Nevermore Bookstore is the first book in the Townsend Harbor series by Kerrigan Byrne and Cynthia St. Aubin. I started this book with high expectations and an open mind; I was not disappointed! I am a massive fan of Kerrigan Byrne’s historical romances. However, this book by Byrne and St. Aubin is entirely unique and surprisingly effervescent.
Cadence “Cady” Bloomquist has just lost her aunt, suffers from a debilitating illness, and might be losing her beloved bookstore. Cady’s only solace is her Thursday 8:00 pm book order calls from Fox. Roman “Fox’ Fawkes is a former soldier struggling with PTSD. Fox lives for his call to the innocent, sweet, kind Cady. When Cady is threatened, Fox will do anything to save her, but can these two tattered souls find comfort, trust, and love?
I could relate to Cady on so many levels. Cady is quirky, intelligent, and, most importantly, unconditionally kind. Cady has a heart of gold and a giving spirit, couple that with determination and grit, and you get a formidable woman. I loved everything about tortured, broken Fox. Cady is Fox’s salvation if he can only open his mind and heart. The sweetly developed romance coupled with fiery passion made this an addictive story.
I want to live in Townsend Harbor! The eclectic mix of townspeople kept the book entertaining, and I would be a charter member of Cady’s book club. Cady’s bookstore had an energy of its own as well. The plot did an excellent job combining the dramatic elements with the humorous aspects of the story. I was one hundred percent invested in Fox and Cady, and their roller-coaster romance kept me turning the page.
Nevermore Bookstore is a refreshing, topsy-turvy romance that captured my imagination and heart. Kerrigan Byrne and Cynthia St. Aubin have created a descriptive world I want to visit. I can’t wait for the other townspeople’s stories!
Publication Date: March 28, 2023