Beach Bar Baby by Heidi Rice: Review

May 18, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.

Beach Bar Baby by Heidi Rice: ReviewBeach Bar Baby by Heidi Rice
four-stars
Published by Harlequin KISS on May 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 224
Format: eARC
Source: the publisher
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Beach…

After some bad news, Ella jets off to sunny Bermuda for a bit of solo R & R….

Bar…

By day six, surrounded by honeymooners and smug marrieds, she has to admit the solo bit is getting a teeny bit boring! Why say no to a casual date at the bar with ripped, tanned and enigmatic Cooper Delaney?

Baby!

It's really not Coop's style to flirt with tourists, let alone hook up with one again. But he can't get the sweet London girl out of his head. A business trip to Europe is the perfect chance to see her. Only he finds Ella curvier, prettier…and keeping a secret he was so not expecting…!

Trust me when I say that even if you aren’t a beach person, you’ll want to visit Bermuda after reading Beach Bar Baby. I know I did. Maybe it was partly because it is the middle of Autumn here in Melbourne, and not that warm. The lush, tropical scenes as described by Heidi Rice made it feel as if you were sitting on the deck of the boat, listening to the sound of the waves.

So, here’s what I thought of Beach Bar Baby!

There’s something quite delicious about a holiday romance, particularly one set in a tropical location. The chemistry between Ella and Cooper certainly matched the setting for its heat – it was plain to see from the first encounter on the snorkelling boat that these two were going to be hot together.

I’m not always a fan of secret baby storylines, because the reasons for keeping the pregnancy secret can sometimes feel a little flimsy. This time, however, this was not the case. Ella’s found out something potentially devastating and Cooper isn’t willing to risk his heart because of his past – so when the news of an impending arrival comes out, both react exactly as I would expect them too. I can also understand that Ella had past events motivating her and didn’t want that to affect her decisions. Cooper’s decision making, on occasion, left some to be desired – but hey, he has just had a baby surprise!

I love Ella’s friend Ruby, who you may remember from an earlier book, Cupcakes and Killer Heels – everyone needs someone like her in their corner at times.

All in all, a fun and sexy read perfect for a summer’s afternoon – or for dreaming about one (as it was for me).

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