Summer with the Marine: Sweet Small Town Romance with Heart (Blue Bay Beach Reads Romance Book 1) by Ellie Hall

Rating: 4 out of 5.

He’s a marine figuring out how to be a dad. She’s out of work and moves in with her mom. A surprise reunion brings the old friends together. Will a dare turn them into something more?

Eisley Higgins is laid off and needs a fresh start. Her mother offers her the loft space at her new beach cottage. The last thing she wants to do is move to a retirement community in coastal Florida. She gets a job at a local restaurant and her coworkers insist she follow through with the new-employee ritual to go on a date with her first customer. She’s shocked when it turns out to be her childhood best friend.

Ford Armstrong spent over ten years in the military serving his country. During that time, he married, but the relationship and his hope for a family quickly fizzled. After what felt like a failure, he fully turned his focus to the Marine Corps, but then received two life-changing pieces of news. While figuring out his future, he runs into the girl from his past. Only, the first thing out of her mouth is the last thing he expects to hear.

Over a decade of friendship. Then over a decade apart. Can they overcome their hardships, get past secrets, and come together to create a future?

My Review

This book is more like a short story with only 129 pages on kindle . But the blurb is interesting.  I enjoyed the author notes at the beginning of the book.  Also the map she included was fantastic . Eisley isn’t happy to move to what she calls retirement, USA.  Really is small town in coastal Florida called Blue Bay Beach . She is moving in with mom to get a fresh start . 

She gets a job at a local place waiting tables . But they have a fun initiation they have to go out with the next male they serve.  The next custom she approached reminds of her a boy she knew and loved before he joined the military .  Ford is a there for the summer . He recognized her .  Ford has a a lot of baggage and Eisley has a lot of heartbreak when they stopped talking as friends .  They make up but things get rocky and they both deal with their own fears . 

This story is sweet and lovely perfect summer read . I love the romance and friends to lovers theme . I loved that the author made her characters with damage they were perfect and neither was the past . I love they overcame things to be with each other . This was a sweet , non steamy short story . 

If you want to read Summer with the Marine by Ellie Hall you can find it on Amazon. As an Amazon associate I earn on quaifying purchases.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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