Friday, 8 August 2014

Beach Colors - Shelley Nobel

Beach Colors
By Shelley Nobel
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: June 12th 2012
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062103083

While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.

Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the "townie" boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again.

But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . . (Goodreads)
This book had a promising start, however it kind of fizzled out for me at the half way point. The romance happened very fast and seemed kind of random and not really believable. I also found there wasn't much depth to the characters and the overall plot. Our main character Margaux was very likeable and had to deal with a lot, but for someone who just lost her husband, business and lifestyle seemed to quickly move into another relationship. I think it would have been a better story if she took more time to discover/reinvent herself, in the end, she did just that, but I just feel like there was something missing. I wasn't a fan of the love interest Nick. He had no personality and blew up with anger over random things. I wish there was more development in the back story as well.

It was an enjoyable, easy, summer read, however not the best.

Every time Connor wandered off... or Margaux tried to be his friend.. Nick was all like..

3/5 Albi Cats

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