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Review of Rachel Brimble’s Christmas at the Cove (Templeton Cove #4)

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More family for Christmas? 

Scott Walker doesn’t have time for a relationship. The sexy mechanic has career ambitions, not to mention a mother and three sisters to take care of. The last thing he needs is Carrie Jameson, the beauty he never forgot, arriving in Templeton Cove over the holidays with some unexpected news.

Scott still finds Carrie irresistible, and he’s not one to shirk responsibility. Scott’s issues with his own dad make the prospect of parenthood a minefield. But if he and Carrie can overcome their fears, this Christmas could bring them the best gift of all.



This might be the best book that I’ve read from Ms. Brimble and trust me, I’ve read everything that she has published.  Easily, my favorite couple from Templeton Cove.  Scott and Carrie are just too perfect for each other and through in the trope of secret baby…Ms. Brimble nails it.

What makes Scott and Carrie so special to me is that their back story is explained early on and dealing with the aftermath of that one night is the crux to their whole story.  Neither one of them forgot the other.  In fact, Scott’s reputation is still the talk of the town but in reality, he stopped his dating ways after Carrie.

Another thing is that their families play a significant role in their romance.  There were times that I felt like Scott was playing the martyr when it came to his family but in the long run, they just wanted him to be happy and not guilt ridden because of their father/husband.  He had a life to lead; he just didn’t lead it.  He had the most character growth in the book and it showed in the end.  🙂

Carrie, on the other hand, had lived her life to the fullest.  She didn’t want anything from Scott but for him to know the truth and move on.  Naturally seeing him again, brought back those memories of their one night and she couldn’t move on from that.

Ms. Brimble writes complete stories.  Nothing is left to the imagination as in “what if”?  Her character development, dialogue and even the setting is put to good use.  Again, this is my favorite couple from the Cove.  They are honest with each other but still hold back from fully committing themselves.  They have their own issues to deal with before each other.

The ending was perfect.  Ms. Brimble wrapped up Carrie and Scott’s story with just a few sentences that left me with a tear in my eye.  Read it and you will understand.  I’m a sucker and a sap.  LOL!

And don’t feel like you have to read the whole series before this book.  You don’t but why stop at this book.  Read them all.  🙂  You won’t be sorry.


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3 thoughts on “Review of Rachel Brimble’s Christmas at the Cove (Templeton Cove #4)

  1. This sounds like a must read for me – I have a thing about the sekrit/unexpected baby trope…lol…
    plus I’ve read a book or two by Ms. Brimble and enjoyed them so I’ll add this to my list

  2. Oh, lordy! You’ve left me with a tear in my eye, lol! As all the other books in the series have an element of suspense, I was so worried readers and reviewers would be disappointed CATC is mainstream romance. So happy you’re happy!

    Your English Rose,

    Rachel x

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