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The Beach Reads Bookshop by Lee Tobin McClain: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

"Lee Tobin McClain dazzles with unforgettable characters, fabulous small-town settings and a big dose of heart." —Susan Mallery, 
New York Times bestselling author

From New York Times bestselling author Lee Tobin McClain comes a book-about-books story about a billionaire businessman and sudden father who reopens a run-down bookshop on a Chesapeake Bay island with the woman caring for his child.

Running a bookstore on a quaint Chesapeake island is exactly the life Deena Clark would have chosen for herself. But helping billionaire businessman Luis Dominguez figure out fatherhood is part of the package. Can bonding over books and one little girl help them open their hearts to each other?

Hometown Brothers

Book 1: The Forever Farmhouse
Book 2: 
The Bluebird Bakery
Book 3
: The Beach Reads Bookshop

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble. Learn more about her books at www.leetobinmcclain.com.

The Beach Reads Bookshop is the third book in the Hometown Brothers series. Each book in the series focuses on one of the foster brothers, and as such it could certainly be read as a standalone. However, you'll definitely find a few spoilers from previous books if read out of order (and it's a great series so I'd definitely recommend the other books too!)

I loved how this story started out. It focussed on the history and the life of the bookshop, which really made it such an important aspect of the story more than just a setting. It was unique and drew me into the story. This book focuses on Luis... who let's just be honest, made a lot of bad decisions throughout this story. Still, it was through those decisions that we really got to see his growth throughout, which was great. There was a side story with Carol, the granddaughter of the bookstore's previous owner that I wasn't a huge fan of at first, but came to appreciate as the story went on. Overall, this was a cute story with small-town charm and found family. I think I personally preferred the other books in the series over this one, but it was still an enjoyable, heartwarming read. 


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