Coming Home to Seashell Harbor

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An emotional novel about first love, second chances, and what it means to follow your heart from this award-winning author who "writes with humor and heart" (Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author).

Hadley Wells swapped her dreams of saving the planet for the glamour of Hollywood. But when a very public breakup reveals cracks in her not-so-perfect life, she returns to her hometown to reassess what it is she truly wants. Unfortunately, Seashell Harbor has some trouble of its own—including the first man to ever break her heart.

A serious injury forced footballer Tony Cammareri into early retirement—now he’s determined to reboot his life with a splashy new restaurant venture. He knows better than to expect a happy reunion with Hadley, but he’s determined to make up for the way things ended between them. Yet when Tony and Hadley end up vying for control of the town’s future, they find themselves once again on opposing sides.

As their rivalry intensifies, they must decide what’s worth fighting for—and what it truly means to be happy.

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7 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
May 4, 2021
3.5/5 Coming Home to Seashell Harbor by Miranda Liasson, book one in her Seashell Harbor series, is a wonderful, emotional tale of the high school sweethearts getting a second chance after finding themselves back in their hometown for the summer, many years later. Hadley Wells switched career plans from saving the planet to put out fires for Hollywood celebrities. When a very public breakup reveals that her life is not as perfect as she thought, she returns to her hometown of Seashell Harbor, to figure out what she wants truly wants to do with her life. Upon arrival, she discovers her grandmother had fallen breaking a hip and is considering retirement. Oh, and then there’s the return of the town’s prodigal son, Tony, her first love, and first to break her heart. A career-ending injury forced football player Tony Cammareri into an early retirement causing him to focus on his future. Tony is determined to open a restaurant, using his father’s family recipes, but it’s not as simple as all that; including unwanted franchising opportunities. Learning that Hadley is back in town he is determined to apologize for the way he ended things between them back after graduation; despite knowing it wouldn’t be a happy reunion between them. Vying for occupation of her grandmother’s storefront and for control of the town’s future development, Tony and Hadley find themselves on opposing sides as they try to prove with plan would best serve the town. As their rivalry intensifies, Hadley and Tony need to decide what is worth fighting for in order to be happy. Hadley and Tony might have split up seventeen years prior but they still acted like teens, trying to one-up each other. It was difficult to believe they were thiry-somethings by their actions and behaviors. Yet, you could tell they still loved the town where they grew up. The magnetic attraction and chemistry they shared as teens was still there as evident in their inability to stop trying to help each other. I enjoyed all the dogs that played a role in the story and in their reunion. Hadley’s grandmother was a wonderful addition to the story, adding to their competitiveness and finding ways to push them together. Hadley and Tony were truly soul-mates, pieces of the same puzzle that belonged together. It was hard to understand why it took so long for them to realize it. Ms. Liasson wrote a tale that was emotional, sizzling, tale, filled with wonderful dialogue, and endearing characters is a must read. I highly recommend Coming Home to Seashell Harbor to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Yvonne Cruz
March 12, 2021
Whenever I pick up a story by this very talented storyteller, I know it will be one that will touch my heart and one I will remember for a very long time. This one was no exception. In this first book in the new series titled Seashell Harbor, we get to meet not only the main characters, Hadley Wells and Tony Cammareri, but also secondary characters that bring life to the story and some that will likely get their own stories in books to come. Hadley Wells’s heart was broken when her HS sweetheart, Tony Cammareri, left town to pursue his dreams. She too left , ending up working in PR for the rich and famous, rather than what she had wanted to do, save the world. Almost 20 years after. Hadley is back when her very public breakup is splashed all over the tabloids. Hadley has come back home to regroup, and help her grandmother . She never expected to come across Tony/Cam. When Cam left to pursue his football career, his dream of becoming a famous football player were realized. What he didn’t expect was to have his career end abruptly due a knee injury and bringing him back home. Nowadays, these two are determined to win the grandmother’s favor and win the building she own. Each to pursue their own goals. Will this determination to get the building keep them further apart, or will it bring them closer together? This story is not so much about second chances, but rather, about new beginnings. It’s a story about personal growth and finding that special person that really “gets you” and accepts you for whom you are. At times you will laugh, at others you’ll want to cry, but in the end you will just want to cheer these two amazing individuals. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. One I have no doubt will be just as good. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Forever Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Heather Fueger
May 4, 2021
Coming Home to Seashell Harbor was a wonderful introduction to this new series! Miranda Liasson is a new author to me and I really enjoyed her brand of storytelling. Hadley has come home to Seashell Harbor following a very hurtful and very public break-up. She feels a bit like her life is in limbo when she gets home and she's looking forward to spending time with her family and helping her grandmother out at the Pooch Palace, her longtime business. When she gets home, things aren't exactly how she expected, which throws her even more. Tony "Cam" Cammareri grew up in Seashell Harbor, but made it as a professional football player until an injury forced his retirement. Now he's trying to figure out what to do with his life and while he thinks he's got a great idea, things might not go exactly the way he expects when his first love, Hadley, blows back into town. When Cam and Hadley realize they are vying for the same piece of real estate in downtown, things get interesting. They both feel their idea is the right one and it's entertaining to see how each of their families and their friends get involved in the action. Not to mention the furry friends that help to make the story so enjoyable! This was a fun read and I look forward to more in this series and more by this author!
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About the author

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there's nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She's a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and a bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small-town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three kids in a charming old neighborhood, which is the inspiration for many of the homes in her books.

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