As Easy as Riding a Bike by Bell Renshaw – Small Town Sweethearts Reunite in New Novella Series

Novella Review: As Easy as Riding a Bike by Bell Renshaw – Small Town Sweethearts Reunite in New Novella Series

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Author: Bell Renshaw
Publisher: Pine Mountain Publishing (Indie)
Publication Date: 2018
Series: Justin Harbor, Novella 1
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Novella
Source: Kindle purchase / author street team – thank you, Bell
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Happiness has found Emma Holland. She’s finally working towards her dream as a small business owner in her small town, and then he returns.

Connor Pearson is famous for his photography, a career that has required he travel the world. Now he’s returned to Justin Harbor searching for the lens that will show him his future. Little does he expect the feelings Emma will again stir in him…

The second of author Bell Renshaw’s stories I’ve read (and only the second she’s released), As Easy as Riding a Bike steps away from the Christmas cheer of One Christmas in Winter into a new small town atmosphere. Step inside Justin Harbor, and you’ll meet charming and quirky characters who waste no time in working their way into our hearts.

In this small town, readers will feel as if they’ve stepped into their favorite Hallmark Channel small town. It’s sweet and as previously stated, the residents are sure to make an impression. Supported by lovely characters (who make it fun to try and pick out who’s story is coming – pretty sure I can guess which lady will next find her happily ever after), Emma and Connor flourish as characters.  Their sweet (and all too few) scenes together are pinned together with nothing more than feelings of mutual atraction, and the weight of their past. The story is one that, though completely charming as is, will also appeal to those who don’t like stories with copious kissing.

Anyone looking for a charming, easy and simple read to enjoy over the weekend won’t regret picking up As Easy as Riding a Bike. It’s darling, and the image of the cover reflects exactly the kind of warm, cozy feels you’ll experience through the story. This truly is a story easy to fall head over heels in love with. ♥

Synopsis: Emma Holland is almost finished with the renovation of The Brown Bear Lodge nestled just off the Pacific Coast 101 Highway in picturesque Justin Harbor, Oregon. Being a business owner in a small town isn’t easy, but Emma’s got more than enough determination—not to mention an excellent eye for interior design. There’s only one problem. One of her first guests of the season is someone she hoped she’d never see again. 

As a famous landscape photographer, Connor Pearson has traveled far and wide following his dreams at the cost of losing his first love. Now, back in Justin Harbor, Connor is looking for more than just a place to stay. He’s looking for himself. 

As Emma and Connor rediscover their lost friendship and seek to find common ground in the present, Connor feels the tug of his small town roots. Is it possible that a man who’s traveled the world could find his home where his dreams began? Can Emma come to terms with the fact that self-reliance isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Will their bonds from the past weather the storms of the present? 

As Easy as Riding a Bike will introduce you to the salty air and calming waters of Justin Harbor, the first novella in a series featuring small town women business owners. – Goodreads

Coming Next from Bell Renshaw: As Easy as Cherry Pie, arrives on Kindle shelves May 2018

Sincere thanks to the author for providing an e-copy of this book; all opinions are my own.


  1. Replies
    1. Girl, you SO do! It's 100% darling. Let me know what you think if you read it. :)

  2. This is totally outside of my comfort zone but it sounds so cute!! I may have to check it out sometime!

    1. I know this feeling, Tracy; sometimes I read something outside my comfort zone, and end up realizing WHY it's placed there, and other times I read something that's not "my thing" (*ahem* Warcross) and end up really liking it. Let me know what you think of this one if you read it. :)


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