Official blurb from Amazon
Skye Philips and Jesse Hamilton have a complicated relationship. They’ve been neighbours, best friends and even briefly married. But ever since Skye returned to the beautiful shores of Jewel Island to help her sisters Aria and Clover run their family hotel, she doesn’t know where she stands with Jesse.
When they’re together the chemistry between them sizzles, but with Jesse living in Canada and Skye on the Cornish island she calls home, they’ve kept things casual. Till now…
Jesse is coming to Jewel Island for the annual Pudding Parade and Skye knows this is her chance to tell him how she really feels. But putting her heart on the line isn’t easy when it’s been broken in the past. Will Jesse return her love? Or will she lose him for good?
Everything she’s ever wanted can be hers if she’s willing to take the chance, but is Skye brave enough to risk her heart once again?
I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have a real soft spot for this series, the Philips sisters have an unbreakable bond that sees them support each other, no matter what. As Aria and Clover have now found their significant others, it remains for Skye to find the courage to discover her own happy ending.
Skye and Jesse’s story has been shared in the previous books; in order to allow Jesse to stay in Canada, they entered into a sham marriage for the sake of immigration. The marriage worked fine until Skye developed feelings, but Jesse stuck to the original plan and they divorced. Despite their divorce, a very physical relationship continues to bind them together.
As the synopsis explains, Skye is ready to tell Jesse how she’s feeling, but Jesse has his daughter to consider and that means that there’s more than his heart at stake.
Ice Creams at Emerald Cove is a welcome return to Cornwall and to revisit the Philips sisters. It’s an opportunity to delve deeper into Skye’s past which opens up some painful memories as she examines her past choices.
As usual, this book has an ensemble cast, each bringing an extra layer to the story. For me, Bea and Sylvia were stars in their own right and I was thrilled to see their stories also brought to a happy conclusion.
An extra star of the story would have to be the delicious desserts and gin! I found myself dreaming of naughty treats as the book went on. The introduction of multiple mentions of rhubarb gin was delectable and had me craving for the delights of my gin selection.
I don’t know if this is the last book in this series; all the loose ends are nicely tied up, but I still want to revisit Jewel Island and see how everyone is getting along. Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone story, but with such a lovely thread, why not read them all?