Review: Sandcastle Beach

Sandcastle Beach (Matchmaker Bay #3)


From the USA Today bestselling “master of witty banter” (Entertainment Weekly) comes a hilarious and heartwarming romance about two enemies whose feud turns red-hot.

Maya Mehta will do anything to save her tiny, beloved community theater. Put on musicals she hates? Check. Hire an arrogant former-pop-star-turned-actor? Done. But what Maya really needs to save her theater is Matchmaker Bay’s new business grant. She’s got some serious competition, though: Benjamin “Law” Lawson, local bar owner, Jerk Extraordinaire, and Maya’s annoyingly hot arch nemesis. Let the games begin.

Law loves nothing more than getting under Maya’s skin, and making those gorgeous eyes dance with irritation. But when he discovers the ex-pop star has a thing for Maya, too, Law decides he’s done waiting in the wings-starting with a scorching-hot kiss. Turns out there’s a thin line between hate and irresistible desire, and Maya and Law are really good at crossing it. But when things heat up, will they allow their long-standing feud to get in the way of their growing feelings?

Includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Bride!

Rating: 5-stars


Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday was a fun, exciting, and heartfelt story. I loved how the main characters bickered with each other. Their banters were enjoyable to follow. I loved their personalities. It felt like I knew them my whole life. A man who owns a bar next door to the theater loves bickering with the owner. He thought she hated him. He finds out what started their feud and feels terrible. He apologizes but it turns out that she was mad in the past but that he did her a favor. She learned an important lesson regarding her business. Ever since then, she’s been better prepared. Or so she thought…it happens that a big actor leaves her in a bind. The last person she thought who would come to help her, comes to her rescue. I loved it! There is so much going on in this book. But it all tied in perfectly. I would not have it any other way. The characterization, plot development, and dialogue were well-done. The scenes were fast-paced and action packed. The romance was building up into a frenzy. Overall, it was heartfelt, charming, and hilarious too. I loved how their community helped them get together.

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