Hideaway Cove by Anna Sullivan
Release Date - August 2014
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Holden "Hold" Abbot is on Windfall Island to uncover who the heir to the Stanhope fortune really is. His presence is a distraction to Jessi Randal, a single mom who wants to focus on her seven-year-old son and not a relationship. Hold is getting harder to ignore, however.
Balancing work, parenthood, and her growing attraction to Hold is tough. Even worse, Jessi finds a link between the missing heir and herself, her son's father returns after walking out on her when she was pregnant, and town gossip looms at every corner. Does she really have time and energy for a romance?
Hideaway Cove is the second book in the Windfall Island series. I loved the first book in the series and hoped to enjoy this one just as much. However, it feel short. I didn't like the return of Jessi's ex-boyfriend and the father of her son. It was too easy to predict why he suddenly returned after eight years of not caring. That predictability was a bit of a let down.
Jessi and Hold are a solid couple with plenty of sparks flying between them, but Jessi was almost too cautious and secretive at points, especially when she finds a link between herself and the Stanhopes.
Overall, this isn't a bad book. I still prefer Maggie's story, but I am eager to see which of the women is the Stanhope heir.