Thursday, February 7, 2013

Review: Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway

Christie Ridgway invites you to a special place of sun, sand and romance in her new series, Beach House No. 9. Enjoy this prequel novella and meet the people of Crescent Cove…

Two miles of magic. That's how Meg Alexander remembers her childhood home of Crescent Cove on the California coast. But Meg doesn't believe in magic anymore—not since heartbreak made her leave at nineteen and kept her away for ten years.

Yet Meg can't say no when her sister asks her to temporarily step in as the cove's property manager—and she can't deny her instant attraction to handsome guest Caleb McCall. He sparks a desire that Meg hasn't felt in a long time. But even as their incredible, incendiary kisses tempt her into a short-term fling, her head tells her to pull away.

Can Caleb convince her to give love a second chance?

Beach House Beginnings is a great introduction to Ms. Ridgway's upcoming trilogy.   We are transported to Crescent Cove and meet Meg Alexander, a woman who has returned to her childhood home reluctantly.    Caleb McCall is a man who wants to make a change in his life.  When he meets (or rather reconnects with) Meg, he knows she is what brought him to Beach House No. 9.  

There's an air of the magical around their connection, with coincidences that cannot be undone or ignored, though this novella and the upcoming trilogy are straight-up contemporary romances.  The only part I could have done without is
Meg and Caleb's marriage at the end.  I could believe in their HEA and that they would eventually get married, but I didn't need such a resolution for this couple.   

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