Love on Beach Avenue
True love is in the details for the Jersey shore’s premier wedding planner in this heart-swooning series about big dreams and happy endings from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
Avery Sunshine might not have a soul mate of her own, but she still believes in happily ever after—for her clients. Making dreams come true is her business at Sunshine Bridal,...more
We're in Cape May on the Jersey Coast with the three Sunshine sisters who run their own wedding planner business.
Avery is the first one to tell us her story.
She's mega busy going into the spring/summer wedding season when her bestie Ally from College asks her to organize her wedding in only three months!
Ally is renting a house in town for the summer to plan everything with Avery. And Ally isn't coming alone! She's bringing her big brother Carter. The guy Avery couldn't stand from the first secon ...more
(ARC provided by Amazon First Reads)
"Love is the ultimate freedom. It pushes you to be the best, challenges your worst, and tests your strength. It gives the most reward because you risk the most."
Avery Sunshine and her two sisters own and run Sunshine Bridal, and are known as the top wedding planners on the Jersey Shore in their small town Cape May. Avery had always believed in fairytales and happily ever after's, and loved her job. She hadn't yet found her own prince charming, but ...more
At the beginning I enjoy the back and forth between the characters. But then toward the end everything just wrong. The conclusion is too quick and forced. The grovelling is weak. And that banter is gone.
To balance it all, I give this book 3 stars.
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This is the first of a new series for the hugely popular Jennifer Probst. This series has the backbone of three very different but loving sisters. They own and run the very successful Sunshine Bridal home of the New Jersey Shore wedding planning company.
In this first entry, we have a couple of troupes to get us started. There is the best friend's older brother...Then this older brother and first sister Avery had instant dislike...so there is that enemi ...more
Avery Sunshine’s BFF Ally asks her to plan her wedding with the assistance of her brother and man of honor, Carter. That’s actually a big ask because Carter and Avery have never gotten along. Carter had to raise his much younger sister after their parents died and he considered Avery a b ...more
I adore enemies to lovers romances and I enjoyed this , but it didn’t blow me away. I usually love the fact Carter and Avery have always hated/annoyed each other, which you know means they’ve always been attracted and are too stubborn to admit it, that’s the fun with these books watching their chemistry unfurl into passion, however I found nothing appealing about Carters character, he was a bully , patronising and not really charismatic the way I’d expect if you’re going to have a dominant male. ...more
This was such an enjoyable read that went by so quickly. When you get into a story and find that interest, it's really hard to put the book down. Even though there were times that both of the main characters were frustrating and mean, I still found myself rooting for their happily ever after. ...more
The story is ok - though the plot is "classic" (predictable), it's at least written fairly well.
When you're forced to be the responsible person over younger siblings, it makes you have to be more serious, uptight & focused on consequences.
It's made Carter more of a take charge alpha type than average, but in a bull-in-a-china-shop sort of way at times. His unusual experience losing his parents & raising his little sister fro ...more
Carter, the older brother who raised Ally after the death of their parents, has always been disapproving of Avery. He decides to spend the summer at the beach town where Avery's business is located so that he can m ...more
Love on Beach Avenue is the first book in a brand new series by Jennifer Probst that's called The Sunshine Sisters #1. Each book will be stand-alone and it will have a happy ending. I am already sold on the future books, just from the glimpses I got in this one about what's to come.
Carter is not the easiest character to have around. He is bossy and a little over the top. If he doesn't get his way, he gets cranky and he had a feud with Avery, which made things difficult for everyone. He is the ki ...more
Told from dual third person perspectives (Carter and Avery) LOVE ON BEACH AVENUE follows the building relationship between thirty-two year old, wedding planner Avery Sunshi ...more
When their parents died, one after the other, Carter Ross became more of a father figure than a sibling to his younger sister. He's not thrilled either about Avery's presence but surprised to find she's not the wild child he remember. At first, they ...more
Book one in an exciting new series from Jennifer Probst and she is off to a good start. This was a fun and entertaining book that had me captivated from the first to the last chapter. I love the main couple Avery Sunshine and Carter Ross; they really were so right for one another if only they could see that.
Running Sunshine Bridal with her two sisters means she can make others’ dreams come true and she is excited when he ...more
Probst grabbed me at hello. Carter and Avery are the sweetest mix of chaos and forever that I've ever encountered. He's the Grinch with a hero's heart. She's the dreamer with a romantic soul. Never quite perfect, yet hopelessly drawn together. Love on Beach Avenue is a melody that lures your heart into the tune. Probst constructs a beautiful kind of heartache that proves itself to be a breathtaking experience. ...more
It’s cynic versus romantic in this light-hearted opposites attract romance. Whenever I start reading a book by Jennifer Probst, I know I’m going to get solid writing, complex characters, chemistry, a semi-serious tone, and a relationship that’s a little messy. And this one is no different - I wholeheartedly enjoyed the tension between these two as they try to work past their differences, and there were plenty of fun moments that paired well with the shots of angst. The ...more
Carter was basically an asshole; full of himself, and rude, in the guise of doing the best for his sister.
It got old quick. The banter went on too long and it was no longer fun to read. Waiting fo ...more
This could have been a decent romance if it weren't for the overbearing,controlling hero who acted more like his sister's father than an older brother. While I liked Avery's tough but sweet demeanor she had to act extra bitchy because Carter was acting like an pesky, picky man of honor. Just ruined the whole thing for me. ...more
Carter is not happy that his sister picked Avery to plan her wedding. He remembers her as the wild child who once landed Ally and h ...more
You know when you pick up a JP book you are going to get heartfelt, wonderful story that you are going to fall in love with.
And I did with Love on Beach Avenue - though it took me a while to warm up to Carter - just like it took Avery to. Sheesh that man was frustrating!
I mean, what could be better than a wedding planner who wants nothing but to fall in love, and a man who doesn't believe in love? You know that there are going to be sparks. We knew that we would ...more
Avery Sunshine has known Carter since she was young being best friends with his younger sister Ally meant they were never on the best of terms. Now Ally’s getting married and she’s asked Avery to plan her wedding on short notice with Carter’s help. Immediatel ...more