REVIEW by Jen: Jenny by Melissa McClone


Beach Brides! Fun in the summer sun! Twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme.


Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea!

Bestselling thriller author Jenny Hanford never expects anything to happen the night she whimsically throws her requirements for true love into the ocean. Thirteen months later, however, she hears back from the man who found her message in a bottle.

Exchanging carefree emails and texts makes Jenny smile and fills her days with anticipation. But when she gets word her bottle finder, a soldier named Dare, has been injured and is asking for her, she can’t deny her growing feelings for her online friend. Jenny wants to go, but she’s afraid Dare will turn out to be as make believe as the characters she creates. What are the odds he could be her real dream hero?






About the Book

by Melissa McClone

Beach Brides #5

Sweet Romance
Contemporary Romance

Cardinal Press, LLC

Publication Date
June 20, 2017

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Jen’s Review

Wow! This story took me by complete surprise. I read the prologue which explains Jenny about a girl from this bookclub of romantic dreamers, and during a cruise, they all wrote short notes to their idea of a perfect guy. Some of the girls found their way to happily-ever-after in a mysterious turn of events. Now it’s Jenny’s turn.

Jenny has a best friend named Missy, and they are both animal lovers who work with an animal rescue group. As the story progresses, we learn Jenny is successful, in her early thirties girl, and she has suffered through major heartbreak in both family and relationships.

The story really takes off when we meet Dare O’Rourke, a heart-throb soldier in the Army. He’s had a rough road while trying to find love. After his last girlfriend cheated on him, he all but gave up on finding love. Then he found Jenny’s message in a bottle.

This story is all about finding love again in the most unexpected of places. It’s about starting anew and letting go of the past. This story is a nice, sweet (very clean) romance. Mild kissing, hand holding, and a few hugs. Due to the lack of graphic content, anyone, regardless of age, could read JENNY.

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