As the recent heatwave becomes nothing more than a shimmer in our distant memory, Summer at Buttercup Beach by bestselling author Holly Martin is published today to remind us of what once was.


Bookouture publishes the second in the Hope Island series, which centers around Freya Greene who has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster for two years. And Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings – until now. Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?


The reviews so far have been incredible, as have the pre-sales figures. Readers have said: “I am in love. I am in love. I am in love. Holly, you are a writing goddess.” and “To say I loved this story is a huge understatement. I read it in one sitting and honestly could not put it down once I started … I loved every minute of it.”


Happy Publication Day, Holly! Summer at Buttercup Beach is our ideal, romantic, beach read and we can’t wait for everyone to dive into Hope Island life.