1. A brief encounter that could have become so much more…if only everything were different
2. Step-sisters, bitter rivals in every area except one—by unbreakable pact neither will ever steal a man from the other
3. A love triangle that starts out as a mess of secrets and mix-ups, and only gets worse from there
Friendship, family ties, crossed wires and self-discovery, second chances and first impressions. Welcome to Jill Mansell’s blustery seaside world. Once you step inside, you’ll never want to leave!
What can I say: this book had Jill Mansell written al over it. Seriously, I really don’t know how she does it. But it’s like stepping into a warm jacuzzi and you can just sit and relax. Meet me at Beachcomber Bay is just a funny book about Clemency and Belle, two step-sisters who kind of hate each other.
And now Belle is back at St. Carys, with her perfect boyfriend Sam. But, what do you know… Clem already met the guy three years ago on a plane. And although there was a definite spark between Sam and Clem, she saw him throw away her business card after the flight, so he was definitely not interested. Not wanting to be embarrassed, Clem asks her happy-go-lucky-colleague Ronan to pretend to be her boyfriend.
And Ronan is happy to comply and loves to get carried away in his role as the exemplary boyfriend. He is the typical boy-next-door-who-can-charm-the-pants-of-your-mother. Happy-go-lucky and smiling all the time. Girlfriends everywhere, but never sticking to one. Until he meets Kate. But since Kate thinks Clemency is his girlfriend, she really doesn’t want to get caught in the middle of their relationship.
And then there’s Sam, who just has a very jealous streak, when it comes to Ronan. But why? And what is happening with Belle? All of a sudden very busy with her figure and her health?
The story takes some unexpected turns and twists. And although you can see the ending coming from miles away, Jill still manages to surprise you in the end. But in all, a lovely read. So five out of five stars from me. If you love Jill Mansell, I would highly recommend this one.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Published: May 2017