Sunday, November 2, 2008

Book Review: Beach Dreams

Beach Dreams by Trish Perry - Harvest House 2008

This novel is a romantic comedy—enough humour to keep me laughing in between the poignant parts. Miss Perry introduces wonderfully real characters from the hero and heroine to the friends and family who surround them.

It’s the story of new believer, Tiffany LeBoueuf, who is trying to outrun her old reputation of a spoiled brat. She used to be a party girl but now, as she struggles to find herself on the narrow path, she hasn’t got a social life. Nothing. Zip. And then, she meets a good looking guy who buzzes her attraction meter. Too bad he already has a girlfriend. It shows how much she’s changed when she doesn’t go after Jeremy knowing he has a girlfriend – a fact that wouldn’t have stopped her before...

Jeremy is the kind of guy with staying power. He’s loyal. It doesn’t matter what happens with his girlfriend, he’s going to stick with her because he’s a loyal guy. When he meets Tiffany, he remembers her as a person who belittled a friend of his a year or so ago. To him, she’s a shallow, rude person and he doesn’t understand why his toes curl when she’s near him. But, he’s sticking with his girlfriend because that’s what he does.

The story takes us to a beach house in San Diego where Tiffany and her father go for a vacation. Due to a mix-up, Jeremy’s girlfriend is staying in the same house. Jeremy shows up. Is there anyone left to join them? Yes, the more the merrier. But, why is Jeremy’s girlfriend never home? That leaves him more time to get to know Tiffany.

The book is flooded with secrets, emotions and epiphanies.

It’s also a part of the Beach House series.

Heat Level: Affectionate

My Rating: Very Good - 4 stars (excellent one time read)


2008 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge:

Total books Read: 97 Harlequin Imprint: 90 Others: 7



  1. Sounds like a good one... sounds like the girlfriend is getting some on the side, too. Hmm.

    May have to pick this one up and see how it's done.

  2. LOL I'd like to comment on your active imagination but I try not give away plot details.


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