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Step into the Cornish Beach Café, where you’ll find stunning views of the sea, plenty of cream cakes and a warm welcome from the quirky locals. But will this special place help to heal Jessie’s broken heart this summer?

Thirty-year-old Jessie is heartbroken after being dumped just before reaching the altar. So she escapes to her favourite place in the world, the little Cornish Beach café in Indigo Cove. There she plans to spend her summer indulging in home-made lemonade and freshly made brownies. Except, on her first night, fate has other ideas and Jessie bumps into tall and brooding Ashton, the first guy she ever kissed…

Determined to protect her fragile emotions, Jessie swears not to get distracted by Ashton’s sea-glass eyes or the way being near him makes her heart hammer against her chest. Instead, she spends time with her beloved grandfather George, helping him to prepare for the café’s puzzle championships.

In the small community, she keeps crossing paths with handsome Ashton, who’s now a wealthy and successful businessman. They end up sharing sunny afternoons together, which turn into long evenings walking along the beach. As the temperature soars between them, Jessie’s heart begins to melt as she discovers the generous personality behind Ashton’s reserved exterior.

But when she discovers a secret from Ashton’s past, Jessie is left shaken. How much does she really know about him, and can she take a leap of faith and trust Ashton when he asks her to?

Will Jessie’s summer at the beach café in Indigo Cove be the biggest mistake of her life or will it turn out to be the fresh start she needs?

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My Review

I love this author, she always writes such fabulously warm-hearted and romantic books! This book takes us to the pretty little Cornish seaside village of Indigo Cove. Jessie and her grandad George are taking a trip down memory lane. George, who has recently lost his wife, spent his honeymoon here, and Jessie had her first kiss here as a teenager! Unfortunately, Jessie’s first love, after kissing her, ran off never to be seen again, and this has scarred poor Jessie for life! When she bumps into a local man on the beach, she realises it’s Ashton, an older version of the teenage boy who ran away!

This was a delightful read! Everything about it was perfect! I love Jessie and her grandad, they had such a wonderful relationship. Jessie’s personal story was quite sad, and her strength made me like her all the more. George’s storyline was particularly emotional, with him remembering his honeymoon in Indigo Cove. Jessie’s teenage love, Ashton was also very likeable, although I took a little time to warm to him, especially after he left Jessie on the beach all those years before! The reason why did does become apparent as the story moves on though, and it was enjoyable to watch everything fit into place as I read.

The location is just as delightful as the storyline, and I could picture myself in Indigo Cove as I read, feeling the sun’s rays and dipping my toes in the sea! The storyline flowed along well and I found myself completely engrossed in it by only a few chapters in! It was a lovely light hearted read with some great characters and was filled with love, family, hope and forgiveness. Would definitely recommend!

The Author

Donna Ashcroft was born in London, England and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She went to university in Lancashire and, among other things, worked as a copywriter, buyer, waitress, secretary and marketing manager.

Donna was shortlisted for the RNA Debut Romantic Novel of the Year in 2019, has had nine books published with Bookouture and her tenth is due out in September 2022.

Donna loves a happy ending and is never happier than when she’s escaping into a romance novel or movie. When she’s not reading or writing she’ll probably be found hoovering … or negotiating with her two teenagers about who is doing the washing up.

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