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Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores #6)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  3,019 ratings  ·  169 reviews

Jess O'Brien has overcome a lotthe challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating servicebut she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Wi
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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I knew after reading Laila and whatever his name was story and hating it that I should of left any Sherryl Woods books alone. To be honest I didn't even finish this book. I find her main female characters immature and childish when they like someone. In what world do two people who like each other and are available and single play every game to stay away from one another? I find it ridiculous that you never know what the characters look like. That's usually how I attach to a book is by setting u ...more
This one started out okay, but I got tired of the issues the main character had.
I enjoyed this but it did get a bit tedious toward the end.
"Moonlight Cove" is the second book in the new Chesapeake Shores Trilogy. I really liked this story. The story of Jess O'Brien and Will. Jess owns and runs the Inn at Eagle Point in Chesapeake Shores. Will, a psychologist, is a long-time friend of her brothers, Kevin and Connor. Jess is dealing with a lot of issues left over from her childhood. Her mother separated from her father when Jess was 7 and left all the kids with the Dad, the Dad was a workaholic and was not around much, although the g ...more
Cátia Santos
Mais um livro desta série que foi uma boa leitura!
Gosto mesmo dos livros que a autora escreve, são fáceis de ler e transmitem uma sensação de paz e conforto, pelo menos para mim =)
Estava muito curiosa com a história do Will e da Jess, pois desde o inicio da série queria um final feliz para esta, com tudo o que ela passou era mais do que merecido.
Tinha alguns dúvidas se o Will seria a pessoa ideal para isso, mas logo com as primeiras páginas a autora convenceu-me que não poderia ser outra pesso
Bridget Sphung
I had a hard time finishing this book. It was an audio book and a good part of the problem was the person reading it. I didn't care for her voice and didn't like her inflections. She put emphasis on strange parts of the sentence and did this continually throughout the whole book. However, the writing was the other bad part. There was far too much drama. Every character had some problem or something they were afraid of. It was too much. The main character had ADD and the author made this out to b ...more
Chesapeake Shores #6
Jess is lonely and wants to have a boyfriend. Connie, Laila and Jess sign up for the new online dating site for their area. But she go no matches. Everyone thinks that she and Will would make a great couple but she doesn't. She thinks that Will is judging her. Jess thinks that she is not worthy of love, because her parents separated when she was little. Her mother left home and her dad worked away from home. Jess was only 7.
Will is being patient with her. Can he convince her?
This was Jess O'Brien's story about getting together with Will Lincoln. One problem I had with the story was that I always thought Will was age-mate to at least Connor (do we ever get the birth order? I know Abby is first, and Jess last with Connor second-last. Where do Bree and Kevin fall?), which would put him a couple of years older than Jess. So when he declares that he fell in love with her when he was 14 I got a little icked out. It's not until near the end of the book that we find out he ...more
Cherie Reeves
Eh. So so. Tedious. Same as all the other chesapeake shores books. Read one, and you already know everyones issues and how the story will unfold.
Another story in the Chesapeake Shores series. This time this story is about the youngest daughter Jess and Will, who had loved her since he was fourteen. Jess always felt like she was a mess up because she had ADD and after her Mother left the family when she was seven, her self esteem hit bottom. It was up to Will to help her find her self worth and to convince her that she could trust him. Unfortunately her family kept getting involved and butting their noses in where they should not have bee ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
This book follows three women and their relationships. Jess O’Brien who has been unlucky in love. Connie Collins who has a thing for Thomas O’Brien Jess’s uncle. Laila Riley who’s lonely and looking for someone to fit with her. Will Lincoln has set up a dating service called Lunch By The Bay, mainly to get over his infatuation with Jess O’Brien who seems to dislike him for some reason. While everyone in town seems to be figuring out what is going on with Jess and Will, Jess has been oblivious to ...more
I was asked to review this Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods’s publisher for I had never read anything by the author. I was very much looking for to diving into this book.


Jess, Connie, and Laila all sign up for a dating service Lunch by the Bay who is run by Will the resident Psychologist. They all have decided to change up their normal routine and liven up their lives. Laila and Connie find matches right away but Jess doesn’t get any matches. When he comes acr
The guy next door, the one who has always been there, but has never been seen in "that" light; the girl who, for a variety of reasons, isn't sure she is lovable--or that she would want to be loved by anyone who would love her; can they make it work? While Jess and Will are the main couple in this book, they share time with two other couples, one of which, like them, consists of folks who have known and cared for each other for a long time, but who have never made the move to coupledom.

