Love on the Boardwalk (A Cinnamon Bay Romance, #1)

Love on the Boardwalk (A Cinnamon Bay Romance, #1)

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She's hiding a broken engagement. 
He's concealing his true birth heritage.
They'll have to trust their hearts even if they're sure love is a lie.

Now that Eva Halloway is back in her hometown of Cinnamon Bay, she has one full plate with the grand re-opening of her newly inherited boardwalk cafe and a broken engagement to hide from the town gossip mill. First, Eva must bury her bruised heart, and second, she must ban the ridiculous Cafe Amour drink from the menu. But, sexy stranger, Mac Jenssen strolls into her cafe and before she knows it, they've both sipped on the legendary love concoction. By the end of the day, Eva is up to her neck in a feud with a trio of matchmaking little old ladies and wondering if she can trust herself to help Mac uncover his past.

Macklin Jenssen arrives in Cinnamon Bay to search for the family who gave him up for adoption. Instead, he finds Eva, a legend about love, and a lighthouse with ties to his past. Plus, a spiced drink that is out of this world delicious. He hasn't bargained for any of it, but he isn't saying no to love either. In fact, the more he comes to know Eva, the more he's considering a permanent move. Too bad she's made up her mind about him, and the odds aren't in his favor.

With town gossip and crazy bat-wielding locals, Eva and Mac face an uphill battle. It might be opposites attract or even fate, but they will have to learn to trust in each other and the power of love if they ever want to find their happily ever after.

Delve into a new world of romance, mystery, and magic in the quirky coastal town of Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156545902
Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett
Publication date: 05/18/2019
Series: A Cinnamon Bay Romance
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,301
File size: 665 KB

