Book Review: Mermaid Inn (Matchmaker Bay #1) by Jenny Holiday

This was a wonderful second chance romance! I had so much fun reading Mermaid Inn, it left me with a big ol' smile on my face. :-)

Book Review: Mermaid Inn (Matchmaker Bay #1) by Jenny Holiday | About That Story
Mermaid Inn (Matchmaker Bay #1) by Jenny Holiday

Escape to Matchmaker Bay in this hilarious and heartwarming second chance romance from the USA Today bestselling "master of witty banter" (Entertainment Weekly).

Eve Abbott has a problem-actually, make that a lot of problems. And they're all going to get worse the moment her toes hit the sand in Matchmaker Bay. Once a blissful summer escape, now the tiny town just reminds Eve of loss. Inheriting her aunt's beloved Mermaid Inn is the only reason Eve is coming back. She's definitely not ready to handle nosy neighbors, extensive renovations, or the discovery that a certain heartbreaker still lives down the street...

Police Chief Sawyer Collins always does the right thing, even when it costs him everything. Like Evie. He's spent the past ten years trying to forget her--to forget how right she felt in his arms, to forget the pain in her eyes the day she left. The last thing he expects is to see her back in town or to find that the spark between them is as strong as ever. Sawyer knows this is his only chance to prove that his feelings have always been real... before Eve turns tail and leaves for good.

4 out of 5 stars

This was so charming and sweet! It was light and fun with the right amount of emotion mixed in. I found myself smiling and laughing all the way through. Eve and Sawyer were fantastic. I loved them reconnecting and going through all their ups and downs as they figure out their feelings.  A really great second chance romance!

I loved learning about Sawyer and Eve’s history, their struggles, and their motivations. There were a lot of entertaining scenarios happening as they get to know each other all over again. I really liked the internal dialogue; it was excellent and had me chuckling. I liked watching their feelings grow and enjoyed them become not-not friends. Eve and Sawyer coming together had a delicious slow burn happening that I thought was great. It was just a joy to read!

I thought all the townspeople were a delight, it was such a fun yet meddlesome group that had me laughing at their antics. I loved how they were all there for one another and the bonds they have. I loved Jake with his sister and their precious relationship, I loved his best friends and see more stories in the future for them. There was a nice build and thought the timeline of everything was great. I like all the mermaid references, there was a lot but they were pretty amusing.

This was a wonderful story about reconnecting, healing, and moving on from the past. I thoroughly enjoyed it! 

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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