Jul 6, 2019

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May Review

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay
Cockleberry Bay #2
By Nicola May
Release Date: July 5th, 2019
Source: ARC provided by the author

Newlywed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences. 

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction, and jealousy head-on. 

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

We are back in Cockleberry Bay, the sweetest little Devonshire village where secrets are kept, pain is hidden until everything explodes out into the open. 

The last time we were in Cockleberry Bay Rosa had finally got the man she loved Josh, but even after they married nothing seems to be to run smoothly, Josh is still working in London and only coming home at the weekend, and then like a bad penny Luke Hannafore returns. After the mother of all arguments, Josh tells Rosa he won't be back until she finds a way to love and value herself. 

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay is a tougher book than the first, not only does it deal with tough topics such as alcohol, abandonment issues, but there is also arson, and attempted all fun and games in Cockleberry Bay! Even though these tough topics are a part of the book,  it doesn't detract from the overall theme of love, though I admit I could have happily slapped Josh one or 10 times! 

I give Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay 5 stars! 

When Nicola May was made redundant from her event management job, she resorted to a variety of temp jobs to make ends meet. This became the inspiration for her first novel, Working It Out, a romantic comedy about a young woman who does twelve different jobs in as many months.

Unable to find a publisher, she published that novel herself, achieving the rare distinction of getting it stocked in Waterstones, and went on to self-publish eight more novels, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Her novels Christmas Spirit and The School Gates won Best Author-Published Read at the Festival of Romance in 2012 and 2014, while Love Me Tinder was ebook of the week in The Sun.

Her ninth novel, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK in January 2019.
Nicola lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan

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