When life throws you lemons…
Zip up your puffer coat, winter has arrived!
When Lexi Davies discovers that her father has sold the fishermen’s cottages she runs as holiday lets and where she also lives, she is heartbroken. Then, when Oliver Whimsy arrives at the boardwalk and announces that he is the new owner, Lexi realises that the future she was looking forward to enjoying at her cottages is over.
Oliver might be handsome, wealthy and very sexy, but he’s new to the island and has already made a terrible impression on the locals. When he offers Lexi a job, she’s unsure whether she should accept. Unfortunately, she has little alternative if she wants a roof over her head for the winter.
As Lexi gets to know Oliver better, she discovers there’s far more to Oliver Whimsy than she or anyone else had imagined. Just what is the heartache Oliver’s trying so desperately to hide and why was he so determined to buy the cottages? Lexi wants to find out, but in order to do so she’s going to have to spend time with him…
Lexi feels her life is falling apart. She has discovered that her father has sold the cottages she runs as holidays lets, and one of them is also the place she calls home.
Not only does she not have a job anymore, but also she has no place to stay and when she meets the new owner, Oliver Whimsy, her dreams are truly crushed.
He is new to the island, and has not made a very good first impression with the locals. Just shows that good looks and money is not everything.
Yet he offers Lexi a job and even if she is not adamant in accepting it, she does not have a lot of choice.
As Lexi gets to know Oliver better, she discovers that there is more to him than everyone thinks.
This was the first story I have read from this author and I was pleasantly surprised.
Okay, the fact that a father could just put his own daughter without a job or a home, left me flabbergasted. And together with Lexi I was thinking it was all because of Gloria, her father’s new girlfriend.
Even with the bad news on her way, I instantly liked Lexi. Her whole character screams ‘kind’, ‘caring’ and she is just someone I would like to call my friend.
Oliver truly seemed like the odd duck. He’s not from around and the way he acts makes more eyebrows frown.
But when together with Lexi we get to know him better, it’s obvious there is way more than I imagined.
And even before that knowledge, just the way he offers Lexi a job to help her out, gives us a glimpse of his real character.
This story has so many beautiful and sweet moments, that made it all an easy read. The harder bits were a bit harder to digest, because I just couldn’t grasp the reasons behind it. And the conclusion of those bits left me a bit unsatisfied, because it’s obvious there is more to it (is it also a ‘yet to come’?).
But overall I found this a great first acquaintance of this author, and as this was a part of a series, it made me curious about the other characters that obviously already have their own story! But do not worry, this can be perfectly be read as a standalone, it just made me personally curious about the other sweet characters who are just like Lexi, easy to love!