The Boardwalk by the Sea - Autumn Antics by Georgina TroyAutumn Antics (The Boardwalk by the Sea Book 2)

Being a part-time hand model can be tricky, especially when you have to deal with prima donnas like Megan Knight, a reality star whose meteoric rise has surprised everyone. Bella is happiest running her tiny antique business from the front room of her cottage on the boardwalk. To ensure she has enough income coming in, she also rents out two of her bedrooms and is hiding a secret crush on one of her lodgers. His name is Jack and he also happens to be her best friend Sacha’s brother.

If life wasn’t complicated enough, her world-travelling mother appears on her doorstep on the same evening that Jack’s ex-fiancée arrives on the boardwalk determined to win him back. Bella has a lot of thinking to do and soon discovers that not all gems sparkle.

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Deborah MedAuthor Bio – Georgina Troy is a pseudonym of author Deborah Carr. She recently signed with HarperCollins’ romance imprint HarperImpulse to write an historical romance to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr will be published in e-book format on 12 October 2018 and in paperback on 27 December 2018.

Georgina was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016 (RoNAs) with A Jersey Kiss and a finalist in the Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2015. Her first four-book series, The Jersey Scene and books 1 and 2 of her second series, The Boardwalk by the Sea are available.

She also writes thrillers as Ella Drummond and lives on the island of Jersey with her husband and three rescue dogs and is 1/3 of The Blonde Plotters.

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This book was such a reading pleasure. I was introduced to the island of Jersey and I would love to visit it. The description of it sounds so damn good and something I would really enjoy visiting.

Our main character is Bella, a hand model. We first meet her when she’s out on her modeling job along with Megan, a reality star that’s just currently making her way up. They don’t go on too well in the beginning, that’s for sure. Bella lives on the island of Jersey and has her antique shop Bee Hive (that I would love to visit). She lives with her two lodgers; Jack and Alessandro. Bella has a huge crush on Jack and he obviously has a crash on her as well. But throughout a book, they face few problems (like his ex fiance for example).

Megan is one of those people that you hate in the beginning but once you get to know them better, you start to like them. It is hard not to like her when you hear her story and why is she acting the way she is. I really liked her character in the end which surprised me but I think it is all thanks to good writing and character development.

This book was about friendship and caring. You see how much people care for each other on the island and that’s really nice to see. Also, the development of the relationship between Jack and Bella was nice. It wasn’t rushed and just thrown in the readers’ face. I will have to find the first book as well because I’m now interested in Georgina’s work.

Rating: 4* out of 5


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