Summer on Lovers' Island

Summer on Lovers Island Lizzie Howard s life is close to perfect until her father s death brings her world crashing down around her With her reputation and heart in tatters she reluctantly agrees to temporarily take over h

  • Title: Summer on Lovers' Island
  • Author: Donna Alward
  • ISBN: 9781250045188
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lizzie Howard s life is close to perfect, until her father s death brings her world crashing down around her With her reputation and heart in tatters, she reluctantly agrees to temporarily take over her best friend s practice in scenic Jewell Cove, Maine a position that s a world away from the high pressure career she once loved.Josh Collins is no stranger to pain AfterLizzie Howard s life is close to perfect, until her father s death brings her world crashing down around her With her reputation and heart in tatters, she reluctantly agrees to temporarily take over her best friend s practice in scenic Jewell Cove, Maine a position that s a world away from the high pressure career she once loved.Josh Collins is no stranger to pain After losing his wife, he moved home looking to start over One of two doctors at the town clinic, his sleepy coastal practice is just what he needed Until Lizzie Howard arrives Lizzie is everything Josh wanted to get away from brash, ambitious and not interested in a quiet life in a quiet town But as the sparks fly between these two doctors, they realize that sometimes opposites really do attract.

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    1. Loved it!! Wonderful sexy romance set in a quaint little coastal town. Superb writing as usual from this author. This one will make for a wonderful beach read!Big city doctor, Lizzie Howard, needs a break from her rapidly imploding life. On a forced sabbatical from her ER job, Lizzie has agreed to cover for her friend at a small town clinic while her friend is off on maternity leave. The clinic is owned and operated by Josh Collins who is perfectly happy in his small town, living a very quiet li [...]

    2. I received this from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review. This book is a solid romance, but not much of anything else. Lizzie and Josh, doctors, are both running from demons. Lizzie has recently lost her beloved father, also a doctor, and her mother’s dementia condition is worsening, so Lizzie has found an in-care home for her, where she resides. Josh was once in a loveless marriage, but his wife died. Josh mourns the failures of his marriage and questions whether he can ever lo [...]

    3. This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books.Summer on Lover’s Island is part of the Jewell Cove series, but is great as a stand-alone novel.  I have not read the previous works in the series and felt right at home with the book. Having read this one, I am curious to back and check out the others.In Summer on Lover’s Island we meet Josh and Lizzie. He is a hometown doctor who has returned after time in the Army and after being widowed. He definitely has some baggage that he is c [...]

    4. Adored Lizzie and josh. Although I felt the plot was just okay I think it could have been better. I did like the chemistry and the fact they both got a chance of real love. They both found something in each other they both needed.

    5. Lizzie is a stressed out ER doctor who made a mistake that still haunts her. Actually two mistakes, and one of them caused her boss to send her away. Lizzie flees to Jewell Cove, where her friend, also a doctor, lives. Lizzie’s friend is about to have a baby and she asks Lizzie to fill in for her at the clinic where she works. At first reluctant, Lizzie eventually agrees.Josh is the other doctor at the clinic. He is a widower, recently retired from the military and is nursing his own broken he [...]

    6. Two totally different people whose hearts have been broken in different ways meet to find they have an attraction. They are pulled together the chemistry between these two is powerful both afraid to reach out for many different reasons. It takes a lot to reach out and let someone new in even to give your heart on a good day. When your heart has already been broken it is even hard to give in to desire for another when you don’t know how the other feels. I thought this was a great read at times [...]

    7. Summer on Lovers’ Island (Jewell Cover #3) by Donna Alward is a combination of many genres from women’s fiction to small town contemporary romance. Donna writes a very character driven book. There’s not many grand gestures or over the top emotional actions from the main couple, but it really hits the spot. It’s a perfect type of summer read for the beach or at the lake while sunning away your stress.Lizzie knows all about stress. She loves her job as an ER doctor, but so many things happ [...]

