Review – Angels in Seashore Cove

Angels in Seashore Cove (Love and Laugh in Seashore Cove #2) by Maggie Van Well

Angels in Seashore CovePublished: February 15, 2016

Book Blurb: Two romances. One chance.

Back in college, Dianna Sheldon made a pledge to the Saving-It-Sisters, promising to save herself for “The One.” As her thirtieth birthday approaches, Dianna decides to break that pledge before she reaches that milestone. But she discovers that attempting to break a promise is not as easy as it seems, especially with her best friend, Sean, blocking her every step of the way.

Sean Donovan has always been a wild child, but Dianna always managed to keep him grounded. When she tells him she wants to lose her virginity, he makes it his mission to stop her from making a huge mistake.

Adriel is a guardian angel watching over his charges on Earth, Dianna Sheldon and Sean Donovan as they head down a path that will lead them away from each other — and their ‘happily ever after.’

So Adriel enlists the help of an archangel, Jude, to come up with a plan to save these two souls. They send down two rookies to nudge Dianna and Sean onto the right path, and in the interim, hopefully right a sixteen-year old wrong.

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My Review

Angels in Seashore Cove is the second novel in the Love and Laugh in Seashore Cove series. Check out my review on the first novel in the series, Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking. Although this is the second story in the series, it is not a direct continuation of the first story. However, the author did weave in a few characters from the first novel as friends of the main characters in this novel. I love when they do that!

This is the story about an unusual chance for two soulmates to recognize the love that exists between them and open their hearts to one another. When two people spend their lives being ‘just friends’ but both secretly have strong feelings for one another, often times they don’t act on those feelings in fear that they will ruin their friendship. Sean and Diana are two such people and are a bit a stubborn when it comes to love, so they need a little help. Jack and Angie are sent from heaven to help guide these two in hopes that they can find the love that they never allowed in their own lives. Will this be the chance that they need to make things right?

I enjoyed the story of Sean and Diana finding their first real love  in conjunction with Jack and Angie’s second chance at love.  It was a bit ironic that the older couple was helping the younger couple do what they couldn’t while they were friends on earth. Much like the first novel in the series the story is quite sexually charged, but the intimate scenes are not over-the-top or too blush-inducing. If you don’t enjoy stories with a bit of language and quite a bit of discussion about sex, then this isn’t the novel for you. If you enjoy women’s fiction and chick-lit that makes you smile, laugh and root for the characters to make it work, then this is the one for you!

“Sometimes life throws us some hard choices. But as long as you’re true to who you are, you’ll never go wrong.”

4/5 stars

I received an Advanced Review Copy free from the publisher Booktrope in exchange for an honest review. Currently $2.99 on Amazon.

About the Author – Maggie Van Well

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maggie van wellMaggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from), and three entertaining Italian greyhounds: Rosie, Stripe, and Santa’s Little Helper (yes, that’s his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at two in the morning by cooing?

She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.


Check out the first novel in the Seashore Cove series:

Crazy Little Thing Called Matchmaking by Maggie Van Well


Published: February 19, 2015 by Booktrope Publishing

Is it possible to find two loves in one lifetime?

Dubbed “The Child Whisperer” by his peers, twenty-nine-year-old Jake Harris is a lollipop-sucking, video game-playing pediatrician, who moves to Seashore Cove, Long Island to start a family. What he finds is an immediate attraction to his new nurse, Kate, and a list of reasons why he has to keep his distance.

Kate Henderson is a grieving widow with two teenage boys, struggling to keep her head above water. She knows exactly why she must fight her growing desire for the new doctor, and nothing is going to change that.

But Kate’s sons think Dr. Jake is the perfect match for their mother. When they put their heads together, the duo comes up with crazy little schemes in the hopes of igniting a spark.

The teenagers succeed in throwing them together but is it enough to make their mom and the doctor tear up their lists and take a chance on love?

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