#Review: A Stranger in the Cove by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

A Stranger in the Cove is the final book in the Templeton Cove series by Rachel Brimble, I have been so honoured to have been able to read most of these books in advance of their release and have to thank Rachel from the bottom of my heart for letting me have copies of them. I can’t wait to see what she has coming next, and if you’ve not started this series yet I highly recommend it!


Mac Orman is on a mission. When he discovers his recently deceased father had been searching for his birth mother, Mac aims to finish the job by finding the grandmother he never knew. His quest leads him to Templeton Cove—and a firecracker of a woman who instantly jump-starts his tortured heart.

For Mac, Kate Harrington is the most tempting kind of distraction. But their sizzling connection comes with a side of suspicion for Kate, who doesn’t trust this brooding stranger in her town. Mac arrived with no plans to stay, but as he falls for Kate, he wonders how he could ever possibly leave.


A Stranger in the Cove is the eighth and final standalone novel in the Templeton Cove series by Rachel Brimble and boy did she finish with the best of the bunch. I will admit putting a musician in as the lead male probably swayed me just a bit but still, this story is outstanding and had me completely unable to put the book down.

Mac has come into Templeton Cove with one thing on his mind, he wants to find his biological Grandmother and tell her what being adopted did to his Father. He has no intention to sugarcoat his message and doesn’t care what emotional damage his appearance may cause.

Kate, our resident charitable whirlwind who we’ve met a few times in this series, knows instantly that something is up with Mac and she wants to get to the bottom of his appearance in town before anybody gets hurt, especially if it’s somebody she cares about. The problem is she likes him, despite his shifty demeanour and the fact he annoys all kinds of hell out of her.

Rachel Brimble has woven a situation that makes it almost impossible for love to flourish, with two people pulling in different directions while their emotions are pulling them towards each other. It was hard to read at times willing them to find a way and even as a reader you couldn’t figure out what would be the best solution.

Mac and Kate were the perfect story to end the Templeton Cove saga on and while getting to the end of this book was bittersweet I know whatever is coming next from Rachel Brimble will be wonderful.

A huge thank you to Rachel Brimble and Harlequin/Mills & Boon for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.


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TitleA Stranger in the Cove
Series: Templeton Cove #8
Author: Rachel Brimble
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin/Mills & Boon Superromance
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 211
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository | Wordery

#Review: Ethan’s Daughter by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble @MillsandBoon


Single dad and best-selling thriller writer Ethan James has no problem being Templeton Cove’s most famous recluse…until a surprise visit from the past plunges him into a real-life crime drama just as feisty nurse Leah Dixon barges her way into his world.

Ethan’s first priority is to protect his daughter. His second priority is to keep Leah out of this dark web—and that means out of his bed. Except Leah isn’t going anywhere; she’s afraid little Daisy is in danger. Ethan couldn’t live with himself if anything happened to Leah…but pushing her away may be even harder!


I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Templeton Cove series, even though I came to it mid-way through and so I was over the moon to receive an early copy of the seventh book in the series Ethan’s Daughter from Rachel Brimble. This was a little different to the other books in the series I have read taking it far more along the romantic suspense lines. I will admit to not being someone who generally picks books up that wander in this direction but I was drawn in from the very first chapter and had no hope of pulling away until the story was resolved.

Leah Dixon, who we have met a few times in previous Templeton Cove novels as the friendly local A&E nurse, finds a little girl on the beach and when she returns her home she finds she is the daughter of the towns famous reclusive author Ethan James, but Ethan is injured and Leah, not being one to let something go gets herself entangled in his messy past and life.

This is everything we have come to expect from Rachel Brimble, and more, she has somehow managed to wind down the romance while winding up the romantic tension it’s incredible. The suspense is palpable and you never quite know where the danger is coming from or who it is targeted to. And for the first time with one of her novels I truly doubted if the couple would become a couple.

Oh and I loved the mention’s of Bristol, I always get a bit chuffed when Bristol is mentioned in a book!

A beautiful read and a fine edition to the Templeton Cove Family.

A huge thanks to Rachel Brimble for sending me the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.



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TitleEthan’s Daughter
Series: Templeton Cove #7
Author: Rachel Brimble
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit | Suspense
Publisher: Mills & Boon Superromance
Publication Date: 1 August 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 384
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Wordery

#Review: Saved By The Firefighter by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble @MillsandBoon

How can she forgive him for what he didn’t do?

Photographer Izzy Cooper feels as frozen as her pictures. Trent Palmer might be the hottest firefighter in Templeton Cove, but she can never face him again. Not after he failed to save her brother. But when they’re forced together by a calendar shoot, the sparks between them are undeniable.

Izzy knows it’s not fair to blame Trent for the tragedy, but opening herself up to loss again isn’t something she’s prepared to do, no matter how determined Trent is to show her that pain is part of life and that love—their love—can make any suffering bearable.

I won a signed copy of this novel in a giveaway just before Christmas, it was the perfect novel to pick up and start the New Year with and I’m so glad I did. Rachel Brimble has created a complex story which follows none of the expected romance structures and leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Izzy Cooper has been stuck in a rut of despair and grief since her brother was killed in a devastating fire. His best friend, firefighter, Trent was unable to save him and Izzy blames Trent which has put a spanner in the works of their budding romance.

Trent isn’t one to give up easily though, he knows Izzy is ‘the one’ and he is determined to get her through her grief and win her over regardless of how many times she pushes him away.

This is a novel which is more about grief and how hard it is to overcome that grief than about romance. It’s about rebuilding relationships, trust, and finding love within that. This is an emotionally charged novel that leaves you pleading with Izzy to find her way through her broken heart.

There were times when I felt completely frustrated with her for the way she acted, but I think this was natural for this type of situation to feel frustated when you can’t help someone who so desperately needs it. There was a definite feeling that we would never get a positive outcome from this story and I guess it’s for you to find out if that ever happens when you read it.

A huge thanks to Rachel Brimble for sending me the signed copy of this book which I won in a giveaway. This was my honest opinion.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

TitleSaved By The Firefighter
SeriesTempleton Cove #6
Author: Rachel Brimble
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit
Publisher: Mills & Boon Superromance
Publication Date: 1 November 2016
Review Format: Paperback
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 384
BuyAmazon UK | Amazon US | KoboiBooks

Blog Tour: Her Hometown Redemption by Rachel Brimble

Welcome to my stop on the Her Hometown Redemption blog tour which has been organised by Brook Cottage Books. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy your time here and if you’ve read the book let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also, don’t forget to take part in the Giveaway at the end of the post!

She’s back to right her wrongs.

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