Series: Matchmaker Bay #2
Published by Forever
Published: July 28, 2020
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From the USA Today bestselling "master of witty banter" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a hilarious and heartwarming romance about a big city doctor who never expected to find the man of her dreams in the tiny town of Matchmaker Bay.
Dr. Nora Walsh has just been dumped in spectacular fashion, making it the perfect time for a major life change. She figures taking over the medical practice in tiny Matchmaker Bay for a couple of years will help her get over her broken heart, and then she can head back to the big city. But when the first man she sees looks like a superhero god, she wonders if maybe there's something to small-town living after all.
Jake Ramsey also has a broken heart -- one he never expects to heal. He doesn't need people anyway and is content hiding out in his secluded cottage on the beach. But after helping Nora with a medical emergency, he finds himself opening up to the witty, warmhearted doctor. Soon the local matchmakers are working overtime to pair them off, and Jake begins to wonder if his campaign to get Nora to stay is for the town or because he can't bear the thought of her leaving.
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I’m a Jenny Holiday fan girl. There is no point in denying it. When I first met her writing with her Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series I knew I was going to be a fan for a while. There is something so right about the stories she tells and each book in the series got better and better. And honestly the same has happened with the Matchmaker Bay series. While I enjoyed Mermaid Inn, I have fallen completely head over heels in love with Paradise Cove. Nora and Jake’s story was beyond my expectations and I’m going to tell you why.
Paradise Cove is about Nora, the new doctor in town, and Jake, a lifer that suffered a great tragedy when his son died from the flu. Nora is looking for a new start after a terrible break-up and Jake is content in his loner life style. But when these two meet Jake finds himself opening up in a way that he hasn’t in a long time and Nora finds that this small town may not be so easy to leave behind. Slowly these two become close and start to help heal each other in ways they didn’t expect. The one thing about finding an unexpected connection is being prepared for it to change your life.
This book! This book! This book! It is hard for me to explain what I loved so much about Paradise Cove. I don’t know if it was Jake, so sad and broken and just looking for a connection after what he went though. Or if it was Nora, a fresh face in a small town that desperately needed her energy and vibe. Or if it was Jake and Nora together that made this book magical. Whatever it was, it was Jenny’s best book and I loved every turn of the page. Jake was so sad and broken and Nora helped him want to put himself back together. I loved it so much.
I know this review is kind of ramble-y and all over the place, but what you really need to take away from it that it is AWESOME and you need to read it! You will walk away so happy (even after you shed a few tears) and just want the next book in the series. Paradise Cove is one you do not want to miss!