AUTHOR: Irene Hannon
After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew.
As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?
I love this story! Eric and BJ’s relationship starts with a bang, literally, and sparks fly from their first interaction. The almost-familiar setting near Coos Bay, Oregon, drew me in, as well, and Irene Hannon’s descriptions made me want to enjoy a long visit to the tiny community of Hope Harbor.
Secrets are revealed and attitudes changed in this delightful romance that touched my soul. I identified with BJ’s emotional pain and her desire to redeem her perceived failures. Eric is a worthy hero, as he wrestles with forgotten dreams and practicalities.
The “minor” characters of Hope Harbour become major players as the plot unfolds, and I enjoyed Eric’s father, John, the lonely Eleanor, Luis, and especially Charley. I love characters like Charley.
This is a book I didn’t want to put down, didn’t want to leave Hope Harbour even though the story ended with a happy sigh. I look forward to the author’s next invitation to linger in my new favorite seaside town. Sea Rose Lane easily earns five stars. Highly recommended.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.