Review | The Boardwalk Bookshop

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The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery

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When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.

Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband’s ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley’s brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He’s the first man to see past Bree’s barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she’s stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she’s ever wanted?

At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

A beachy read about a bookshop adjacent to a bakery and a gift shop? Sign me up!

I absolutely adore books about girlfriends and their relationships. The way they help each other through difficult times and work together to make each other better people. Plus 🙂 I love beach themed reads!

The thing I didn’t like about this is that it felt very raw. The conversations about physical intimacy didn’t flow well with me. They felt forced instead of organic. But… Since that was really the only thing I didn’t enjoy I can ignore it and still love the rest of this fun little book!

Can I just say, I was sadly disappointed to find that Ladies Know Wine isn’t a thing? The info about choosing champagne and the suggestions shared at the back was very helpful.. but still.

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Author: Susan Mallery
Source: I purchased a Kindle format of this item in December 2022
Publisher & Date: May 31, 2022 by MIRA
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
ISBN: 978-0778386087 (ISBN-10: 0778386082)
Pages: 448
Grade: C
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult!
Setting: Los Angeles, California (United States)

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