Love at the Beach Shop

Love at the Beach Shop

by Kyra Jacobs

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Overview

The last thing Jenna Davis wants right now is more drama. Still reeling from the untimely loss of one of her four closest friends, she intends to bury herself in work and forget the hurt. But when her other friends announce they're planning an extended stay on the island, Jenna needs to come up with a plan–and fast–to cover up the little white lie she's been telling them.

Zach Taylor is dealing with a mess of his own. A sinkhole in front of his shop is keeping customers away and putting his livelihood in jeopardy. So when his best friend's older sister--the one he's been secretly crushing on since the day they met--offers to loan Zach some shop space if he'll do her favor, he's all ears. The request? Pretend to be her boyfriend until her friends head back home.

The stage is set, the charade about to begin. Can these two long time friends keep things purely platonic while they fool the others? Or will Zach and Jenna stop fooling themselves and finally let love in?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159099211
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Paradise Key , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 556,271
File size: 448 KB

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Love at the Beach Shop 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
Jenna has found herself in a situation where she either comes clean and come close to losing something that she cherishes or come up with a solution that could help her and her best friend, I mean come on what could go wrong. Zach needs the city to fix his road so that he can keep his business opened, but it seems one councilman might have other plans. Can they work together to keep their business' open or will the fibs be just too much for the trust of the town? I thought this book was a fun read. However after reading book one and now this book I am wondering if this should be book one. There was some information in this book that seems to make more sense if that was the case. This book was a fun clean read the characters are friends forever and while Jenna likes things in order Zach seems to like to take a risk and push people just a little outside of there comfort zone, which makes for a fun read where you don't know what is going to happen next. I really enjoyed the solid friendships in this book and that no matter what someone is going through the friends are there and they have each other's backs. If you are looking for a fun summer read this series seems like the perfect read. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Jenna is heartbroken because she lost one of her best friends. They were always a unit of five and now there are only four left. She deeply regrets she hasn't been completely honest with her friends and now has to find a way out of the mess she created for herself. She felt bad about herself and wanted to share an exciting story for a change, so she told her friends about dates with a handsome guy for months, while in fact she's single. Her friends are all staying at Paradise Key for a while and they want to meet him. How can Jenna come up with a boyfriend and save face? Zach has a big problem. There's a sinkhole in front of his shop and apartment and he needs to find a way to make a living. When Jenna offers him the new extension of her shop to use for the time being he happily accepts. She also lets him stay in her guest room. Jenna's brother is Zach's best friend, so he told himself Jenna is off limits, but now Jenna has a proposal for him. In exchange for her help she asks Zach to pretend to be her boyfriend. However, from the beginning there's nothing false about their feelings for each other. The truth tends to come out though, can Jenna's big lie end in something good? Love at the Beach Shop is a sweet romantic story. Jenna and Zach are good friends and they know each other well. That means they don't mind offering help, especially not when the situation is mutually beneficial. While spending more time together they discover they like each other a lot. Sparks fly, but their relationship is based on a big secret. Keeping their stories straight for everyone involved proves to be incredibly difficult and soon they're in a huge mess. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out where that would lead and kept hoping they'd get their happily ever after. Kyra Jacobs has a wonderful heartwarming writing style. I love the way she describes emotions, they're always spot on. She combines a fun story about friendship turning into true love with a gorgeous setting. Paradise Key is a beautiful island and I enjoyed seeing it from the point of view of the local business owners. That was a fabulous angle that fascinated me straight away. Love at the Beach Shop is a charming feelgood story filled with warmth, friendship and love. I absolutely loved this endearing book.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I am loving these beach reads! Jenna is in a predicament, ok, so she fibbed to her friends about this wonderful new boyfriend, now she needs the real thing! Who to ask, but her brother's best friend, Zach. They were all friends growing up, but little did she know that Zach had feelings for her years ago. Can this fake dating last or will their true feeling come out. I thoroughly enjoyed these characters, loved their banter between each other. I am loving this little beach community. This is the second book in the series but they can be read as a stand alone.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
