Joanne DeMaio has yet again hit the spot with a wonderful beach story, enticing characters, and a plot that that had my emotions all over the map. I laughed with my Stony Point friends and I shed a few tears with them as well.
I enjoyed the chance to meet Sal, Elsa's son. He's such a sweet and charming guy. He is one of those guys that is so kind, caring, and has a way of becoming a best friend with everyone right away. He really reached out and touched my heart as well as everyone in Stony Point. He helped out at Kyle and Lauren's restaurant. He helps Jason on his project sites and is a wonderful sounding board for creative thoughts. He also takes a turn with Nick on guard duty cursing the shores to make sure everyone is behaving themselves. Then there is Celia.
Celia Gray is a sweet, independent lady that is doing her best to put her life back together after a divorce. A summer on the beach is just the thing she needs. All the terrific people take Celia in and bond are quickly formed.
Celia and Sal are exactly what each other is looking for. Their romance starts out slow and sweet as friends and grows into more. I enjoyed watching these two get to know each other and bond not only with each other but fitting in with the whole gang at the beach.
Then there is the ending. Oh Ms.DeMaio you made me cry my eyes out over this one. That is a sign of a good book though. If there are tears in my eyes I know I'm reading a work of art so job well done!
If you are looking for a trip to the beach, good friends to enjoy while you are there, and plenty of emotion in a story you need to grab this book. I have read everything Ms. DeMaio has published so far and let me say there isn't a book on her list that isn't fabulous. I can not wait to see what Ms. DeMaio has in store for us next. I know it's going to be a wonderful read.
I was given the opportunity to read this great book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Beach Blues.
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