Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Review: Driftwood Cottage

Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores)

About the Book:
Single mom Heather Donovan’s dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O’Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son’s father, Connor O’Brien. His parents’ divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage.

Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather’s just about given up on her old dreams—of love, of familyand especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It’s going to take a lot of persuasion—and some help from the O’Brien family—to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for.

My Comments:
As you might guess from the cover, this book is a perfect beach read--light, fluffy, totally devoid of substance, but fun nevertheless.  Heather and Connor love each other, but he doesn't believe in marriage--its just a piece of paper after all.  She was ok with that until they had a son.  When he wouldn't marry her, she moved out.  Do you think I ever doubted how it would end?

As noted in the link above, this book is part of a series.  I haven't read any of the others, but my guess is that they all involve the large clan to which Connor belongs as this book spent too much time on characters who had too little to do with this story for me not to figure there was backstory told elsewhere, but those folks didn't take take the focus off Heather and Connor in this story.  My only complaint is that until  a crisis happened, Heather and Connor seemed to be repeating the same dialogue--the day was different but the action the same. 

This is mass-market romance.  Since Heather and Connor aren't married and have a child, it is safe to say they were intimate before marriage.  There is one intimate scene in the book, and I'd rate it as PG.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available through NetGalley.  I was under no obligation to read, review or positively review this book.  Grade:  B-.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a nice enough read for the summer. I'll have to keep it in mind.

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