For as long as she can remember, Sadie’sgrandparents have run the waffle house on the pier at Sea Salt Bay. With its pretty painted chairs, sweet smells, and the warm advice of her beloved grandparents, the waffle house is like a second home
But when Sadie’s grandfather dies, leaving her grandmother without an anchor, Sadie must make a difficult decision. She quits her job and moves back home, determined to keep things going. The trouble is, she knows nothing about running a business, and learning at a million miles an hour with a shop full of hungry people isn’t easy. When she nearly burns the waffle house down, she has to admit she needs to get some help.
Her ex-boyfriend Declan promises to be there for her but Sadie worries that getting too close is a mistake – especially as he has a new girlfriend now. And anyway she’s just met newcomer Luke, with his gorgeous suntan and mellow voice…
Sadie’s family have always loved Declan and they’re not too sure about Luke, leaving Sadie unsure which way to turn. A terrible accident at sea forces her to look into her heart, but what if it’s already too late to tell the right man that she loves him?
My Rating: 4/5
My Review: Tilly Tennant books rarely fail to please and this one is no different. Sadie is training to be a teacher but when she goes to visit her Grandparents at their Waffle House on the Pier, tragedy strikes. With the loss of her Grandfather Sadie wants everybody to pull together and ensure the safety of the future of the Waffle House.
Sadie’s family are all really likeable and there is a strong sense of family bond from early on with her brother Ewan and his wife Kat, her Mum and Dad as well as her friends. Sadie’s situation is pretty relatable as she decides that she will give up her training and run the Waffle House with her Grandmother (Gammy).
We follow the story as Sadie tries (and fails on many fronts) to manage heloing run the business as well as negotiating her friendship with her ex-boyfriend Declan. This story was such an easy and thoroughly enjoyable read and it certainly transported me for the hours I spent reading it. This was a solid 4 star read and one that I would have no hesitation in recommending.