Today marks the publication of Holly Martin‘s new novel, Summer at Buttercup Beach (Sphere) – the next novel in her hugely popular Hope Island series after Spring at Blueberry Bay. It is the first collaboration between the bestselling Holly Martin and the paperback publisher Sphere.
This summer everything is about to change on Hope Island. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling and a second chance for romance is in the air…
For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…
Lately they’ve shared affectionate moments and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancée in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.
Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?
Summer at Buttercup Beach has already won rave reviews from bloggers and readers alike. Here are some of their reactions:
‘Everything you could want from a Holly Martin book … like coming home to a good friend, warm and comforting … you know you are going to enjoy it, and it doesn’t let you down.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because I really loved it. It has definitely become one of my favourite books ever! As soon as I began reading Summer at Buttercup Beach I found it so easy to read and I was hooked, I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I have read most of this author’s work and loved every one, this was no different. She has produced yet another brilliant story which transports us away to Hope Island once more, and into the lives of those who live and work there. I honestly couldn’t put it down.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘I can honestly say that I was swept away by this book. Full of heart, warmth and a smidgen of sexiness this is a perfect holiday read. Sunny, bright and full of hope this is one book you won’t want to put down!’ Escapades of a Bookworm
‘Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours and Summer at Buttercup Beach was no exception. Holly Martin’s writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer
Congratulations Holly, and for everyone heading to Hope Island: we know you’ll enjoy your trip!