More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay #1) by Shannon Stacey
Publication date: July 1, 2020
Pages: 288 pages
Genre: Contemporary romance
Rating: 3/5 stars ✰✰✰
Strengths: Happy, endearing characters
Meredith bought a new beach house, sight unseen. She's moving across the country with her young daughter, Sophie, and their dog Oscar to start fresh since losing Meredith's husband to a traffic accident four years earlier. The realtor told her their closest neighbor is an old woman who lives alone. Imagine their surprise when a man who isn't hard on the eyes is the first person they see at the house next door in quaint little Blackberry Bay.
Meredith does not remember knowing hot neighbor Cam's biological father or grandmother when she grew up in Blackberry Bay. Cam is officially known as the heir to the Maguire business interests in New York City. He's just in Blackberry Bay for the summer to wrap up the estate of the grandmother he never knew. She left it to him, after keeping her promise to her son to never contact Cam (at least while she was alive).
As I said, this was a pretty predictable book, but sometimes that's the right, feel-good thing for it to be. I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a pleasant beach or travel read. I'd also be curious to see the later books in the series. Blackberry Bay is full of fun small-town characters, and I already have a guess who the next book will be about.
Thank you to Harlequin and Netgalley for my advance electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.