    8. It felt lovely to be back in Jewell Cove! It's just as beautiful and welcoming as I remember from my last trip in The House on Blackberry Hill. The Collins family is center stage in this one and they are wonderfully meddling without being over the top or too perfect. One of my favorite story lines involve people who have had a rough time of it being able to emotionally start over and find happiness and both Lizzie and Josh definitely qualify for this one. I loved them both though I think I ident [...]

    9. I am always amazed when I start reading a Donna Alward story at just how good she is at capturing the special moments and conflicts in ordinary life--and yet making them feel extraordinary. Feasibly, I think you could read this book as a standalone and it would still make sense and be enjoyable--but I would recommend you read the rest of the series first. Not because you have to--just because you can. When was the last time you turned down an amazing opportunity to relax and just have a good tim [...]

    10. Lizzie Howard is an ER doctor and loves what she does, but her father's death, her mother's Alzheimer's, and living up to the high standard of being Russ Howard's daughter has brought her to the edge of burnout, and a mistake in the ER. She's taken a leave of absence from the Springfield hospital, and has come to Jewell Cove to cover her friend Charlie's maternity leave.Josh Collins is still recovering from the death of his wife Erin, and the broken state of their marriage at the time of her dea [...]

    11. Summer on Lovers’ Island is book three in the series. I have not read the first two. This can stand alone but I think it would have been more enjoyable if I had read book one and two first.I liked the fact that Lizzie and Josh are so very different on the outside but so very alike on the inside. It was fun to watch the play between the two. What I missed was knowing some of the side characters. It was plain that they had a history from the first two books and the fact that I did not know that [...]

    12. What a great story.You can feel the small town coziness and friends and families love. I didnt know it was a third book in the series but you can read it as a stand alone with no problem but I do plan on reading the first two. The story of two doctors falling in love with each of them having issues and looking for that happily ever after. I couldnt put the book down and every break I had I read a few chapters. Will reccomend to my reading buddies and look forward to more books by Donna Alward.I [...]

    13. #3 in the Jewell Cove romance seriesThanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This was a nice revisit to Jewell Cove, Maine, a small town that I would definitely love to visit. Alward has a way of creating characters with strong personalities, but also having some flaws that make them much more approachable. Lizzie is a burnt-out ER doctor who comes to stay with her best friend Charlie while Charlie is taking maternity leave. So Lizzie fills in at the medi [...]

    14. I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance about Lizzie Howard, a doctor who comes to Jewel Cove when her life implodes. A weekend visit leads into covering her best friend's medical practice while she is off on maternity leave. The other doctor in the practice, Josh Collins, has a poor opinion of Lizzie in the beginning, but that soon transforms into a strong attraction between the two.I loved Lizzie and Josh and watching their relationship develop. The Jewel Cove setting and secondary char [...]

    15. What an enjoyable story! I felt for Lizzy as one careless mistake caused her to leave the big city and take her friend's invitation to go to Jewel Cove, Maine and temporarily take over a friend's practice. I loved that Dr. Josh Collins moved back home after the death of his wife, he is also in pain and tried hard to keep his feelings in check when Lizzie Howard came to town. They both kept their secrets to themselves until a crisis threw them together.

    16. This third book of the Jewell Cove series was just as good as the first two. Hated to see it end although there are a couple of Christmas Novellas that are located in Jewell Cove. Donna Alward was a new author for me but I am seriously thinking of getting another one of her series. She could become a favorite like Robyn Carr, Wendy Wax, and many others. Highly recommend this series.

    17. Everything about this was just ok. Chemistry was meh; heroine was pretty annoying and wishy-washy; hero was good. Overall an ok, kinda forgettable read.

