About the book: Welcome to Tangerine Street
Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and renowned bed-and-breakfasts. The Boardwalk Antiques Shop is an exclusive shop where every antique has a story, and each story possesses the gift to match true love. The customer who buys an antique also buys its story and soon discovers that its story unites the past with the present, creating an unexpected romantic future…
“Where Every Antique has a Story”
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jennifer is newest owner of The Boardwalk Antiques Shop, inherited from her aunt. When Jennifer arrives in Seashell Beach, her first priority is to meet with a realtor to sell the place. She laughs out loud when she discovers the realtor’s name is Mr. Studly. But the more Jennifer gets to know Paul Studly, the more she finds reasons to stay and run the antiques shop herself.
SOLVING FOR X: Abbie is only a little bit obsessed with antiques, okay, a lot. So when Holden, an out-of-town business executive, tries to purchase the tin soldiers that Abbie’s had her eye on, Abbie refuses to back down. The antiques shop owner issues a challenge: whoever comes up with the best story for wanting the soldiers, will become the new owner. Abbie isn’t about to let some fancy executive beat her out, no matter how charming he is.
A STITCH IN TIME: When Cate learns that antiques dealer Henry Lancaster has purchased the sewing machine left to her by her grandmother, Cate is determined to get it back. What she isn’t counting on is that Henry has just as much claim as Cate. And it doesn’t help that Henry is good-looking and apparently single. Getting to know Henry becomes an unexpected surprise, sending her life into a sudden detour.
My review: I really love these clean romances with more than one short story! This one is written by 3 of my very favorite clean romance authors, Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather Moore. Each of the stories is original, and fun. I loved that each of these stories had something to do with The Boardwalk Antiques Shop. It was so fun that each of the antiques in the shop had a story, that made the whole thing really come to life for me. Seashell Beach is such a fun little town loaded with personality. I also liked that The Fortune Cafe made a cameo in one of the stories, it's always fun to see what has happened to prior characters that you loved.
The love stories in these are super cute, I loved each of them. Jennifer was a fun character, I loved how the love interest in this one was named "Paul Studly," so fun! I thought that Jennifer really grew in her story, from being a girl that worked in a music store and really wanted nothing more in her life than to marry her best friend that never thought of her that way and had a new girl in his life all the time to a girl that thought she was worth something and could be of value to someone else.
Abby's story was probably my favorite. Abby is completely opposite of me in every way, I'm way more like Holden, uptight and always on a schedule. But Abby is an artist, she flows from one thing to the next in a way that would make most people crazy. I loved that Jennifer wants both Abby and Holden to make up a story about the soldiers to decide who will be able to buy them, such creativity. The whole story scene was one of my favorites, I'll let you read it to see what you think, but I loved the way that it all turned out. Then when Abby turns out to be the one teaching the seminar that Holden is supposed to be out, classic!
Cate's story was fun too, I loved that Henry made a repeat appearance here, the way that these stories are interconnected is just great. I wanted to slap Cate's cousin that tried to sell her inheritance before she could get it, but the ending was everything I could have wanted and more.
Make sure to check out this fun book!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Amazon
Labels: Clean Romance, Heather B Moore, Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, Tangerine Street Romance