Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazing Start to the Ocean Breeze Series by Sherryl Woods

Sand Castle Bay
Ocean Breeze #1
Sherryl Woods
Released March 26th, 2013
384 Pages
Harlequin MIRA
Gifted by NetGalley
Reviewed by Lisa

Two of my favorites wrapped into one, family series about three sisters and a romance about lost love...Couldn't get any better!

In a trade-off she's lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. The youngest of three sisters, Emily desperately wanted to prove herself. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind the man she loved.For Boone Dorsett, losing Emily left his heart shattered, but another woman was waiting in the wings. Now a widower with a young son, Boone has a second chance with Emily when a storm brings her home. But with his former in-laws threatening a custody suit, the stakes of loving her are higher than ever.

Will fate once again separate them—or is the time finally right for these two star-crossed lovers?

I have to tell the truth...this is my FIRST Sherryl Woods book EVER...and I am so ashamed to say, because I had SO MUCH FUN reading it!  As a transplant from Long Island, NY to Wilmington, NC, I can vouch for the well-written coastal description, it was like taking a ride down to the beach, I think I could even smell the salty air.

Sand Castle Bay is the first book in the Ocean Breeze series, which involves the Castle Sisters, and their wonderful Grandmother, Cora Jane, LOVE HER!!  The first sister, Emily, has come home after a hurricane struck the coast, to help clean-up the beach side restaurant owned by her gran.  She expected missing shingles, and broken windows, what she doesn't expect is Boone Dorsett, the man she left behind ten years ago. 

These two have A LOT of built-up emotion between them, even after all these years.  The hurt never left, as and betrayal that Emily and Boone feel towards each other is something that neither has soon forgotten about.  But the spark between then is as strong as ever, all it takes is a look!!  WHOA BABY!!

Emily and Boone have a rough time at a second go.  Not only does he have a child to consider, he has his still half broken heart and she has her reservations as well, but this time around, it might just work out, if they don't let old hurts get in the way of a new beginning. 

Might I just say...I adored this romance and I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on more of the Ocean Breeze series.  I know there is a great story to be had for Gabi and Samantha, and I can't wait to see where Sherryl will take us!!

I highly recommend Sand Castle Bay, and I know the rest of the series will be just as good!!


One lucky commenter will be chosen to win a paperback copy of Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods.  Please leave a comment with a VALID EMAIL address to be entered. 
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franlori said...

Can't wait to read it, sounds wonderful!!

Kim said...

I love Sherryl Woods. I have NO idea how I missed that she had a new book.

Quilt Lady said...

Sounds like a really great read. I love Sherryl's books.

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JenfromTexas said...

Going to check this out - love books about romance, sisters and the beach!

elisamarie said...

I am a big Sherryl Woods fan. I found the Sweet Magnolia's series and have been hooked ever since. I have read most of her books and can't wait to start this series. Oh, and my favorite Beach memory is when my mom, sister, nephew and I were at the beach in Juipter, FL and a Kite parachutist (I don't know what you call them) landed in front of us. It was SO cool!

amanda said...

I have never read a book by Sherryl Woods but this sounds amazing! I have only been to the beach once and had the most amazing time just watching my kids play in the sand and ocean, most amazing day.

Pat L. said...

I love Sherryl Woods books and am always happy when she has a new series coming out. For any of you that havent read her, try her older books as well - she has a series with a lovable patriarch and the last book in the series I believe he is alive and kicking at 90.

All her books are great. And so is her cookbook.

Betty Hamilton said...

I have read a few of Sherryl's books and enjoyed them. This one sounds like one that i would really enjoy! I would LOVE to win a copy.
bettysunflower at hotmail dot com

TwiMom22580 said...

Looks like another author that I need to look up!

AllyCakes4 said...

I love her books!! ;)