Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review- Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter

My celebration of Inspy week continues today with the next Romance/Romantic Suspense nominee, Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter.

Seaside Letters
was everything I want in a romance. It grabbed me from the first chapter with angst and emotion and kept me glued to my seat until the book finished some three hundred pages and a couple of hours later. I did not get up to get a drink, I did not get a snack. I did not answer my cell phone. I just sat there and read the entire novel in one sitting.

This is the kind of book that makes me LOVE romance (and yes, all caps required). The heroine was vulnerable and wary. The hero was resourceful and extremely patient. Their relationship was a cat and mouse game where the stakes rose as each chapter passed.

There is some suspension of disbelief required of the reader to get through the middle plot twists, but really, romance lovers like myself are used to suspending disbelief in order to enjoy the story (Twilight, anyone?).

Shout out to Denise Hunter...you've just made another slightly obsessed book blogging stalker...er, fan. I'll be tracking down everything you've written!

Want more info? Here's the back cover blurb:
Sabrina never intended to fall in love with Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning at a Nantucket cafe--especially since he's unwittingly tied to a past she deeply regrets. But she's fallen hard, though she's kept her feelings a secret.

When Tucker learns Sabrina is the research assistant for a local mystery writer, he asks Sabrina to help him with a little sleuthing of his own...locating an elusive woman he's fallen for online.

If Sabrina accepts the job, she'll spend her evenings in close proximity to a man who can never be hers. If she turns him down, he'll hire someone else--and that would be a disaster. Because if someone else sifts through all those letters and finds out the truth, Tucker will discover her secret...

That the person he's trying to find is her.

My Rating:

Don't forget, all comments count as an extra entry toward my Sons of Thunder giveaway!


  1. What en opening! I'll have to check it out!!
    Thanks, Joy.

  2. Wow, great review! Sounds like you guys had some wonderful entries to the INSPY awards!

  3. Great review! Judging the INSPY's sounds like a lot of work, but it seems like you experienced some great stories. Thanks for sharing your reviews with us.

  4. Okay, Joy -- now I need a bubble bath (preferably with a beach view) and that book! It's 17 degrees with negative wind chills here in these land-locked plains; in other words: it's great curl-up-with-a-book weather! Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Oh ladies, I love, Loved, LOVED this one! Definitely check it out.

    Shawna, I hear ya' sister. We have those same temps here too.

  6. I'm trying to cut back on the books I bring into my house until I catch up, but then I come over here!! Your review is so great I SOOO want to read this one now. :)

  7. You did a superb job on the review.
    Sounds like a book I would enjoy!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving some comment luv.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. This is on my TBR list. I love Denise Hunter's books - they are awesome! The Inconvenient Groom is a MUST read- really good book.

  9. I really want to read this book. It sounds like a wonderful romance novel. Tore923@aol.com

  10. Wow! Over 300 pages in one sitting? I thought I was a "reader" but I think you have me beat! Seaside Letters sounds like a very good read. I'll have to check it out.

  11. Thanks so much, Joy, for your lovely review. You made my day!

  12. @Bluerose- I tried to cut back this fall too, it didn't go so well. I think as long as I'm book blogging I'm going to have a mountain of things in my TBR pile.

    @Michelle- No, thank *you*. :)

    @Twiga- I have that one! I bought it after I read Seaside Letters. I meant it when I said I was tracking down all her other books. LOL. I haven't read it yet due to other review obligations, but it's definitely on the horizon.

    @Tore- I'm not giving this one away Tore, but thanks for your comment. It counts as an extra entry for Sons of Thunder.

    @Denise- Yay, thanks for stopping by! I get such a kick out of having my favorite authors say hello. :)

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