4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Love is in the air on the sun kissed sands of the Cornish coast, where the sea sparkles and romance sizzles on golden beaches. This stunning new novel by Holly Martin, bestselling author of Ice Creams at Emerald Cove, is guaranteed to steal your heart this summer.
Lyra Thomas has dreamed of living on Jewel Island ever since she first visited its breathtaking shores. And now her dream has come true – she has her own little cottage and a brand new job. But when Lyra sets out for a bike ride to explore her new home, a mishap has her crash-landing at the feet of the very handsome Nix Sanchez.
A true gentleman, Nix comes to Lyra’s rescue. His face is so familiar and yet they are strangers. But the more they talk, Lyra feels as though she has known Nix forever. What follows is the most magical night of Lyra’s life… until the spell is broken when the next morning she finds Nix has gone.
Feeling foolish Lyra vows to be more careful with her heart from now on. She’ll pretend Nix never existed. But destiny has other ideas and in a perfect twist of fate Lyra will discover that Nix Sanchez is impossible to forget…
Escape to sundrenched Jewel Island this summer where love, laughter and the thrill of adventure await. This gorgeous, romantic, feel-good read is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell and Sue Moorcroft.
Praise for Sunlight over Crystal Sands
“Make this your summer read! Absolutely smashing!” – Pixie Wilo, 5 stars
“A wonderful summer read that will leave you with a smile on your face!” – The Yorkshire Bookworm , 5 stars
“Pure escapism to lose myself in on a rainy day.” – Love the Smell of a Book, 5 stars
“As ever Holly Martin brings us a sparkling novel which is full of romance and adventure. If you need to escape then these novels are a must, full of life, love and lust. Just the tonic you need to bring some shiny sparkly loveliness into your life.” – The Book Jotter, 5 stars
“It’s a another gem in Holly Martin’s crown, as the queen of fantastic romantic stories!” – Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars.
“Pure romantic bliss. The men are notably swoon worthy, the sex is sizzling hot and the romance is pure. One of the best and funniest meetcutes I have ever read.” – Melanie’s Reads, 5 stars
“I fell in love with this book straight away and loved losing myself within the pages! The storyline is captivating and I really didn’t want to put the book down until I’d finished it! It was a heart-warming, gorgeous read!” – Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
“An absolute dream to read.” – StefLoz Book Blog, 5 stars
“An easy read that’s perfect escapism.” – Kelly T’s Space, 5 stars
“This story is a wonderful, lighthearted romance, that made me feel happy the entire time I was reading it.” – Roberta Reads, 5 stars
“This story was full of adventure! Reading a Holly Martin book feels like coming home and I will never tire of her words!” – Megan Keith, 5 stars
“Wow, what a beautiful story this was. It is the perfect feel good story that I love.” – Confessions of a bookworm, 5 stars.
“I definitely had the biggest smile on my face reading this. Honestly it was the escapism that I needed right now and is a real joy to read. Such a beautiful read, I absolutely loved it. This is definitely the best book I’ve read this year!” – Jessica’s Book Biz, 5 stars
“I loved Lyra and Nix’s story and seeing their love explode into technicolour.” – Book Lover Lorna, 5 stars