Published: March 20, 2018
I’ve recently be reading Carly Phillips’s books. She writes contemporary romances and what is nice about them is that they are generally short novels. I love reading longer novels but when I read short ones I feel like I’m getting a lot more read in the long run because it doesn’t take me days to finish them. I finished this one on a very lazy Sunday and loved all of it. I didn’t know what to expect from this book since I won it in a Facebook contest. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised.
Kane Harmon is the local mechanic for the small sea side town of Rosewood Bay. After being burned by a summer fling he has completely crossed those women off of his list of potential relationships. It isn’t until he is called for a tow that he comes face-to-face with the shy girl from high school, Halley. He hasn’t seen her in years, even though they live in the same small town. After talking with her, he feels an instant connection and he is determined to pursue that connection until the time that he can officially scale her walls and make her his.
Halley Ward has not had the best life. Having lived in foster care until her thirteenth birthday she is used to keeping things close to her chest and not letting anyone in. She is traumatized from her time in foster care and because of that she doesn’t do relationships with anyone. Her closest friend/relationship is with her older sister who constantly forces her to step out of her comfort zone. So what is she to do when the good looking Kane walks into her life and is determined to get past all of her defenses?
I really enjoyed this novel. It is in the 200 page range which makes it an easy read for anyone not looking for a big commitment. It is also the first book in the Rosewood Bay series which is a bonus, even though all of the books can be read as stand alones. Not only does it have those features mentioned but it has suspense, romance, and some feelings thrown into it to make it an interesting read. The second book, Breathe, is out now and that one looks even juicier than this one is. Don’t miss out!
—“Now that is how to eat an ice cream.” -Kane, pg. 106—