Summer at the Old Boathouse (Hope Cove book 3) by Hannah Ellis

 

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Length: 273 pages

What they say:

Of all the guys, she falls for the one who’s off limits…

Emily Winters would do anything for her best friend Josie. Every week they meet for a catch up at the Old Boathouse – an idyllic little café by the Thames where Josie’s boyfriend Jack works.

As the summer draws on, life seems perfect. Emily’s writing career is taking off and she’s throwing herself into the dating scene.

There’s just one problem: she compares all the men she meets to Jack.

And none of them measure up.

Now all she needs to do is figure out how to fall out of love with her best friend’s boyfriend. Because even when Josie moves to the countryside, and her relationship with Jack crumbles, Emily knows there are rules to friendship that you should never break.

But can they be bent in the name of love? Is there a way Emily can get the man of her dreams without ruining her friendship with Josie? One thing’s for certain: when you’re in love with your best friend’s guy, the course of true love will be anything but smooth…

The Review: It’s pretty safe by now to say that Hannah Ellis is the most reviewed (reviled almost came up there, go to watch that;)) author on this blog, with a huge range of books that have made me smile, laugh swoon and nod along. (It helps that she is also one of my fave people on social media, always lovely and so helpful.)

This book stuck to form and gave me a book that that had me nodding along, eager to see not only where Emily, a writer (yes!!) would take us, but also where we were going to meet some of the old cast. So we join Emily, working in the most lovely castle gift shop, and feeling down because she’s one one of these ‘nothing ever changes and I’ll be single forever’ downers. Her best friend is Josie who we have met already on our journey and who I remembered straight off. I’m afraid in this way Emily had no hope because I was already committed to Josie, and any of Emily’s moaning about her friend (although there were more funny moments of banter between the two of them) set me off (nobody does that to Josie!)

When I met Jack alarm bells rang, and I sat up straighter, realising that this book is concurrent with book 2 and I knew where some of it was going ( a nerdy bookish person’s dream!!) I read this book at 2 o clock in the morning, sitting and smiling, oohing and ahing, falling into swoonerific romance, the works. I think this is a prime example of how series should be read in a row, because I was gutted that I hadn’t just read book 2. An excellent part of the series, and I think I saw to get ready for book 4 so very happy out here! Brilliant!

Rating: 5/5

 

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