My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description from Goodreads: New college grad Megan McCormick just got dumped. Hard.
Swearing off men and relationships, Megan is coaxed into performing on a cruise ship where she meets the star performer, Bryant Johnson. Handsome and charismatic, he looks like trouble, but she can't deny the intense attraction between them.
Urged to find a wife and run the family lumber business, Bryant is torn between his family's expectations for his life and his own. However, when he meets spunky, but love-skittish Megan McCormick, settling down doesn't look so bad.
Just when Megan begins to trust again, and Bryant makes some big decisions regarding his future, her former fiance returns with a malicious surprise, taking Megan and Bryant to their own CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS.
My thoughts: Meagan has been hurt. Tragically, the man who she thought she loved ended up a callus jerk! She was blindsided because she did not see the break up coming. Throughout the book, new details are revealed that let us know why it was so traumatic and why she has a hard time trusting.
Bryant is a nice guy. He comes across at first as arrogant. The more you learn about him, the more likable he becomes. He has many issues that he has to learn to deal with before he can be the man that Meagan needs.
It is interesting to see the two develop as character. The attraction they feel is full of sparks. It's fun to have them travel to foreign ports and see places most of us dream of going. The only problem I had with the book is the amount of time and the amount of reassurance Meagan needs to commit.
This is a fun and clean romance. A perfect book to read on a lazy summer's day. :)
About Connie E. Sokol: Connie Sokol is a mother of seven—a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly TV contributor on KSL’s “Studio 5” and regular blogger for LDSLiving online. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is also the author of Motherhood Matters, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, and Life is Too Short for One Hair Color, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. Visit her website at www.8basics.com/ She's also on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/