The Backup Plan

Avon. (Sunrise Cove, Bk. 3). Jan. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780063095472. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Alice Moore is stunned to learn that she has inherited the falling apart Wild West B&B on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Sunrise Cove, where she lived and sometimes worked. But the inheritance comes with stipulations. She must stay at the B&B for one year along with Knox, her former crush, and Lauren, Sunrise Cove’s librarian and Alice’s former best friend. Now strangers connected only by the instructions in a will and the secrets of the past, the three must find a way to work together to bring the B&B back to life. As they form new friendships and feelings between Alice and Knox grow, the three must also come to terms with their grief over the death of Alice’s brother. Alice and Knox’s romance takes center stage with a lovely secondary romance for Lauren too.
VERDICT A solid story perfect for readers who enjoy introspection, emotional resolution, and found-family alongside their romance. Though this is the third installment in Shalvis’s “Sunrise Cove” series (after The Friendship Pact), it stands alone, without crossover characters.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing