ARC Review: Summer on Sunshine Bay by Debbie Mason

Lila Rosetti Sinclair returns to Sunshine Bay a bundle of nerves. After being gone for years, sharing the news that she’s engaged—to a man her mother has never met—is going to be difficult to navigate. But when her fiancé David surprises her with an engagement party at Windemere, the upscale inn his parents recently purchased and that just may put her family’s restaurant, La Dolce Vita, out of business, Lila’s got a whole new set of problems.
Eva Rosetti is so ecstatic to finally have her daughter home that she pushes aside her misgivings about having to come face-to-face with Lila’s father again. That is until he sweeps into town and feelings Eva thought far behind her resurface....
With a family business to save and a wedding to plan, Eva and Lila’s reunion is more than either bargained for, but with a little luck and a whole lot of support from friends and family, it may just turn out to be the best summer of their lives.
As you know I love Debbie Mason's books. She has a way of writing characters that you can't help by love even when you don't like them right away. Her books are full of fun, love and great families. 

When I went into the story, I knew that it would be more woman's fiction than romance. Since I love Mason, I read it anyway. I don't really enjoy woman's fiction but again, Mason. 

As a whole this isn't the story for me. I didn't like David at all. In fact, most of the time Mason can take a character I hate and change that but that doesn't happen here. I just couldn't trust him. It might be for the fact that he's not really a player in this story. It's more about Lila and her family. 

The story jumps around a lot but I didn't mind that. I like a busy story. What I didn't really care for is that I didn't feel like I really got to know anyone. Like most of her books this one didn't have the caring and depth to it. I think that's because it's not really a romance. In a romance you'd want a lot of David and Lila and a bit of family in friends. Instead, you have the opposite. 

I think if you enjoy women's fiction then give this a try, she's a wonderful author. 


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