4 out of 5 stars
SEA ROSE LANE is a casual read. I enjoyed the characters and the setting, but the pacing was a bit slow.
Attorney Eric Nash heads to his childhood home to regroup after being laid off from his job. When he gets there, he’s surprised to find out his father is turning their family home into a bed and breakfast. He’s even more surprised when he realizes the contractor on the job is the same woman he had a fender-bender with on the way into town. BJ Stevens is a no-nonsense woman with major talent, and a spark that intrigues Eric, but he's only in town for a few weeks, then he plans to jump back into the world of corporate law. He doesn’t have time for a relationship; at least, that’s what he keeps telling himself.
BJ Stevens has had her fill of big-city life. She’s back home in Hope Harbor, enjoying the simplicity of being her own boss and working on projects that have meaning. When she meets Eric Nash, she feels electricity between them, but after a failed relationship, she has no desire to get involved, especially since he won’t be around Hope Harbor for long.
I’ve always enjoyed Irene Hannon’s writing, but I must say, I enjoy her action series more. SEA ROSE LANE has all the right elements: genuine characters, the perfect setting for romance, and the push and pull of a relationship fraught with obstacles, but it lacks the action and adventure I look for in a riveting book. However, that doesn’t diminish the quality of Ms. Hannon’s writing. I’m just stating my person preference. The value and enjoyment is still there.
If you’re looking for an unhurried story with characters that grow on you, you most certainly will enjoy SEA ROSE LANE.
Book provided for review purposes.
Available June 2016 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.