Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin Review



Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.


After having read Snowflakes on Silver Cove and Christmas at Lilac Cottage, I was really excited about this summery edition of the White Cliff Bay series. It was utterly delightful! There’s a whole host of colourful characters, a gorgeous hero and a heroine to root for. Can’t ask for more than that!

Darcy Davenport comes to White Cliff Bay to escape the catalogue of disasters that seem to have a knack of happening to her. One day, she stumbles upon the Rose Island lighthouse and its gorgeous inhabitant Riley Eddison. It soon becomes apparent that he’s at odds with the rest of White Cliff Bay, who want to tear the lighthouse down. Darcy finds herself falling for Riley and finds herself in an impossible position: does she side with the locals or him?

This book was a perfect summery read for anyone who enjoys an absorbing love story. Once again, Holly Martin has created a cast of characters that work their way under your skin. Darcy was absolutely lovely; I immediately related to her and rooted for her to get her happy ending with Riley. Riley himself was a sexy, brooding hero that it was impossible not to fall in love with. For those of you who loved the first two White Cliff Bay books, pick this one up and you won’t be disappointed.

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Holly has been writing for six years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. Holly lives in Bedfordshire.



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