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Monday, October 22, 2018

Blog Tour: Review of Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson

Author: Brenda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: November 1, 2018

In her brand-new series, Brenda Jackson welcomes you to Catalina Cove, where even the biggest heartbreaks can be healed…
In the wake of a devastating teen pregnancy that left her childless and heartbroken, Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove, Louisiana, with no plans to return. Now, over a decade later, Vashti reluctantly finds herself back in her hometown after inheriting her aunt’s B and B. Her homecoming gets off to a rocky start when the new sheriff, Sawyer Grisham, pulls her over for speeding, and things go downhill from there.

The B and B, a place she’d always found refuge in when it seemed like the whole world was against her, has fallen into disrepair. When a surprising benefactor encourages Vashti to reopen the B and B, Vashti embraces a fresh start, and soon old hurts begin to fade as she makes new memories with the town—and its handsome sheriff…

But some pasts are too big to escape, and when a bombshell of a secret changes everything she thought was true, Vashti is left reeling. With Sawyer and his teenage daughter determined to see her through the storm, though, she’s learning family isn’t always a matter of blood—sometimes it’s a matter of heart.

I know I am going to be in the minority when I say Love in Catalina Cove was just an OK read for me..  I wanted to love it, but I just didn't.  I did like the setting and most of the characters.  The little town of Catalina Cove sounds like it is a place I'd love to visit.  I also liked the two main characters, Vashti and Sawyer.  I felt bad for Vashti for what happened to her.  I also liked Sawyer's relationship with his daughter Jade.  Their relationship was really neat and fun to read.  

What I didn't care for so much was the story or the romance.  I felt no connection between Vashti and Sawyer.  I think it was supposed to be a slow burn, but it was just too slow for me.  The story, once we get to the secret surrounding Vashti. was really unbelievable.  I can suspend disbelief sometimes, but I just couldn't in this one.  There were way to many coincidences.  There was one big one that I  just couldn't believe would happen. It really lessened my enjoyment of the book. The overall book isn't badly written and I think fans of this author will try it out.  It is the first in the series, so maybe the other books will be more enjoyable for me.



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About Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred romance titles. Brenda lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and divides her time between family, writing and traveling.
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Connect with Brenda

Instagram tour stops:
Monday, October 22nd: @createexploreread
Monday, October 22nd: @book_hangover 88
Tuesday, October 23rd: @girlandherbooks
Tuesday, October 23rd: @thebookishsisters
Wednesday, October 24th: @novelgrounds
Thursday, October 25th: @theliteraryllama
Thursday, October 25th: @mountain_reader_
Friday, October 26th: @pnwbookworm
Saturday, October 27th: @_ebl_inc_
Sunday, October 28th: @jennblogsbooks

Review tour stops:
Monday, October 15th: Amy’s Book-et List
Tuesday, October 16th: @bookandchinooks
Friday, October 19th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Monday, October 22nd: The Sassy Bookster
Monday, October 22nd: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, October 23rd: Books and Blends
Wednesday, October 24: Becky on Books
Thursday, October 25th: Really Into This 
Friday, October 26th: Run Wright
Monday, October 29th: The Romance Dish
Monday, October 29th: Books and Bindings
Tuesday, October 30th: Book Fidelity
Wednesday, October 31st: Books & Spoons
Thursday, November 1st: A Chick Who Reads




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