Review: The House on Sunshine Lane by Phoebe Lane

Abby Engel has a great life. She's the owner of Sunshine Corner, the daycare she runs with her girlfriends; she has the most adoring grandmother (aka the Baby Whisperer); and she lives in a perfect hidden gem of a town. All that's missing is the thing she wants the most: a family. But after a stint of online dating and a string of bad blind dates, she's ready to give up. And then her ex-boyfriend (aka the love of her life) walks back into town...

Carter Hayes has no intention of staying in Heart's Hope Bay. He's there to help his sister out for a few weeks, and then he's back on a plane to Las Vegas. But small-town living has its appeal, and it’s not long before Carter's reminded of just how much he loves his hometown...and the one woman he’s never been able to forget. But after breaking her heart all those years ago, can Carter convince Abby that he’s her happy-ever-after?
I love starting a new series. There is something exciting about getting to a new town and learning about it and the people who live there. When I saw the cover for The House on Sunshine Lane I knew that I had to try it. In fact, I didn't even know what the book was about it was all about the cover for me. 

The book starts off wonderfully. I right away got a feeling about the characters and decided I liked them. In fact, you meet the hero and heroine of this story pretty quickly within the story. That can give you a good amount of time with them or play your hand too soon. With this story, it's a little of both. 

I really enjoy the story but can't say it's my favorite. You'll enjoy the characters especially Sofia. Both Carter and Abby once had a relationship so this is a second chance romance. I will admit and I think this is what made this a 3.5 stars and not a 4 is that I didn't feel like these two ever dated at one time. They seemed like they didn't totally click and if it wasn't for Carter's niece they wouldn't have many touching moments. 

I know that they haven't been together for a long time so I tried to see them as getting together for the first time. Let's be honest everyone changes from the time they are teenagers. We grow and become better people or at least we hope so. 

I might not have loved this story but I did like it enough to try the next book in the series. Like I said it has great characters and makes for a good summer read. I think as a whole you'll find this to be a good story. If I forgot to mention you'll love Abby's grandmother too. Great lady. 


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