Jenna and Zach's story has me thinking how good this would be as a movie. It has all the necessary ingredients romance, suspense and yep even friendships. Author Kyra Jacobs knows how to write a book that draws you in from the beginning to THE END. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
This book hits a bunch of my favorite tropes – best friend’s sister AND fake relationship AND best friends to lovers. It’s also super cute and a perfect summer read. It’s the second in the Paradise Key series, but works fine as a standalone. Though, if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up having to read all of them once you’ve read one! “'Him’ was the boyfriend she’d raved about to the girls in an online group chat just before Christmas, the one who had rescued her from depression after her last relationship had imploded. The one who was super sweet, romantic, loved to spoil her rotten, and… …didn’t exist.” Jenna runs a tourist shop on the beautiful island of Paradise Key. She likes her life neat and orderly, especially after an awful breakup with an abusive boyfriend, and her life consists of running her shop and spending time with her younger brother and his family, who still live on the island. Her best friends all live in different cities, with great careers and exciting lives full of success. So it’s understandable when she lies and says she has a great new boyfriend, who’s practically perfect in every way. When tragedy strikes and her friends converge on Paradise Key and expect to meet him, well, that’s a complication she wasn’t expecting. So she strikes a bargain with her younger brother’s best friend – he can use part of her shop space while the road outside his store is getting fixed if he agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend. Unlike Jenna, Zach is much more go with the flow, and he sees this as the opportunity to finally move beyond the friend zone with the women he’s had a crush on for years. But what starts with one lie suddenly blooms into more, their friendship, let alone a relationship, is at stake. “Yes, being able to enjoy his company without worrying people would misinterpret their behavior sure would be nice. Funny how their little arrangement had gone from pretending to be dating for one group’s sake, and now pretending not to be for another.” Even without the lies, the path to their relationship isn’t smooth. Jenna is a natural caregiver who loves helping out the people around her, whether it’s helping her grandma stay busy by opening a cafe in her newly expanded shop or by babysitting for her friends and relatives. Zach knows firsthand how bad giving and giving and giving can be for the person doing it – his parents got divorced because his mom got tired of putting her hopes and dreams second to everyone else’s. Zach worries Jenna’s on the same path, to the point where he’s the one sacrificing things to help her. As for other things I liked, I loved the secondary characters. Jenna’s family and her friend Ivy were hilarious, and I though the group of friends was also well represented. When she eventually comes clean to her friends, they’re extremely understanding and they just basically laugh it off. Also, though this is a closed door romance (all four of the novels in this series are, in fact), the sexual tension between the two was quite well done. Overall, this is a delightfully fun read. It’s a delightful amalgamation of some of my favorite tropes, and I’d recommend it as a funny beach read! I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Love at the Beach Shop by Kyra Jacobs, book two in The Paradise Key series. This is a best friend’s older sister romance between Jenna Davis and Zach Taylor. After her last breakup, Jenna accidently emails her friends that she has a new boyfriend. This made up boyfriend resembles her younger brother’s best friend, Zach. When her friends decide to extend their stay on the island after the death of their friend Jenna needs to create a plan and cover up, quickly. Zach has his own problems; a sinkhole in front of his shop is keeping customers away and putting his livelihood in jeopardy. When Jenna, his best friend’s older sister, the girl he’s been secretly crushing on since the day they met, offers to let Zach use some of her shop space if he’ll do her favor, he’s all ears. Her request is to pretend to be her boyfriend until her friends head back home. The problem is can these two long time friends keep things purely platonic while they fool the others? Or will Zach and Jenna finally stop fooling themselves and finally let love in? It was wonderful to see that a younger generation stay on the island and be successful running businesses they own. Jenna is a caretaker, like many first born older sisters, just like Zach’s mother, before she left his father and the town. Zach is a thoughtful and loving boyfriend but concerned about Jenna’s brother and grandmother finding out they are together, even if for pretend. The problem I had with this book is that it didn’t flow as a continuation, or connection, to the first