Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett. #BlogTour

Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers. 

The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…

Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…

Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.

My Thoughts

As soon as I read the description for this book I just knew it was going to be a story that I would fall in love with.

Laurie (Lorelai) Morgan runs a much loved cafe in the beautiful village of Mermaids point, which is aptly named so after the beautiful creatures that are rumoured to live in the waters surrounding the point. When a rather blurred image of what is assumed to be a mermaid is posted online, it causes an influx of visitors to swarm towards the village hoping to catch sight of the mythical creature themselves.

Then arrives Jake – an Investigative journalist who, after exposing what can only be described as a disturbing story, is in serious need of a break to gather his thoughts once more. When his boss Mac suggests him taking a long break and sends him to work on the low key story surrounding this mysterious mermaid. When he arrives at Mermaids Point, he ends up renting a cottage off one of the local’s who makes him feel at home instantly. As Jake begins to explore the village, he sticks with the guise in which himself and Mac concocted – Jake is an author, who is looking for inspiration for his up and coming book.

As soon as Laurie and Jake meet sparks begin to fly between them. Throughout their meeting’s in Laurie’s cafe, they find themselves growing closer with every day that passes by, and soon enough they find themselves in a new romantic relationship. Things seem to be going so well for them, but as we often come to expect in these stories, they soon enough end up hitting a major hurdle in which they aren’t entirely sure they will ever be able to move forward from.

This story was quite honestly one of my favourite reads recently!. I adored the characters that Sarah created and so beautifully brought to life. Laurie is loveable from the first time we meet her, and I found myself completely and utterly invested in her story and her journey to find happiness. Jake is also a wonderful character, who is full of his own unique quirks and an incredibly likeable, believable personality. It is impossibly to not find yourself swooning a little over Jake as we get to know him more. Along with a fascinating cast of secondary characters, especially Laurie’s family members, along with the local’s who all look out for one another, there is most certainly someone who will relate to every reader in some way.

Beautifully written, with a gorgeous storyline that I was well and truly immersed in the world in which Sarah Bennet brings to life with her fantastic writing style. Full of romance, drama and fun, this is without a doubt a book that everyone must read!.

About the Author

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas. The first book in her new Mermaids Point trilogy for Boldwood will be published in Spring 2021.

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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books and Sarah Bennett for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*

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