Blog Tour Review: Summer Kisses at Mermaid Point by Sarah Bennett

I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Sarah Bennett’s Summer Kisses at Mermaid Point! This is such a wonderful story, and I so enjoyed the characters, the romance, and the lovely small-town charm.

About the Book:

‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley

Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers.

The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids…
Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with…

Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.

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About the Author:

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas. The first book in her new Mermaids Point trilogy for Boldwood will be published in Spring 2021.

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My Review:

Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point is an entertaining and heart-warming story with a beautiful setting, great characters, a mermaid mystery, and a lovely romance. Laurie is a great protagonist, and I appreciate her lively and fun spirit. She’s smart, humorous, and hard-working, determined to thrive in her job where she runs the local café. Laurie has a strong relationship with her family and her community, and her life is intricately woven into Mermaids Point. Though she is in her early twenties, she is wise beyond her years and shows maturity and depth of character. She is someone I rooted for from the start of the story, and I so hoped for her to find happiness and love.

When Jake, a slightly hardened reporter, comes to town to investigate mermaid sightings, the sparks fly. Laurie and Jake have fabulous chemistry, and I loved how their romance progressed. Jake feels burned-out from his career, and Laurie is reluctant to love again. These and other obstacles stand in their way, including several secrets and lies, and both Laurie and Jake must decide if their ever-growing feelings are worth fighting for.

The small-town feel where everyone knows everyone else adds so much charm to the story. I fell in love with Mermaids Point and the wonderful cast of characters who inhabit it. Even Jake can’t help but succumb to the charm of this small town, and he quickly becomes enthralled by all that life has to offer in Mermaids Point. Of course, it becomes a busy little town when news of the mermaid sighting goes viral, but the communal feeling remains. The author beautifully and vividly describes a wonderful seaside community filled with charm, and it is the perfect setting to escape to during these cold, wintry months.

A fun, feel-good story with tons of charm and a wonderful romance, Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point is a great book to escape into for an afternoon. Lovers of romance, rom-coms, and stories with wonderful characters and a picturesque setting will adore this read! Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Sarah Bennett for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.


Favorite Parts:

  • The romance! I enjoyed Laurie and Jake’s love story.
  • The small-town setting. Can I live in Mermaid’s Point? It sounds fabulous!
  • The mermaid lore. I found the legend of the mermaids quite intriguing.


This is a great story for readers who like contemporary rom-coms with great characters and small-town charm!

3 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review: Summer Kisses at Mermaid Point by Sarah Bennett

  1. This sounds so cute! I love small town romances. When done right you always feel like you know everyone there, and it’s like a big hug. Great review!

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