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Reluctant Housemates
     

Reluctant Housemates

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by Linda Barrett
 

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Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.

However....
...only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole

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Pilgrim Cove--where love can be as powerful as the ocean next door.

On the surface, Pilgrim Cove seems like any other coastal town. Picturesque and peaceful with long stretches of unspoiled beach, fresh ocean breezes and the sense of time passing slowly.

However....
...only in Pilgrim Cove live a group of friends called the ROMEOs whose sole aim to take care of the town.
...only in Pilgrim Cove stands a unique house right on the beach. Sea View House. A very special place--some say magical--to the people who reside there each season.
...and only in Pilgrim Cove are strangers welcomed, while everyone else takes a front row seat as a love story unfolds.

RELUCTANT HOUSEMATES is the third of the four-book Pilgrim Cove series.

Pilgrim Cove native Rachel Goodman has come home for one good reason: to prove to the town and her family that she's not a loser. She'd graduated from high school--barely--and gone to college on a swimming scholarship. And now the swimming jock is the new assistant principal for academic studies at Pilgrim Cove High. Her uphill battle to win over the teachers and improve test scores might have gone well except....

Marine biologist Jack Levine has a woman in every port and his boat, The Wanderer, is his most prized possession. When he winds up teaching science in Pilgrim Cove, he finds that he likes the small town very much. So what if he doesn't follow the rules at school? So what if his boss finds him difficult to work with? As for being housemates at Sea View House...? Well, that's nearly impossible. Except for the sparks that fly whenever they're together.

And then Jack and his boat go missing...

Editorial Reviews

Donna Zapf
5 STARS!

"RELUCTANT HOUSEMATES by Linda Barrett is a breathtaking page-turner that will scoop you right up and carry you to a most pleasing ending. RELUCTANT HOUSEMATES is a brilliant stand-alone read, but if you haven't read any of the other books in the Pilgrim Cove series, then you must get them also because you're in for a treat."
Joyce Koehl
"Linda Barrett has another winner as she takes the reader back to Pilgrim Cove and its lovable matchmaking ROMEOs. This book is well written with natural free-flowing dialogue and believable characters. There are more stories to come from Pilgrim Cove, and this reviewer looks forward to reading them. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of Reluctant Housemates."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156905201
Publisher:
Linda Barrett
Publication date:
11/02/2016
Series:
Pilgrim Cove , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,408
File size:
221 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Barrett is the author of fifteen contemporary romance novels, three novels of women's fiction as well as a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She has earned industry awards for several of her stories, including books in the Pilgrim Cove series.

Linda grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She met the love of her life during her senior year, got married, and had three sons. She and her family have lived in New York, Massachusetts, Texas and now Florida. She's loved living in every part of the country and wouldn't change a thing.

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Reluctant Housemates (Harlequin Super Romance #1256) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ytcruz 5 months ago
Once again, Ms Barrett displays what a talented writer she is. Reluctant Housemates is book 3 of her series titled, Pilgrim Cove. A coastal town in the NE filled with interesting characters, the ROMEOs ( a group of older men who feel it’s their responsibility to make the town safe and wonderful), and beautiful scenery. In this story we have Rachel Goodman and David Levine. Rachel has been away from the town for 13 years. Her adolescence years were not happy ones .She always felt unwanted, and discouraged. Now, due to a job offer , after she was laid off from her assistant principal job in Kansas, brings her back to town. David, is a marine biologist. Due to funding cuts, he has taken a job as a science teacher at the same school Rachel is working. He also is working a couple of other jobs . These two have chemistry, but also a lot of differences. She wants to do everything by the book, not only to excel but to prove she is no long the loser the town had labeled her as a youngster. David is a free spirit and goes with the flow. The storyline is interesting but it’s also a book about the effects others’ opinions can have on people. Especially the children and adolescents. This is a time when what peers , teachers , siblings, parents etc say and think of us, can affect how we perceive ourselves as adults. Hurtful feeling are lasting, and forgiveness is hard to come. But also, it’s a story of hope and love. I am looking forward to book 4 of the series. I have high expectations . I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Rachel Goodman never thought she would return to Pilgrim Cove. The memories growing up there were very unpleasant. After thirteen years on her own, Rachel was an assistant principal at a school in Kansas. But when a tornado totally destroyed the school, it left her without a job. ...................................... ............................ .......... Lou Goodman, Rachel's father, convinced her to apply for a new position at her old school. Pilgrim Cove Regional High School has recently gotten back the standardized test scores and the results were horrible. Students' scores have taken a sharp nose dive within the last three years. Dr. Bennett and the school board is charging Rachel with improving the academic performance of the entire student body. All eyes will be on Rachel. If she succeeds, the position will become permanent. So Rachel prepares herself to face her past. ......................................... ......................... ................ Dr. Jack Levine is a marine biologist. While taking samples of Pilgrim Cove's ocean areas for a year, he will also hold a position as the science teacher. This makes Rachel his boss. They are quickly attracted to each other, but Jack does not follow rules or take advice, which will cause all sorts of problems. ......................................... ......................... ................ Bart Quinn rents the top apartment of Sea View House to Jack. It is perfect for both the man's jobs. Bart rents the bottom apartment to Rachel. Perfect for her to indulge in her favorite past time, swimming, and walking on the beach. ...................................... ............................ .......... The ROMEOs have seen two couples find true happiness while renting Sea View House. They have high hopes that the house will work its magic a third time. It has GOT to, because this time it is for one of their own! ......................................... ......................... ................ ***** First book in the Pilgrim Cove series is the story of Laura and Matt (The House on the Beach). Second book is the story of Shelley and Daniel (No Ordinary Summer). This time it is the story of Rachel and Jack! The first two stories were breathtaking and I love them still. Ending each and having to leave Pilgrim Cove broke my heart. The series is just so awe-inspiring to me.! When I learned a third book had been released, I actually let out a short, high-pitched, squeal in pleasure. ...................................... ............................ .......... Linda Barrett is an astonishing contemporary author! Even though the entire town of Pilgrim Cove seems to be secondary characters, the author manages to keep the focus on the two main characters and the obstacles they must, somehow, overcome. As the reader, I could easily believe the town and all its inhabitants were real. I came to feel as though I was a part of this close-knit town. This accomplishment is something all authors strive for, but few actually achieve. Linda Barrett is one of those few! Do NOT miss out on Pilgrim Cove! *****