Review: No Sunshine When She's Gone

Title: No Sunshine When She's Gone
Author: Kate Angell
288 pages, published April 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source : Library

From Good Reads:

Though his family owns the charming beachside town of Barefoot William, Aidan Cates is as down-to-earth as the locals. He's also practical to a fault and doesn't believe some psychic on the boardwalk can predict his future.

Jillie Mac is as free as an ocean breeze, so when the hot stranger and his date mistake her for a fortune teller, she's ready to have some fun. But one devastating secret told, one mistaken identity revealed, and numerous long summer nights later, it's Jillie and Aidan who discover that sometimes love comes with a simple twist of fate.

My Review:

I picked up this book at the library because I loved the cover. It's January, and it's freezing cold, and the cover desperately made me wish I was on a warm and sunny beach! So I figured this would be a good winter read. It was a quick read, and after finishing it, I just felt...meh.  The story was interesting enough, the characters likeable enough, and I was mildly entertained, but not enough for me to get excited about the book. It's predictable, which sometimes works for me but in this case was a bit too predictable.

If you're looking for an easy, relaxing, don't need to think to hard beach read, this is it.  However, I've read others of this genre that I've liked better.

I finished reading this book for Bout of Books 12, and the Friday challenge today is hosted by The Book Monsters and is to describe your book in pictures. Since the one thing I did love about the book was the setting, I find this challenge easy to complete wit this book! Here's this book in pictures (image sources: google). Themes included: beach time, living on a houseboat, baseball, and romance.

Overall rating for No Sunshine When She's Gone: C+

Happy Reading!


  1. I wish I was on the beach now! I love your collage.

  2. Too bad the book was not as great as these pictures. Makes me want to go on a vacation right now!

    Vonnie's Reading Corner

  3. I strongly urge people consider reading this series in order in order to understand the dynamics between the characters and Saunders Shore and Barefoot William.


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