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Genres: Comedy Romance
Published by Crimson Romance
Released on June 17, 2013
Wow! I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. There were some issues, but in the end I just enjoyed the book.
The story opens up with the heroine, Kate Gibson, saving a young surfer who goes under with the help of another surfer and hero, Alec Sawyer. Unbeknownst to Kate though is that Alec is a well known guitarist from a now retired band. Having dealt with drug abuse, Alec clawed his way back to the world of the living and left the music world behind to become a lawyer. When the news media finds out Alec and Kate saved someone, the idea floats around that they are a couple. Thus starts the story of their relationship from friendship to lust to love.
I really loved the character of Kate, but at times I wanted to toughen her up. Her mother died young from cancer and Kate was left to raise her younger sister, while also getting her nursing license and working hard to keep them together and away from a father who just wants their money. Kate’s not looking for love, nor does she want any spotlight on her life that might draw out her father. Throw in there a very ungrateful, spoiled brat of a sister and Kate had more than one person should have to handle on her own.
Alec was older than Kate, but not real old. There were some references to their age, which I could have gotten over if it had not been brought up so often. Kate was as old in maturity as Alec was in age. The two in ways were somewhat old souls together, with young hearts. But Alec did have more experience in life with pulling himself from rock bottom to reforming himself as a lawyer. At times I had a hard time buying him as a lawyer, but to each his own on career choices.
The story ebbs and flows between on and off of a relationship with each other. You could see some of the conflict coming a mile away and some hit you broadside. I was surprised at something, but once I realized the situation, it made perfect sense. Wish I could tell, but that would be a spoiler.
Totally impressed with this new author and her début novel. I can’t wait to read more from her…please give me Asher’s (former band mate of Alec) story and Ava’s (Kate’s best friend) story. For a great beach read, why not take this one with you…it even has it own beach scenes!