Winter Whimsy (The Boardwalk by the Sea book 3) by G

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Georgina Troy and Green Shutter Books for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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Zip up your puffer coat, winter has arrived!

When Lexi Davies discovers that her father has sold the fishermen’s cottages she runs as holiday lets and where she also lives, she is heartbroken. Then, when Oliver Whimsy arrives at the boardwalk and announces that he is the new owner, Lexi realises that the future she was looking forward to enjoying at her cottages is over.

Oliver might be handsome, wealthy and very sexy, but he’s new to the island and has already made a terrible impression on the locals. When he offers Lexi a job, she’s unsure whether she should accept. Unfortunately, she has little alternative if she wants a roof over her head for the winter.

As Lexi gets to know Oliver better, she discovers there’s far more to Oliver Whimsy than she or anyone else had imagined. Just what is the heartache Oliver’s trying so desperately to hide and why was he so determined to buy the cottages? Lexi wants to find out, but in order to do so she’s going to have to spend time with him…

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My Thoughts

I cannot believe this is my first time visiting the Boardwalk and its inhabitants.  This is the book I didn’t know I needed this weekend.  It was like chocolate for the soul and melted my heart whilst soothing away the stress. 

Despite being new in time I felt welcomed, like an old friend being enveloped into the bosom of the community.  Each character has a different personality and brings a new spark into the mix.  I adored the protagonists Oliver and Lexi. Oliver has a cheeky side to him that I was completely attracted to and he’s honest and sweet.  Lexi had a nasty shock in the beginning of the story and I really felt for her.  It left her vulnerable but to be honest, it did push her to think about her own life a little too.  She is lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful community of friends and I have to say my favourite is Jack.  He is so funny and energetic. 

The setting is so wintery but delightful.  The markets, café, a walk by the Sea and picturesque and unique cottages paint such a perfect and cosy picture.  The delicious food and drinks served in the café followed by a peruse around the second hand bookshop make this somewhere I would love to be all year around.    

The plot does span over Christmas but it isn’t a huge part so this is a perfect novel for this time of year.  It’s completely uplifting and wonderful and I cannot wait to return to The Boardwalk and visit again.  I am definitely off to buy the previous books in the series.     

Highly recommended for a little bit of indulgence and escape.     

Author Bio – Georgina Troy

Georgina Troy is a pseudonym of author Deborah Carr, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Poppy Field, Broken Faces and the Mrs Boots series.

She was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016 (RoNAs) with A Jersey Kiss, book 1 in her Jersey Scene series.

Georgina lives on the island of Jersey with her husband and three rescue dogs and is 1/3 of The Blonde Plotters.

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