ARC Review: Sea Glass Summer by Miranda Liasson

Kit Blakemore is ready to live again. After her husband died while serving in the military, she was in a haze of grief. Now she wants to reclaim her former self—finish her degree and find a better career to provide for their sweet little boy, Oliver. To do that, she’ll need to sell her late husband’s dilapidated Victorian in Seashell Harbor. But first, Kit intends to give Ollie the kind of unforgettable seaside summer she had growing up, making lifelong memories and friendships.

Of course, nothing goes exactly as she planned. Ollie is struggling with his confidence, and frankly, so is Kit. But everything changes when her husband’s best friend, Alex de la Cruz, returns to town, offering to help her renovate. She doesn’t expect Alex to temporarily move in…or for him to bond with Ollie…or for her numb heart to begin thawing. Slowly he’s helping Kit and Ollie heal, and it scares her to death.

Kit swore she wouldn’t leave herself open to the pain of loss again. But if she’s going to teach her son to be brave and move forward, Kit must first face her own fears.
I love when you read a book and when you are done you can't wait for the next one because you wanted to know what happened to the characters. That's what happened with this series. I couldn't wait for the next book. I still can't wait for the next one. 

My heart broke for Kit. You really felt her pain throughout the story. She really missed her husband and was having trouble moving on. I felt she just needed someone else in her life to realize it was okay to keep living. 

Kit found that in Alex. 

I really enjoyed Sea Glass Summer. It's full of warmth, love, and humor. Right away I found myself falling in love with the people of this story. Kit isn't the only one with issues with her husband's death. Alex isn't doing any better with it. He has such guilt from both his friend's death and the fact that he always loved his friend's wife. What a web. 

As a whole, this is a wonderful story. The romance between Kit and Alex is slow-building so you really get to know them as people before they get together. You'll find that Kit is a great mom who works so hard to do the best for her kid and make up for the fact that his father has passed. I was a little surprised that on how her parents treated her about moving out. Not badly, just like a child. As the book went on everything became clear. 

Alex spends most of the book helping out Kit and trying to keep his hands off her. So many times I wanted to yell at him to act! Finally, they get together but it's not smooth going. Issues come up and I think it's because of Kit's guilt. She used anything she could find to not be happy. Finally, it all worked out 

I will say I wish I had a bit more of them being together. I understand the book needed all the other stuff going on to tell the story but I think they needed more happy time for us to see. I'm hoping we'll see it in the next book. I'm looking forward to the next story in the series. Can't wait to see what happens. You'll find Sea Glass Summer a pleasure to read. A great poolside story. Have any of you read her?


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