Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot—the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she’s ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service—but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who’s already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.
Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will’s sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime?
This book follows three women and their relationships. Jess O’Brien who has been unlucky in love. Connie Collins who has a thing for Thomas O’Brien Jess’s uncle. Laila Riley who’s lonely and looking for someone to fit with her. Will Lincoln has set up a dating service called Lunch By The Bay, mainly to get over his infatuation with Jess O’Brien who seems to dislike him for some reason. While everyone in town seems to be figuring out what is going on with Jess and Will, Jess has been oblivious to the whole scenario. Jess always seems to get tongue tied and flustered around him. Connie has her own problems of figuring out what her relationship to Thomas O’Brien is? She knows what she wants and that no one will measure up to Thomas.
This book was sent to me via Harlequin via NetGalley. The things I loved absolutely loved about this book, the characters are real their problems could plague anyone. The seashore/beach. I love any story that includes water *I think it’s cause I grew up with summers on the lake in NH*. And for a romance I love how these scenarios could happen. What frustrated me was how dense some of the guys are. Not that dense guys are a bad thing but sometimes I’d like to kick them a tad. Overall a great book and series. Can’t wait to read Beach Lane.