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5+ stars for Sand, Salt, and Spirits by Bestseller @AuthorKathrynH #halloween #romance #bookreview
Title: Sand, Salt, and Spirits – Last Chance Beach Romance
Author: Kathryn Hills
Genre: Halloween Romance – Contemporary/Light Paranormal – Fake Relationship Trope
Can a weekend visit to Last Chance Beach undo decades of brokenhearted memories? Conjuring up some island magic might just be their trick. Or treat!
Kyle Worthington hasn’t returned to Last Chance Beach in years. He’s worked hard to prove himself to his overbearing father and the rest of the world. Now it’s October, and the vacation island paradise is celebrating the season with an island-wide Fall Festival. Family obligation demands he participate. Everyone will be there, including the ghost that haunts his grandparents’ B&B.
The running joke that Kyle never sticks with anything—not a career or a woman—will continue to plague him. Unless he brings a knockout of a date to the weekend-long event. Cassandra Corwin fits the bill perfectly. Kyle’s had his eye on his brilliant, beautiful coworker since day one. But Cassie is an enigma, a loner. There’s no room in her life for anyone except Odin, her goofball of a Great Dane.
Will this woman of mystery agree to Kyle’s scheme to impress his family? Can two near strangers from opposite worlds survive family gatherings and back-to-back Halloween events while pretending to be a couple? Kyle’s father seems hell-bent on derailing everything before they even shout “Boo!”
Or will the island’s magic prove too powerful for them to resist?
There’s magic in the air this Halloween…can Kyle resist the allure of Cassie’s charms? Kyle’s had the worst luck with women. He can’t seem to find love or last for long in relationships. But then again, his main focus is proving his worth to his father. But no matter what he does, it doesn’t seem to be enough. It’s October and all the family is going down to spend the weekend at his grandmother’s B&B. He wants to make a good impression on his family, so he wrangles a hot fake girlfriend who is also the co-worker he’s liked for the longest time. She arrives and is none-too-pleased to play at being his girlfriend. Through a lot of groveling, he wins her over. More than that, his feelings grow from infatuation to something deeper. Is this what love is? Can she possibly feel the same? Time will tell but maybe with a little help from the ghost haunting the B&B, love will sweep them off their feet.
Sand, Salt, and Spirits is a Halloween romance perfect for beach lovers. There needs to be more romances like this one set in late October. Kathryn Hills is doing her best to make it happen. From the first page, I was hooked. I connected with Kyle. He’s such a likable hero with a few quirky faults. His relationship with his father is pretty intense but I couldn’t fault Kyle for that. There’s an attraction between Kyle and Cassie and this zing is a strong undercurrent throughout the story. I like Cassie, a lot. She’s feisty and speaks her mind. She reminds me of Kyle’s grandmother in that she doesn’t take any guff from Kyle. Fake relationship romance is such a fun trope to read. Kathryn Hills uses her pen as a magic wand and creates an unputdownable read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kyle stumble into love. There’s a bit of supernatural fun sprinkled in, too. The descriptive narration and plot progression along with witty banter make Sand, Salt, and Spirits a must-read. Another gem of a romance by Kathryn Hills. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of KATHRYN’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories include ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.
When not writing, this best-selling author is reading, researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband, daughter, and three crazy dogs.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N