Thursday, 2 August 2018

Book Review - The Oddest Little Beach Shop by Beth Good

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Title: The Oddest Little Beach Shop
Author: Beth Good
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Publisher supplied copy
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 12th July 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

From the first day of Annie's arrival in the sleepy Cornish resort of Polzel, next-door neighbour Gabriel seems determined to make her life difficult.

Despite his sexy looks and angelic name, Gabriel behaves like an ogre to everyone, and has apparently been that way since losing his wife in a surfing accident. Annie would do far better, her friend Claudia urges her, to focus her attentions on Jamie instead. Jamie's the hottest lifeguard in the village - and her co-worker in the Polzel beach shop.

But when Polzel's famous annual pie-rolling contest sees Annie and Gabriel forced together, it turns out Annie might have a thing for big Cornish ogres after all . . .

A feel-good summer novella from popular romantic comedy writer Beth Good and another quirky entry in her 'Oddest Little Shop' series.

It is always a pleasure to read a Beth Good novella, and this was no exception.   

I loved the setting of Polzel, the two rival shops on the beach, one of which Annie has just moved above and the other is rival Gabriel, who appears to be a man of many talents. 

Annie is still adjusting to looking after her nephew,  when she decides to move to Cornwall and start their lives fresh. 

With a village full of quirky characters, what isn't always apparent is whether it will be Gabriel or Jamie that she may end up with. 

This is a sweet rom com, with plenty of moments to make you laugh including everything to do with the pie-rolling content, which just sounds bizarre but fun.  

The only shame about this lovely novella, is that it had to finish, my mind is still on the characters and I would loved it if this was longer, so I could have learnt more about them.  This is a lovely relaxed book on the whole, to help you while away an hour or two, when you just want to escape into a shorter story than a full length book. 

Thank you to Milly Reid at Quercus for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo, brilliant, thanks! Jane, writing as Beth Good. xxx


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