This is a
Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot — the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she’s ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service — but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who’s already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself. Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows h ...more
This is the sixth book in the Chesapeake Shores series and I have mixed feelings about it. The main characters were Jess O'Brien and Will Lincoln. Will has always loved Jess but she has kept him at arms distance, and when Will decides to create an online dating site he is astonished when she signs up to be on it. He has mixed feelings about setting her up on a date with anyone when he knows he still loves her. Meanwhile, Jess only joined the site because her two friends Connie and Laila dared he ...more
Being part of the O'Brien family, one's journey to finding love in never uncomplicated. Jess is the youngest of the O'Brien siblings and she has had to deal with attention deficit disorder, leaving her feel like the "black sheep" of the family. Now, with some encouragement from her friends, she decides it's that time in her life that she needs to find someone to share it with. She turns to an online dating service, but when she gets no responses, she becomes increasingly frustrated. Not a proble ...more
Thanks to the wonderful galley review program at Net Galley I have been introduced to wonderful new-to-me authors who I had not read before. I have now discovered the writings of Sherryl Woods. Moonlight Cove is part of Ms. Wood's Chesapeake Shores series. Although this was book six in the series it was not necessary to have read the previous books. Now that I have read Moonlight Cove I wish I had started at the beginning of the series so that the characters would mean more to me. Will definitel ...more
Moonlight Cove is the sixth book in Sherryl Woods’s Chesapeake Shores series. Readers who have followed the series will be pleased to see Jess, the youngest O’Brien sibling, get her HEA with the patient Will Lincoln. For new readers, this is probably not the book to serve best as an introduction to the prolific Woods. Much of the pleasure of seeing the conclusion of Jess’s story comes from understanding her history as the O’Brien who needs family members to bail her out of mistakes they attribut ...more
Marcia Berg Haskell
"Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot — the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she’s ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service — but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who’s already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.

Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows h
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
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Moonlight Cove is book six of Chesapeake Shores Series, and my first book by Sherryl Woods. Even though it belongs to a series it can be read as a stand-alone.

Jess O’Brien suffers from ADD and blames her errors and mishaps to this. She also doesn’t believe somebody can love her the way she is. Two of her best friends Laila Riley and Connie Collings convinced her to join a new online dating service in their area. She accepts reluctantly
Lauren Murphy
Jess is the youngest sister in the large, well-known O’Brien clan in Chesapeake shores. She has struggled with ADD her whole life and fears she will always be viewed as young, irresponsible Jess that no one can trust. Now 30, Jess runs a successful Inn and is eager to find a partner and have a family of her own, but emotionally she isn’t quite ready.

Will Lincoln has loved Jess since he was a teen, but as a psychologist he has an uncanny way of making her feel completely vulnerable and self-consc
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Psychologist Will Lincoln has loved Jess O’Brien since the two were in their early teens, but Jess, who struggles with attention deficit disorder, considers him a friend–and one with whom she barely gets along. How could they ever have a romantic relationship when she “knows” Will would be analyzing her not as a romantic interest but as a client?

Jess has overcome much in learning to manage her ADD and in making a success of the Inn at Eagle Point, even when it nearly fell into bankruptcy, but a
When I crack open a romance novel, I expect to read about the hero and heroine mainly, with the sometimes additional secondary characters. I do not expect to read about the Hero, Heroine and their co-workers, best friends, and family members. Sure those people are tossed in, but the book does not become about their lives in addition to the Hero and Heroine. In this book, I felt like I got everyone's story BUT the two people I got the book to read about!

I liked both Jess and Will and thought so
Char (1RadReader59)
Jess is one of my favorite characters of all the O'Brien's. She is a tell it like it is kind of girls. she is a girl who suffered in school with a learning disability and was made fun of and considered a trouble maker rather then a child that needed more help with the work. So, she just started to believe what everyone started to say, but in the back of her mind as she got older she wanted to buy the inn. Well, somehow she makes that dream come true. As it has and she is more settled she is read ...more
I can't speak for her other books but I did not enjoy Moonlight Cove. I listened to the audiobook and didn't like the reader but I trudged on because the reader doesn't define the book as a whole. The plot just became tedious. I became exasperated with the relationship between Jess and Will. The fact that Jess has attention deficit disorder (ADD) seems to be a HUGE part of the book. ADD is so common now, I guess I didn't understand why her family made it seem like she had "problems."
Connie N.
I wasn't sure I was going to like this installment of the Chesapeake Shores series, but it turned out to be another 5-star book. Jess O'Brien has always been my least favorite of the family because of the chip on her shoulder about her ADD as well as the resentment when her mother moved away when Jess was at a young and impressionable age. But Will Lincoln, family friend and town psychologist (and the most understanding man on the planet), brings out the best in her, focusing on her strong suppo ...more
Ms. Okes
Jess O'Brian was introduced in the very first Chesapeake Shores book. I suppose it's nice to see characters from previous stories develop in their personal lives and relationships. This book did a slightly better job of moving the relationship along at a bearable pace while the characters worked through deep-seeded issues. Despite the happy endings of each novel, I've been discouraged by how much drama they all had to go through in order to make it work. Are there no stories of people who deal w ...more
Julie Barrett
Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
Her friends talk her into a dating service and nobody signs up to meet with her.
Jess who owns the inn is ready to date.
Will has loved her forever and as a doctor he loves her for what she is.
He is the one who is discreetly handling the dating service.
The other family members give an appearance and we are able to catch up with them also
which is always nice. Will has a dating company and many are trying it out.
Connie and Thomas are also now dating and his best frien
Jenna is a sucesfull Inn owner with ADD. Will, a psychologist, has only been in love with her forever. People like to give excuses on her mistakes by blaming her ADD. She thinks that Will only sees her as a test study and doesn't believe that anyone can love her or stay with her forever due to things that happened during her childhood. But Will is the perfect guy for her and he patiently waits for her to come to terms that they will live happily ever after. Overall a good book. I think it would ...more
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

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Chesapeake Shores (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1)
  • Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores, #2)
  • Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, #3)
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