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Love on Beach Avenue

(The Sunshine Sisters #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  7,393 ratings  ·  610 reviews

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,

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 315 pages
Published May 1st 2020 by Montlake Romance
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Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



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
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(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."

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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
May 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I am a tad disappointed with this book. I have a high hope for Miss Probst books. Usually it is funny and sassy. Love on the Beach Avenue has that small town romamce that makes me want to go foe vacation. God knows this pandemic causing me anxiety.

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.

Jul 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Jennifer Probst Fans, Romance
3 Tricky Acceptance Stars
* * * Spoiler Free
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 there is that enemi
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Jennifer Probst’s Love on Beach Avenue is an enemies to lovers romance between a wedding planner looking for love and her best friend’s commitment-denouncing older brother. Trope-wise it’s pretty much my catnip.

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
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)

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.
Reading Addict
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love on Beach Avenue was classic Jennifer Probst. Full of love of family, laughter, a bit of angst and hope for more! When Carter comes to Cape May to help plan his beloved younger sister's wedding, he is caught off guard by how much her best friend from college has grown up. Avery is a perfectionist in her job and plans on creating the perfect wedding for her old friend. The last thing that she needs is input from her friend's older and quite attractive stuffy older brother. Well you all know w ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Cute enemies to lovers story

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.
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was looking for an easy reading cleanser after my last read, and while this fit the bill, it was also really bad. The two main characters were both incredibly immature and overly cruel to each other that their ensuing attraction didn't make sense. Not actually worth reading. ...more
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
(2.5 stars) - Cute but flawed enemies-to-lovers with "mature" content

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
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
Love on Beach Avenue was a fun romance. It features Avery, a wedding planner, who runs the business that used to belong to their parents, with her two sisters. Avery agrees to take on her best friend from college, Ally, as a client, with the wedding quickly approaching in three months.

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
Sofia Lazaridou
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it

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
Sandy S
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars-- LOVE ON BEACH AVENUE is the first instalment in Jennifer Probst’s contemporary, adult THE SUNSHINE SISTERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Sunshine Sisters: Avery, Bella and Taylor. This is thirty-two year old, wedding planner Avery Sunshine, and forty-year old, computer specialist Carter Ross’s story line.

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
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-read, 2020
As April continues to get closer to being over I’ve started reflecting on how this month has gone with my reading. Even though I’ve now completed my 13th book for April, I’ve hit 51 books for the year, and I’m 1 book away from completing my book buying ban, I still feel very underwhelmed with what I’ve been reading. I feel slumpy even though I’m not in a slump. I think I’ve gotten so bogged down in reading books that I “need” to read that I’m not focusing on what will actually make me happy. So ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avery Sunshine is a wedding planner and run a business with her two sisters. She was thrilled to plan her best friend's from college wedding, until she learn the man of honor is Ally's brother and she'll have to team up with him for the preparations.

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
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
So I am a big fan of Jennifer Probst. This one was good and a solid start to a series about three sisters running a wedding planning agency. But it wasn't 100% for me this time. First I'll tell you what I liked. I like each of the sisters and their unique personalities. Book one is about Avery, who was a little wild in college but now is a workaholic and dreams of her own HEA. I like the feel of the town they are in, I like the hint of the stories to come, and I mostly like the love story here. ...more
Erin Lewis
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review Love On Beach Ave (The Sunshine Sisters #1) by Jennifer Probst
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
Isha Coleman
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love on Beach Avenue (The Sunshine Sisters, #1) by: Jennifer Probst  
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.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
This book is exactly what we all need right now - true honest love, acceptance and finding comfort out of your comfort zone. Carter never understood or cared for marriage and love, but when his sister Ally uses Avery as her wedding planner things start to change. On the other hand Avery thinks of carter as being pig-headed and bossy. But once she sees "Robot-man" in a different light the two find themselves in a deeper connection. Will Carter finally admit he has fallen in love or wil he once ag ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Opposites attract goodness

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
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
My first Jennifer Probst. Was just looking for a fun, easy beach read, but this made me angry. The three sisters who ran Sunshine Bridal in Cape May, NJ were okay, but Avery, the oldest, kept giving in to Carter, her best friend's (Ally) brother, while she was planning her wedding in three quick months.
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
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love on Beach Avenue is a cleverly plotted enemies to lovers story about Avery, a wedding planner in business with her two sisters, and Carter, the brother of her best friend. It is flirty, sexy, steamy, funny and sensitive as these two adversaries come to see each other as adults while planning Carter’s sister’s wedding. The characters come to life through witty dialogue as they try to best each other through a series of bets. In short, this book is a joy to read...and there are teasers for fut ...more
Romée Wanders
They kinda basic
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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.
May 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Avery Sunshine and her two sisters took over Sunshine Bridal from their retired parents. Avery loves her job, loves creating the perfect wedding, and loves love. When her best friend Ally asks her to plan her own wedding on short notice, Avery jumps at the chance. The only catch, Ally’s only living relative, her big brother Carter, is going to be Ally’s Man of Honor.

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
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

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
Great start to a new series by Jennifer Probst! Introducing the Sunshine sisters! The three sisters run the Sunshine Bridal wedding planning service. At the helm and the heroine of our story is Avery Sunshine. Workaholic and organizer extraordinaire! She is a successful businesswoman with a heart of gold and a dream of someday finding love herself. When her best friend from college, Allie, asks her to plan her wedding Avery can't say no. And better still, Ally will be spending the few months pri ...more
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May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new series by Jennifer Probst always gets my heart pumping. She’s one of my favorite authors and I look forward to everything she publishes. Love on Beach Avenue promised a new family of sisters that are wedding planners looking for love.

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
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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, I ...more

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