Ice Creams at Emerald Cove by Holly Martin

Thank you to Holly for the invitation to read and review book three in the series. My thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.


Escape to the Cornish coast this spring with a trip to the beautiful Emerald Cove, where the sea sparkles in the sunshine, the sand glitters like gold, and true love is in the air. From the bestselling author of Sunrise over Sapphire Bay comes this gorgeously romantic and uplifting tale.

Skye Philips and Jesse Hamilton have a complicated relationship. They’ve been neighbours, best friends and even briefly married. But ever since Skye returned to the beautiful shores of Jewel Island to help her sisters Aria and Clover run their family hotel, she doesn’t know where she stands with Jesse.

When they’re together the chemistry between them sizzles, but with Jesse living in Canada and Skye on the Cornish island she calls home, they’ve kept things casual. Till now…

Jesse is coming to Jewel Island for the annual Pudding Parade and Skye knows this is her chance to tell him how she really feels. But putting her heart on the line isn’t easy when it’s been broken in the past. Will Jesse return her love? Or will she lose him for good?

Everything she’s ever wanted can be hers if she’s willing to take the chance, but is Skye brave enough to risk her heart once again?’

Set sail to the Cornish coast where sunshine, laughter and romance awaits. This stunning love story is guaranteed to steal your heart this summer; it’s the perfect read for fans of Sarah Morgan, Veronica Henry and Jill Mansell.

My thoughts:

It was wonderful to be back at the hotel, to meet the three sisters and the other regulars, especially Sylvia who writes erotic fiction in her eighties. We had met Skye and Jesse in the previous two books in this lovely series, but this time they take centre stage. Will they continue being ‘friends with benefits’ or will they both be able to move forward and realise how important they are to each other?

In addition to the ‘will they/won’t they’ romance, this book features puddings, ice creams and the seaside. It was lovely to read this during UK lockdown 3, to imagine being at a hotel and visiting the beach. Holly Martin has delivered another lovely escape from lockdown in a book, full of romance, friendship and sunshine.

Happy to recommend this book (and the others in the series) to anyone looking for an uplifting read about family, friendships and romance.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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