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Small Town Love by Susan Meier #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #ParadiseKey #readztule

Series: Paradise Key #4  

Title: Small Town Love by Susan Meier

Author: Susan Meier 

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Pages: 151

Published: March 22nd, 2018

Rating: 4/5

This is the fourth and final story in the Paradise Key series but they can each be read as a standalone . . . . All the stories feature young women who met whilst spent their summers in Paradise Key as teenagers and have kept in touch as best friends ever since. There were five of them but one of them, Lily, has tragically died. The remaining four meet up again whilst attending her funeral and each story focusses on one of the friends – in this case it is Evelyn Barclay.

Evie had returned home after the funeral, expecting to continue her role as a television talk show host but was instructed to go on vacation and try to keep out of the news herself as her father is accused of insider trading. The fact that she’s not seen him for years and they’ve been estranged for all that time makes no difference, so she returns to Paradise Key, hoping to hide out there till the furore dies down. However, she jumps at the opportunity to work with her friend, Lauren, on promoting the resort though when she discovers that involves filming the local mayor, Paxton James, she’s not quite as sure this is a great idea!

Get ready for fun, drama and more as Pax really doesn’t want to be filmed. However, the filming proves a great way to reconnect and develop his relationship with his beloved teenage daughter. He’s attracted to Evie, especially when she helps his daughter, and the sparks fly between them. The arrival of her father, however, threatens everything as far as Evie is concerned – should she run somewhere else to hide?

This is a lovely story of father/daughter relationships as well as a daughter trying to act as matchmaker for her Dad! It had some poignant moments, some that will have you laughing out loud and others that will have you reaching for a tissue! It is a heartwarming romance and a delightful conclusion to the series. Each book is written by a different author but they work well together and it is great to discover more about each of the earlier couples in this story. I have no hesitation in recommending this book and the whole series to anyone who enjoys reading heartwarming contemporary romance.

I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


After her estranged father is indicted for insider trading, wealthy heiress and morning talk show personality, Evelyn Barclay, returns to Paradise Key. She takes a job with a friend, only to discover she’s now in charge of Paradise Key’s sexy mayor, Paxton James.

Pax wants nothing to do with the video Evie needs to produce for the town’s new website. But he can’t deny that every time he’s around her, sparks fly. Not only is she beautiful, but when Evie steps up to help his daughter, he sees another side of her.

Just as Pax and Evie grow closer, her dad’s appearance in Paradise Key threatens to send her into hiding again and ruin their budding relationship.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble


Other books in this series which I have read and reviewed:

Summer Love: Take Two by Shirley Jump


Love at the Beach Shop by Kyra Jacobs


Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras

2 comments on “Small Town Love by Susan Meier #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #ParadiseKey #readztule

  1. carhicks
    May 22, 2018

    Great review. It sounds like you really enjoyed this series. I need to get started on it.


    • bicted
      May 23, 2018

      I definitely have, Carla. I’m hoping that they’ll do more series based in Paradise Key (like they do for Marietta) in future. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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