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Love on the Boardwalk (A Cinnamon Bay Romance, #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
sugmadsdream More than 1 year ago
What a grand way to start a new series! Having lived in North Carolina for ten years and loved the Carolina beach towns in summer or winter,I was taken back to my past while reading this book. The characters were real, vibrant, a lot like ones I had met. Cinnamon Bay was a compilation of several towns I had visited. Their descriptions brought back vivid memories. After thirty-six years in the Midwest, I want to see the ocean and walk in the sand again. The plot was quite good, with multiple layers weaving characters together. Eva was leery of romance due to abandonment issues. Mac was guilt-ridden, searching for news of his birth family while loving his adoptive family so much. Aunt Lizzie, the matchmakers, and Kolby and Craig were wonderful additions. But let's not talk about Eva's father! This is a great sweet romance to read at the beach or if, sadly, you can't make the trek. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions.
TheCompulsiveReader7 More than 1 year ago
(3 stars) - an entertaining enough beach read The story's opening scene is cute - a bit over dramatized but it was a little funny, so it engaged me right away. The rest was decent. I found Mac's family search really interesting. Mac & Eva's relationship development goes back & forth maybe a bit much, but overall, theirs was a good story. *Spoiler potential* The concept of the Café Amour was made so much of & repeated so much that the end was a tad confusing - Eva didn't believe in it, yet apparently she did after all & needed to be straightened out so she didn't throw away what she might have...? From the way it started, I had hoped for one of those stories where it leaves the reader wondering if it might be true. That it didn't wasn't a fault, but the handling of it seemed like the author started out with one intention & finished with another. The thing with Eva's dad was also off. It seemed like we were going to learn something pivotal about his abandonment of her, like her mom had hidden some info, but we never did. So did he inexplicably appear after sooo long just to upset her so she'd fall apart later with Mac? It didn't ring true. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Clean romance level: passionate kissing, an explicit though not overly graphic sex scene with multiple implied ones that follow as the story progresses Language: occasional use of common swear words Religion: uses the Lord's Name in vain several times
thicks More than 1 year ago
What's not to love about this collaboration. Small town, the hens, legends and love. All things that would make you want to read it put together with just the right blend to bring about a fun, enticing read with just the right amount of angst, inner dialogue, and of course demons/issues/baggage. Yup these two have it in spade from guilt over the desire to know his family history, her over being left by people who love you these two are a collective mess. Thank God for "The Hens" cos they are truly the force that brought these two together and sealed it. You'll love them they add hilarity and a good dose of crazy to a fun story even with it's harsh realities of life. I love these small town reads, not that I personally would ever do it but the reads are definitely worth it and so they say is the coffee.
Anonymous 3 months ago
nice easy read - like the setting! good storyline - love the three matchmakers!
Anonymous 3 months ago
it kept me guessing
Anonymous 3 months ago
Nice read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Maybe because its writen by so many? With so many authors, the little things should have been caught and edited. It feels like its going in several directions.... disjointed. Sorry
Penny Leidecker More than 1 year ago
What a great start to the Cinnamon Bay series. Love on the Boardwalk centers around Eva and Mac. Eva has inherited Brewed with a View from her deceased grandmother, Lilith. She decides to revamp the menu and her first order of business is removing the drink, Cafe Amour. The town’s matchmakers, Hattie, Trixie, and Birdie, object. They get Eva to make it and drink it for herself. She doesn’t believe it’s works in getting the people who drink it to fall in love. When Mac enters the coffee shop, the ladies get Eva to let Mac drink the remainder. This book is not just a love story, it’s also about growing as a person and realizing that things aren’t always how they appear. I can’t wait to read all the Cinnamon Bay books.
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Gckyle More than 1 year ago
Love on the Boardwalk is the first book I have read by Brea Viragh and it is a wonderful romance that offers lots of small town charm, humor and sweetness. This is Mac and Eva story they're both enjoyable characters along with all of side characters that are hilarious. Their attraction was strong and their chemistry generated lots of sparks. The storyline was engaging and fun but offers a solid amount of drama and emotional turmoil as this couple's relationship evolves into more than they ever imagined. I hope this becomes a series! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
CarolT31 More than 1 year ago
A delightful magical story of Faith, hope and love. The first book in the Cinnamon Bay Series was truly a feel good love book. It’s just what one needs in small town love story writing. It flows well, with that little bit of magic that everyone that falls in love wants to believe that they have in their own love story. Not all love is without angst, and because Eva cannot trust herself to love because of her parents divorce and her own first failed engagement, she manages to create her own. Not to fear, Mac is there to try and pick up the pieces and convince Eva that there is true love, and it doesn’t necessarily rely on magic love potions, but if it does, why not go with it? These wonderful authors have created a beautiful sounding town with all the draws of a touristy, homey, great character living, magical historical east coast haven. I am so excited to see what other characters will join the troublesome three, the quirky free living cousin, the near blind bat swinging Auntie, and the nosey well meaning coffee assistant and his husband that have their own romantic story in there somewhere. The town provides something for everyone, and I can’t wait for the next in series to find out more. Well done, ladies, well done.
DKolins More than 1 year ago
This first book of the Cinnamon Bay Romance series and we meet Eva Holloway, the owner of Brewed with a View coffee shop and Mac Jenssen who is trying to find about his birth family. Then you have the lovely old lady matchmakers Hattie, Trixie and Birdie. Eva is afraid of romance/love after Sean called off their engagement and her parents divorce. Eva decided to change the menu and took off legendary love concoction the Cafe Amour drink off. Mac happens to walk into the coffee shop. The matchmaking trio talks Eva into making a cup of the Cafe Amour drink and she and Mac both take a sip. Mac ends asking her to help him in his search about why his grand father gave him up for adoption. Mac loves his adopted family but, he needs to find some answers. By the time Eva closes up she is not sure if she wants or should help Mac. I must mention the Lighthouse also. Eva was told a story about the Lighthouse and it has ties to Mac's past so she told him the story. Eva and Mac decide to be friends with benefits. Mac and Eva go through a lot of up's and downs. To find out what happens you MUST read this awesome book!! This is a MUST read book!! I truly loved this book and can't until the next book in this series comes out. Get your copy from the link below!!