Series Name: Mermaids Point, # 4
‘Nico!’ Pushing his way past the people who’d turned to see who she’d called out to, Nick just had time to brace himself before Aurora flung herself into his arms. The familiar scent of her perfume enclosed him in a cloud of seductive memories and he tightened his arms around her, pulling her into him like he never wanted to let her go. ‘Thank you. Oh God, Nico, thank you,’ she whispered against his ear before pulling back to look at him.
For a moment he was able to forget everything other than how good it felt to be holding her again. ‘You look beautiful,’ he murmured, raising a hand to cup her cheek.
Happy Endings at Mermaids Point has all the charm, romance, and heart that fans of Sarah Bennett’s books have come to expect from her books.
Music sensation Aurora Storm finally has her career back on track, but then she’s caught up in a media storm. Desperate to distract from the story, she enlists the one man she trusts to pretend to be her boyfriend.
Meanwhile, in the small seaside village of Mermaids Point, Nick Morgan never expected to see Aurora again. When she calls out of the blue needing his help, he agrees at once. It feels like she’s back in his life for a reason, and he’s determined to make the most of it.
Aurora joins Nick and the rest of his family for their festive celebrations and, as the snow falls, Aurora finds herself caught up in the romance of Christmas. But having tasted worldwide fame, can she ever be content with village life?
Two weeks is all Nick has to prove to Aurora that there’s a happy ending for them both in Mermaids Point.
I always get excited when I get asked to be on one of Sarah’s book tours. I have grown very fond of the Mermaid Points series and was excited to head back there for the holiday season. This is the fourth book of the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone because Sarah does a fabulous job of bringing her readers up to speed in the first few chapters. But honestly, this is a delightful series, and if you are a fan of charming English romances, you will want to read the previous books in this series. Overall, I really like this book. It has Sarah’s hallmark English romance charm, a quirky cast of characters, an adorable animal, and a story that moves you. Sarah also has this remarkable ability to make each story in this series unique and unforgettable. Each couple’s love story has its distinct voice and never felt like things were becoming repetitive.
This story focuses on Nick and Aurora, who first met up in the first book in the series, but Aurora left to pursue her music career. Fans of the series will know that Nick has been nursing a broken heart in the previous books and has been pinning over Aurora. These two reunite when Aurora finds herself the subject of a scandal and needs Nick’s help to help calm the social media waters. The chemistry between these two is evident right from the moment they reunite. There is something that just clicks with them, and as a reader, I felt a certain amount of rightness to their relationship, which is weird because they really shouldn’t work as a couple because they live such different lives. Nick is such a sweetheart and a darling of a book boyfriend. He has got that boy next door vibes to him, and I love how he interacts with the people around him. He is thoughtful, funny, and charming, really the perfect combination you could find in a guy.
Fans of the series will be delighted to catch up with previous couples, and I was secretly delighted with how much time Ivy and Alex got in this book (because they are my favourite).
Sarah also focuses on the toxicity of social media and how harmful it can be to a person’s life. Aurora’s life looks like it would be all glitz and glamour, but the reality is that she often has to deal with social media trolls and “fake” news that seems to circulate on the internet.
Happy Endings at Mermaids Point is a nice and easy holiday read that will leave you feeling all festive inside.
Thank you, Boldwood Books and Rachel Random Resources, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.