Book Review, Cancer, Contemporary, Romance, Single Dad

A Perfect Cornish Sunset by Kelly Tink

A Perfect Cornish Sunset


With Jo’s future changed forever, it’s time to embrace a new chapter in her life. One which will take her away from her Cornish home and the ex-boyfriend who’s living the life which should have been theirs. 

But crossing paths with local surfer Ben before she leaves wasn’t part of the plan. Seven years ago Ben’s world was turned upside down, but could Jo be the one to make it right for him? When hidden truths threaten, Jo will have to fight for love and the life she’s really meant to live. 


My first Kelly Tink book has left me emotionally drained. Thank God there was a happily ever after.

It started out as a nice distraction with a hot surfer widower and dad, but Jo finds out Ben is much more than that.  He is kind, considerate and is a fantastic dad. It looks like the intense feelings she has for Ben and Poppy, his daughter, will change her life forever. Unfortunately, she has a long and heartbreaking road ahead of her to find the happiness they all deserve.

Jo wanted to start over after her painful breakup with her ex. It had been six months and she was bored of being serious. She wanted to do something fun, so she delved into her bucket list to learn surfing. After all, she had decided to go to Australia for a year to live with her cousin and work as a nurse. What better place to surf? Meeting Ben was another item to check off her list. He was supposed to be a fling though it turned out to be so much more. Suddenly her trip to get away didn’t seem so exciting. She was leaving her heart in Cornwall. She finally had a family she wanted, but was she enough?

The story is told in Jo’s voice as she plans to change her life for the better and falls in love in the bargain. Watching Jo navigate her life is so complicated and distressing. Just when you think she’s found the happiness she’s been looking for, a wrench is thrown in the mix. I loved Jo’s strength and vulnerability as she faced the painful and frightening decisions she had to make when Ben got sick. Her love for father and daughter is magnificent as she moves heaven and earth to do what is right and protect them both. Tears were shed as the ending looked bleak, but Ms. Tink came through with a happily ever after.

There were many supportive characters including April, Jo’s feisty and independent cousin who gives Jo great advice, Emma and Chris, Jo’s friends who come through when she needs them most, and of course the adorable and precocious Poppy, Ben’s daughter who desperately wants a mother and Jo fills that role with flying colors.

Please pick up this book.  It’s filled with love, sacrifices, and finding peace in the direst of moments. Ms. Tink covers the serious subject of cancer which resonates with me as I am currently battling it myself. Cancer is not only physically painful, but emotionally unpleasant as well and Ms. Tink does an excellent job depicting Ben’s journey not only from his perspective, but how it affects everyone around him.  Bravo!

Thank you to Ms. Tink for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Kelly Tink is a cancer nurse, writer and hopeless romantic, living in Cambridgeshire. She enjoys exploring fun outdoor places with her husband and two sons, especially if it involves eating ice cream by the sea. She’s an avid reader, loves a good film or TV series and drinks lots of tea.

A Perfect Cornish Sunset is Kelly’s second novel. Her debut novel, Meet Me in the Treehouse is available on Amazon. It would mean the world to Kelly if you would consider taking a few moments to write a review. These reviews let new readers know what you thought of the books. Thank you.

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