Hideaway Cove, Anna Sullivan

Hideaway Cove (A Windfall Island Novel)

 

Hideaway Cove, Anna Sullivan
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I thought this sounded intriuging so put in my request. I like romance that has a bit of an edge to it – something extra to lift the story, and the missing heir mystery seemed a good fit.
So, when I began I was a bit confused and had to keep referring back to pages read, as there seemed to be mention of people and events as if the reader knew about them and yet…I didn’t. Then I looked up on web and found this is a second book, and though the romance in each is separate and complete, the missing heir is a theme that runs through both. It wasn’t a big problem and I picked up on what had happened fairly well as I continued with the story.
Jessi, is the protective mum of seven year old Benji, I can just imagine how being a single parent on a small island was. Luckily she’d got her best friend and business partner with her. Maggi is the pilot for the transport company they run, and she was the subject of the last book along with Dex, a PI looking for the missing heir(s). Now he’s brought in help by way of geneologist Holden. Hold is a real Southern gentleman, a natural charmer, but he’s having to work hard with Jessi. They’re both attracted, but she is vehement about protecting Benji from hurt, and feels that as Hold will be leaving once his job over, she’s not going to enter into anything. Slowly he wears her down, and when they do get together its explosive.
It’s not a story of red hot, carnal, erotic bed hopping, but of a real romance, of the slow sensuality of glances and soft touches, of sweet kisses and then building up into white hot, sizzling passion. But that takes time and fits in with the gentle theme of the story, where there is a mystery to unfold, danger is threatened and puzzles as to who is behind it needs to be worked out. It’s about Trust too – can Jessi let go enough to trust Hold as her heart wants, and can he let go of his past too – he’s holding some big secrets close to his chest. And of course secrets always come out at the very worse time….
It’s a fun read, a story to take in slowly, to enjoy, to ponder over. When the sad parts came, the heartbreak, the emotion, I was upset for them – both of them, understanding how each felt. The danger element played out well too, felt very real and fitted the story perfectly. In all a romance with a solid story to tell, and I’d be happy to continue with the next book in the series.
Stars: not quite a five, a four and a half.
Arc supplied via Netgalley

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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