Barefoot on the Beach by Katlyn Duncan #Review
It's a Happy Publication Day to Katlyn Duncan whose latest romance, Barefoot on the Beach is released today by HQ Digital.
Renee Clarke is perfectly happy just the way she is…Renee may be thrilled to be planning her sister’s wedding, but after witnessing her mother’s two failed marriages, she has always vowed that she is better off on her own.
But when Renee discovers that Luc Hardy has moved next door, her world is knocked off kilter. Luc was her whirlwind summer romance as a teen and, more importantly, her first love. Now he’s back in West Cove, looking more handsome than ever.
There is no escaping the romance in the air this summer. With the wedding planning in full swing, Renee begins to believe that she might be able to put her childhood reservations about marriage aside.
Yet when her mother arrives, she stirs a torrent of emotions in Renee’s heart. She’s up to her old tricks again – boasting about her latest conquests – reaffirming Renee’s lack of faith in love.
As Renee’s happily-ever-after hangs in the balance, will Luc be able to convince her that true love can last forever?
A totally heart-warming summer romance you won’t want to put down! Perfect for fans of Jenny Hale, Susan Mallery and Lucy Coleman
This is a lovely escapist read if you want to burrow your head in a book and escape the late Spring rain showers. It's a second chance story as Renee helps to plan her little sister's wedding and tries to juggle everything in her life as well. There are some complicated relationships, especially with her parents and her sister, Cait, who I can admit to losing patience with on several occasions!
The beachside setting is idyllic and seems part of the whole story. The family pets add quite a bit of humour and there is a nice role reversal with Renee's father, Marcus, skulking around, hiding his own romance from his grown up daughters. Whether Renee can untangle her complicated views on dating and commitments remains to be seen but you do follow her story with interest and wonder what will be the outcome for her future family relationships.
In short: A beachside escape.
About the Author
Coming from a small town in Western Massachusetts, Katlyn Duncan always had her head in the clouds. Working as a scientist for most of her adult life, she enjoyed breaking down the hows and whys of life. This translated into her love of stories and getting into the minds of her characters.
Currently, she’s a full-time author and freelance writer. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessing over many (many) television series’.
She currently resides in Southern New England with her family.
Check out more about her writing and current TV addiction in her newsletter, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
SCBWI & RWA Member.
Book links: Amazon UK |
Thanks to Katlyn Duncan and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
Catch up with the rest of the tour!