It has been a cold snowy winter here in Minnesota which is the usual weather to be had in this area. Luckily I have plenty of books and hot tea to keep me comfortable inside and forget about the weather.
Speaking of books, I was very lucky to receive a digital galley via Netgalley of Mermaid Inn by Jenny Holiday as well as a paper copy from the publisher.
Before I go ahead with my thoughts, I’d like to mention that I received a copy of the book for free but it doesn’t influence my thoughts.
I’ve been anticipating this book since hearing about it as I have enjoyed Jenny’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series and knowing that the main character Eve is a Librarian!
This book was everything that I hoped for and so much more!
Evie is a Librarian who lives in Toronto and recently found out that not only has her beloved Great Aunt Lucille passed away but she left an Inn called The Mermaid Inn in Moonflower Bay to her neice which is about a three hour drive.
Evie spent time there growing up in the Summer which she used to love and also loved a boy named Sawyer who broke her heart ten years ago and Eve couldn’t bring herself to visit since then.
Returning to Moonflower Bay, expecting to sell the Inn and get back to Toronto where her life is, she finds out that her Aunt put in a clause that it cannot be sold for a year and it’s also become rundownwithin the last decade.
Also, she’s turned her heartbreak into anger towards Sawyer who is now the chief of police, has grown a beard and has become so much sexier than she remembered.
Finding herself on temporary leave from her job to figure out what to do about the Inn for a year, she reluctantly finds herself accepting help with renovating, caught up in small town life including several festivals, the matchmaking schemes of several townspeople, making friends and slowly starting to realize just how much she loves the area.
She finds herself drawn to Sawyer despite trying to keep her distance which turns into a friendship and then a friends with benefits. Cue several steamy scenes, plenty of humor and a connection of two people that didn’t dim despite a decade apart.
Evie and Sawyer are adorable and I’m so glad that they were able to work out their differences.
The older citizens of the town are quite the scheming matchmakers but also very sweet and are the best kind of people to have on your side!
Full of humor, several steamy scenes, the charm of a small town, the beauty of friendship and the power of second chances, it was a book I found hard to put down!
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it’s released and I highly recommend this book!
Well that concludes my bookish ramblings for the time being. This book was able to help bring me out of my reading slump and I can’t wait to see who else will fall in love in this series! I hope you’ve enjoyed my Ramblings and I will return soon with more bookish content.
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