A friendly competition over Seashell Harbor's downtown becomes a battle of the heart in this sweet second chance romance from award-winning author Miranda Liasson.
After making a name for herself as publicity whiz to the stars, Hadley Wells needs a little image control of her own. Her high-profile breakup from a beloved Hollywood actor has left her the center of national media attention, so she makes a strategic retreat to her hometown of Seashell Harbor. But Seashell Harbor has troubles of its own: her grandma is selling her beloved Pooch Palace and worse, to Hadley's ex-boyfriend.
Tony Cammareri was the most famous tight end in the NFL, until a career-ending injury put him in early retirement. Without football, Cam feels like he has nothing, but he's hoping that opening a chain of sports bars will give him a new direction in life. When Hadley goes on the offense after hearing his plans, her grandma agrees to give them both a fair shot at the deed to Pooch Palace -- and Cam isn't giving up his perfect location without a fight. Only as their competition intensifies, old feelings come rushing back. All's fair in love and war, but with both of their dreams on the line, it's their hearts they stand to lose.
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Second chance romances are my favorite kind of story, and this one did not disappoint! This is the first book in a new series, and I am so excited that I’ll get to go back and visit some of the side characters from this book in the future. The town of Seashell Harbor made for a great setting, and this book had several interesting side characters. Hadley and Cam are two great characters that I liked from the beginning. I loved watching them learn and grow as the book went on, trying to figure out what their happy ending should look like. This book was just the happy escape I needed right now! I received an ARC from netgalley, and this is my honest review.
If you only read one book during your Summer, this is the one to read. A feel good, sweet, romantic story about second chance love. Full of love and family. With the added bonus of adorable kiddos and lots lots adorable dogs and puppies. And even kittens. I loved Tony Cammerelli 'Cam' and Hadley. And the entire Cammerilli family. Along with Hadley's parents and her friend's, Kit & Darla. I can't wait for their stories.
Whenever I pick up a story by this very talented storyteller, I know it will be one that will touch my heart and one I will remember for a very long time. This one was no exception. In this first book in the new series titled Seashell Harbor, we get to meet not only the main characters, Hadley Wells and Tony Cammareri, but also secondary characters that bring life to the story and some that will likely get their own stories in books to come. Hadley Wells’s heart was broken when her HS sweetheart, Tony Cammareri, left town to pursue his dreams. She too left , ending up working in PR for the rich and famous, rather than what she had wanted to do, save the world. Almost 20 years after. Hadley is back when her very public breakup is splashed all over the tabloids. Hadley has come back home to regroup, and help her grandmother . She never expected to come across Tony/Cam. When Cam left to pursue his football career, his dream of becoming a famous football player were realized. What he didn’t expect was to have his career end abruptly due a knee injury and bringing him back home. Nowadays, these two are determined to win the grandmother’s favor and win the building she own. Each to pursue their own goals. Will this determination to get the building keep them further apart, or will it bring them closer together? This story is not so much about second chances, but rather, about new beginnings. It’s a story about personal growth and finding that special person that really “gets you” and accepts you for whom you are. At times you will laugh, at others you’ll want to cry, but in the end you will just want to cheer these two amazing individuals. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. One I have no doubt will be just as good. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Forever Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
I think we all have fond memories of the home and the place we grew up. Even after leaving to pursue our dreams and better our careers, there is something about home that lures us back. Tony (Cam) and Hadley were teen sweethearts and both experienced heartache when they left home and each other . However, things happen and life gets in the way and what they thought they wanted, isn't always what made them happy. So after 20 yrs. they both end up returning home to find happiness and start over. But, all doesn't go as smoothly as they thought. I can always count on a book by Miranda Liasson to have all the "feels". From driving along the beach and feeling wind blowing in your hair, to viewing the cozy shops and visiting Grams doggie business, you feel like you are right there experiencing it all. The story is a second chance romance , family love and understanding. It has a touch of humor, heartwarming moments, friendships and forgiveness. Great character development and secondary characters are also delightful.
What a delightful beginning of a new series! Ms. Liasson is a talented writer with the gift of developing characters and plots that immediately grab and hold your attention until the very last page of the book and this book is an excellent example of those skills. Hadley and Cam - one-time high school sweethearts, the scheming the grandmother and all the wonderful people who inhabit the charming town of Seashell Harbor all combine to make this second chance at love story come alive. I was given an ARC of the book via StoryOrigin and have voluntarily chosen to write this review. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book and can heartily recommend it.