Friday, 12 August 2016

Blog Tour & Review: The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club

Hiya, Bookworms!
Excited to be a part of the blog tour for THE SUNFLOWER COTTAGE BREAKFAST CLUB by Lynsey James. It is the second book in #Luna Bay series, a cute and sweet love story. 

Luna Bay #2
Author: Linsey James
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Publishers: Carina UK
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The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father.
Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion.
Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.
Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way…


Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including makeup artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She hasn't looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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THE SUNFLOWER COTTAGE BREAKFAST CLUB begins with Emily, the main character, losing her much-awaited promotion to her rival, followed by her parent's confession about dad not being the biological father of her. The devastated protagonist decides to travel to Luna Bay, where her real father lives with his family, for a chance to meet and get to know him and also to win a deal with a certain B&B called SUNFLOWER COTTAGE for the company she is working for.

Upon reaching there, Emily meets a bunch of amiable, caring people and starts to enjoy the pleasant, carefree life over there. She develops a beautiful relationship with Noah, a handsome and charmingly rude man, over bonding with him to start a breakfast club at B&B. The rest of the chapters narrate Emily learning the truth about her parents and her final decision to either return to  her life in Glasgow or stay in Luna Bay with Noah and new friends.

A satisfying read, that's what TSCBC is. It doesn't have many dramatic scenes or swooning romance, yet, sweet and very interesting. It struck me as a story that can actually happen in life, not just in storybooks. The scenarios and character's decisions seemed genuine to me. I reckon that's why I liked the story so much. And, there was a lot of cooking going on. The Breakfast club and their cooking experiments were outright hilarious. An enjoyable story, indeed!

Having said that, the ending is predictable, it has delightful twists and turns, though. TSCBC is the second instalment in "Luna Bay" series, so, I expected some vivid descriptions of this seaside village and what attracts everyone towards it. Sadly, I couldn't find any details, which was a disappointment, to be honest. I felt it was the pleasing personality of the people that attracted Emily to stay there, not any magic of Luna Bay. I also wished to know more about Emily's dad- the one who brought her up as his own blood, such an admirable person but he doesn't play a big role in the story.

However, THE SUNFLOWER COTTAGE BREAKFAST CLUB is a very pleasant story. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more stories by Lynsey James.

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