I'm still trying to catch my brain up to all the chaos of a new house, so a beachy romance was just what I needed. Stargazey Point is a sweet summer story set just outside of Myrtle Beach and centers around a hurricane-busted town and its carousel.
This story moves as slow as a hot, sticky South Carolina afternoon, but as refreshing as that glass of sweet tea and wicker rocker. There's no rushing into this romance. Abbie has a heartbreaking backgroundâand it adds to the depth of the story.
It's the south, so there's definitely racismâbut it's repeatedly challenged. POC are more than just background dressing, as they usually are in this sort of book, but are active members of the narrative.
I always like it when a book like this surprises me. I tend to write them off as âempty calories,â guilty pleasures that don't carry much substance, but Stargazey Point actually gave me some feels. Make sure you put this on your pool bag list!
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
First, before you read this book, go find the novella Stargazey Nights and then pick up this one. Stargazey Nights is a prequel that gives a great back story for Cab Reynolds.
Now that I have told you that, on with the real review. A small town that has seen a decline for many reasons - hurricanes, economy and the decrease in tourism. With a friend of a family in town and Cab Reynolds in town, both characters end up changing this town in so many ways - both physically and emotionally.