Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Reading Addiction Book Tours Book Review: The Gull Motel

Author: Amie Denman
Title: The Gull Motel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 2014
Review Copy Provided By: Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours
Book Blurb: Savvy Thorpe needs a vacation. Finally finished with college, she heads to her favorite shabby motel on Florida’s Gulf Coast where her aunt and uncle always save her room twenty-four. She quickly finds out, though, that The Gull Motel is not just her home away from home. It’s hers to manage while her aunt and uncle take an extended trip.

Skip McComber, The Gull’s former maintenance man, has been working on Savvy’s nuts and bolts for years. Now the new owner of the bar next door, his mission is to renovate a pirate bar while being a walking temptation for the girl he can’t get off his mind.

For Savvy, keeping her cool running a motel in Florida heat is one thing, but navigating the steamy waters of a former fling takes a whole other kind of savvy. In addition to the motel and the man next door, Savvy stumbles on a plot to swindle land from the residents of Barefoot Key. Devalued properties tumble like dominoes until Savvy musters her colorful crew from The Gull Motel to make the pillagers walk the plank.


Review:  The Gull Motel is one of those books you must read in the summer. It is such a fun read. It can easily be devoured in one sitting and will leave you feeling like you've had a rather interesting vacation.

Savvy Thorpe has The Gull Motel tossed in her lap when her aunt and uncle head north to care for her aunt's mother who suffers from dementia.

The quick trip becomes and extended visit and Savvy really becomes entrenched in the day to day life of Barefoot Key. Oh and then there's Skip, who bought the bar next door, who is kind of an old crush that she had a quick fling with over her last spring break

This story is part romance, part mystery and really a nice fast read. The characters that work at The Gull are really quirky. I love Rita. She was just full of it. (In a good way, of course)

Savvy and Skip really belonged together, and it was fun to read how they really became a sort of couple by the end of the book and how Savvy's dreams changed from the time she arrived in Barefoot Key, until the end of the story. The Gull was always part of her life, but it really becomes her life as the book progresses and The Key becomes home.

This was a great beach read! It is also the first book in the Barefoot series, and I can't wait to read more!

Rating: 5 flowers

Virtual Book Tour - June 22 - July 4

June 22 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Kick Off
June 24 - A Chick Who Reads
June 25 - Readsalot
June 29 -  Simplistic Reviews
June 30 -  Deluged With Books
July 2 - LibriAmoriMiei
July 4 - Texas Book Nook
July 4 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Amie Denman

Amie Denman lives in a small town in her native Ohio with her husband and sons. Her two cats and large yellow labrador are kind enough to share a sunny office where she lets her imagination run wild. Reading books was her favorite escape as a child, and growing up four houses away from the community library encouraged her addiction. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and running outside. The helpless victim of a lifetime of curiosity, she's been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what's going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love. 

Amie is the author of five contemporary romance novels: 
The Gull Motel
Blue Bottle Beach
Her Lucky Catch
Her Lucky Prize
Will Work for Love
He’s on Her Trail

Please visit her at www.amiedenman.com
On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amie.denman.1
On Twitter @amiedenman


Amie Denman said...

Thanks so much for the great review and for hosting The Gull Motel today. I am excited to share a fun summer read!

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