Review: Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday

Maya Mehta will do anything to save her tiny, beloved community theater. Put on musicals she hates? Check. Hire an arrogant former-pop-star-turned-actor? Done. But what Maya really needs to save her theater is Matchmaker Bay's new business grant. She's got some serious competition, though: Benjamin "Law" Lawson, local bar owner, Jerk Extraordinaire, and Maya's annoyingly hot arch-nemesis. Let the games begin.

Law loves nothing more than getting under Maya's skin and making those gorgeous eyes dance with irritation. But when he discovers the ex-pop star has a thing for Maya, too, Law decides he's done waiting in the wings-starting with a scorching-hot kiss. Turns out there's a thin line between hate and irresistible desire, and Maya and Law are really good at crossing it. But when things heat up, will they allow their long-standing feud to get in the way of their growing feelings?
I'm a new reader of Holiday and have been enjoying this series. Right now I'm really into small-town romances and this one fits the bill. 

You get to know Maya and Law in the prior book a bit and get that they aren't really friends. Their issues with each other make for a pretty fun story. I know that sounds silly but you'll see. They have a chance to win some money and they both want it. Maya really needs it badly so she is even more snarky. 

I felt for Maya. She's at her wit's end to save her theater and it's not looking good. She only has one choice and that's to win this contest. Since Law is also trying to win it makes her fight even harder. This is one of those books that you're so glad to be able to feel like the fly on the wall. It really took these two a long time to figure out that they should be together. 

What makes the story even better is the fact that the town does all it can to help them out. After a lot of hard work (from the town) and laughter on my part, they finally get a clue. As I mentioned I really enjoyed this one and all the wonderful characters in the town. A perfect weekend read. Have any of you read her?


  1. I like small town romances sometimes. This sounds fun.

    1. It's very enjoyable. I've been on them for a while now.


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