.
Thanks to Kathryn Freeman, Rachel’s Random Resources and One More Chapter for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.