Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of the book.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything.
Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina—the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down.
Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the financial state of the inn—a secret he’s been keeping from his sisters.
When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don’texpect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk—or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead.
That was a pleasant little kickoff to the summer reading season. A trio of siblings trying to keep their parents’ inn going, an exciting movie star, and a budding romance? Check, check, and check!
This book is the second in the Bluebell Inn Romance series. Yes, I enjoyed the background info I had from having read that one first. But no, you wouldn’t need to read that one in order to enjoy this one as a stand-alone. Any important plot points that relied on info from the first book were explained in enough detail that you wouldn’t know if anything was missing. That being said, the first book (Lake Season) is definitely worth a read.
As you might expect, my favorite part about this story was the characters. Grace, Molly, and Levi are the siblings trying to keep their parents’ inn going after they’re gone, and as a sibling myself, I thought their interactions were very relatable. They also had fun, engaging personalities, which is always a great way to liven up a story. Enter the drama that comes with a movie star staying at their small town inn and the mystery of a necklace potentially hidden somewhere in the inn, and you’ve got a great beach read. It’s quick yet consuming, and it’s definitely worth adding to your summer TBR pile.
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