Honeybee Cottage is the second book in the Pepper Bay series. Pepper Bay is a small close-knit community where you’ll find chocolate box cottages, quaint shops, drama, friendship, and love.
Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, and Holly Martin.
The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters.
The last time Joey Walker watched Josh Reynolds leave Pepper Bay was three years ago. She decided there and then that the next time he visited she would never in a million years, even if her life depended on it, sleep with him ever again. She was done with secretly being in love with him. She couldn’t keep falling into his arms every time he was around. Josh was never going to see her as anything more than a holiday fling, or a sure thing. She had made her decision and had happily stuck to it, but only because he wasn’t around. She soon realises just how hard keeping him at arm’s length actually is when he unexpectedly turns up just before Christmas.
Josh had always loved Joey, but he knew she never took him seriously. She had no reason to. Growing up, he only went to his grandmother’s family home in Pepper Bay for the summer. As an adult, he knew that the world viewed him as a playboy heir to his grandfather’s millions. This year, he was determined to prove just how reliable he could be. He was back, and on a secret mission to get Joey to fall in love with him, because she was all he had ever wanted.
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Having ‘met’ Joey and Josh in the Starlight Cottage, I was looking forward to seeing how their story would proceed. I enjoyed reading this story. Like the previous book, the protagonists in this one too are coping with their own insecurities and fears – one from childhood trauma and the other from a dysfunctional family situation.
Though they’ve been lovers since a very young age, neither of them is willing to lay their heart on the line and reveal their true feelings. They keep coming back together but never committing to each other. There’s a lot of deep love and respect and they always have each other’s back, but fear keeps them from being open.
Will they be able to make a commitment this time around. With Anna and Jake’s relationship showcasing to Josh how love can transform people, will he be able to move ahead and commit to Joey. Will Joey be able to trust that he’s finally going to stay put in Pepper Bay?
This series has such loveable characters who despite their brokenness and vulnerability are not afraid to reach out to others in the community with love and support.
With a sweet story line, layered characters and wonderful, supportive community, Honeybee Cottage makes for a great read.
Meet The Author – K T Dady
Author, reader, mum, chocolate lover, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I’ve been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I’m not writing, I’m baking cakes or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers. I’m the author of contemporary romance, middle-grade, and the thought-provoking thriller about mental illness, The Focus Program.
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