story. There was no mention of Lauren reconnecting with Carter or staying on the island. This was still a sweet story and I enjoyed reading Jenna and Zach’s story. This was a fun book to read and easy to visualize the story as it occurred. I loved these characters Ms. Jacobs did a wonderful job creating fun characters, keeping the story interesting. I recommend this book to other readers and look forward to reading the next book in this four book series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful, sweet friends to more romance that is a pleasure to escape into. It is the second in the Paradise Key series but works well as a standalone, though I have to admit I have now obtained copies of the other three books in the series and am looking forward to reading them all! Jenna Davis has grown up in this lovely island community and, unlike her four best girlfriends, has never wanted to leave. After the untimely death or one of these friends, the others return for the funeral and decide to stay there for a while to give them all time to catch up. This poses an unanticipated problem for Jenna as she told them months ago about her fantastic boyfriend who is everyone’s dream come true. Why’s that a problem? Well, he doesn’t really exist and now doesn’t seem to be the time to tell them she’d lied. That’s when she gets the idea to ask her younger brother’s best friend to play the role of her boyfriend in exchange for which she’ll help him out by giving him space for his shop. That’s a dilemma for Zach as he’s secretly had a crush on Jenna for most of his life! Pretending to be her boyfriend whilst wishing it is true will be made even harder when she also agrees he can stay in the guest room in her apartment! Will familiarity breed contempt or give their love a chance to grow and develop? Will their charade help or cause even more problems? However, in their small community there’s someone out to make mischief for his own ends – and he’s out to manipulate Jenna and Zach….. Will he succeed? This is a laugh out loud romantic comedy and friends to more stories are always fun reads. The characters in this story are easy to relate to and telling the story from dual POV makes it easier for the reader to understand the motivations and actions of the two main characters. There are other great characters, including Jenna’s grandmother, brother and friends, the lady from the shop next door and Flipper, Zach’s mischievous kitten! I really enjoyed the author’s writing style which took me into the scenarios. It proved to be a lovely read on a beautiful, relaxing day and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it! I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This was a cute story, and you kind of already know how the story is going to go when you start read. Jenna's friends comes to town for a funeral of one of their friends and expect to meet her boyfriend something she doesn't have, so she gets her best friend Zach to help her with her lie, he has no problem with it because he has always had a crush on her. But does the lie become real?
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A fun lighthearted romance. Jenna Davis has found herself in a predicament. She told her friends she had a boyfriend and now they want to meet him. So, Jenna asks her brother’s best friend, Zach Taylor, to be her stand-in boyfriend until her friends leave Paradise Key. Since Zach is currently not able to do business at his shop or live in his apartment because of a sink hole and sewer line break, Jenna offers him her guest room and use of part of her store in return for him pretending to be her boyfriend. Zach has had a crush on Jenna for a long time so it won’t be hard for him to play the part. But once he starts, he decides to use the situation to try to convince Jenna that they should be together. I enjoyed everything about this book. A friends to lovers story is always fun, but add in a lie that brings the couple together, and that makes it even more fun. I liked the author’s writing style and all of the characters in the book; Jenna’s best friends and family and even Zach’s mischievous kitten named Flipper. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the Paradise Keys series and learning more about Jenna’s friends.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read! This is the second book in the Paradise Key series however each of these books can be read standalone. So far I'm enjoying all of them! Jenna Davis has been living in Paradise Key but she has stayed close with the friends she made over the summers of her youth. Now everyone is returning to Paradise Key and she has a problem. She may have accidentally told them she had a hot new boyfriend and they are expecting to meet him. Too bad she doesn't actually have one to introduce...unless she can convince her friend Zach Taylor to play along in exchange for a little room in her shop! She has no idea but he may be exactly what she needs. This book is fun, flirty, and sweet. You don't want to miss this one!
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Love at the Beach Shop by Kyra Jacobs, book two in the Paradise Key series. A great addition to the series this is the second book in series. I love a great beach town series and this series hasn't disappointed me so far. I look forward to seeing what the next book brings us.