    18. Last week was a very long and tiring week. Work was super busy and Mike was gone a lot of evenings and I ran non-stop for days. Thursday night at bedtime I took the boys to bed and as I was sitting in their room waiting for them to settle I started reading Summer on Lovers' Island. I had absolutely no intention of sitting in that chair until I finished it, but that is totally what happened. Then I had to restrain myself from texting Katherine at midnight to see if she'd read it. It was that good [...]

    19. Lizzie Howard is turning thirty and a nice relaxing weekend at her BFF’s is just what the doctor ordered. Only her friend Charlie who hasn’t seen Lizzie since her wedding to Dave, really has no idea how true that is. All Charlie knows is Lizzie is finally coming to Jewell’s Cove for a much needed visit for both of them. They talked often but it’s never the same as being together in person. Charlie is due very soon to have her first baby. She has been doing a hard sell to get Lizzie to ta [...]

    20. This is a lovely, feel-good romance with an ambitious heroine burnt out by grief and a small-town hero who has unresolved emotional issues of his own. I really enjoyed this book, it was an easy read that pulled me in right from the start. Lizzie is an ER doctor who wants to be the best. She’s always worked hard and pushed herself harder, determined to be every bit as good as her legendary father was. But his unexpected death and the deterioration of her mother’s mental health have pushed her [...]

    21. This is a sweet small town romance that will delight readers. I have read one other in this series and believe the author does a great job of capturing the engaging characters that find romance in this seaside community.Lizzie Howard is a big city doctor on leave from her high stress emergency room physician’s job. She left under troubling circumstances, not only did she experience a breakup with her boyfriend/boss, she also feels she did not do all she could to save a life. So she jumps at th [...]

    22. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:I was charmed by the first book in this series and had high hopes for the following stories, although to date none have quite lived up to my expectations. While I love the town of Jewell Cove, I’ve found at times that life there is a little too idyllic on the surface for my liking, and the problems bubbling underneath often turn out to have simpler solutions than I might expect. On the other hand, Josh has appeared in every story so far, [...]

    23. Donna Alward pulled me in to small town life in Jewell Cove and made me feel like I could be right there with all these characters! I loved the setting and Donna's descriptions of the small town, the water, the treasure island, and the storm (to name a few!) made it easy to picture and feel Jewell Cove. The place and the characters really made this a romance I enjoyed reading.Lizzie and Josh had a bit of a rough start when they first met, but the chemistry was there regardless. Both of them are [...]

    24. Summer on Lovers' Island is another excellent outing to Jewel Cove, Maine. Since I visited Maine coast in the summer, the description of place and people is right on target bringing a smile to my face. Through Donna Alward’s writing I feel as if I am transport back again to my summer vacation. She describes this small town just as I remember some of the ones we traveled through on our trip to the north.The plot is interesting with two main characters I enjoyed getting to know. Josh and Lizzie [...]

    25. * ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review * I really loved Lizzie and Josh. They're both a little reserved in opening up to people, and yet, when they're with each other, they find it easy to cut the pretense and just be. Because even though they've had different experiences, they still recognize something similar in each other and that draws them to one another, forging a bond despite their intentions.Throughout the story, Lizzie and Josh grow closer, starting as coll [...]

    26. I read this book and Kiss Me by Susan Mallery in close succession and quite enjoyed both. It made for a nice streak of contemporary enjoyment.We've met the hero, Josh Collins in previous books. He is still recovering from his marriage. Though a widower, it wasn't his wife's death that caused the demise of his union. Rather, it was the fact that she was (and always had been) in love with Josh's cousin (who found his own HEA in Treasure on Lilac Lane). Now that there's a new doctor in town, he doe [...]

    27. arc given by netgalley for an honest reviewi've never read the book from this author, by i'm glad I did ask for her arc. it is a great book in my opinion. I love the heroine and the hero together. The chemistry is combustible yet subtle at times. They complement each other is many ways and open each other eyes on different perspective. The hero did a lousy/jerk thing at 85% but enough grovel in my opinion to win the heroine heart at the end. Love the scene, plot and secondary characters. Overall [...]

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