Publisher: Mill & Boon
Published: July 2, 2015
“Maybe when you’d grown up with the bad, you didn’t ever dare trust the good not to disappear.”
Her whole life, Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest has dreamed of adventure. And at the age of eighteen, she thought she’d found it in bad boy Zachary Flynn. But after just ten tempestuous, smoldering days, their whirlwind marriage went up in smoke, and Brittany resolved to put him out of her mind forever.
Zach knows he let Brittany down, but being back on Puffin Island and seeing Brittany again stirs up long-buried emotions. This daredevil pilot has never felt worthy of her, yet he can’t stay away—even when he knows the chemistry between them will only complicate his life.
As long, hot summer days on the beach dissolve into sultry, starry nights, Brittany and Zach find that the sparks between them are more powerful than ever. Could it be that the second time around, their dreams of a happy-ever-after will finally come true?
I’m always speechless when it comes to Sarah Morgan. I may have prejudices but her books are just so good that I wish it was not as underrated as it is now. There is something about her characters that would keep you reading. They are very relatable even if you are not experiencing the same things that they are experiencing.
I can deeply relate to Brittany’s attitude towards Zach. Known as the bad boy, Zach lives up to other people’s expectation towards him which includes breaking Brittany’s heart. After their impulsive marriage when they were 18, you can see the growth of the characters and the changes in their relationship after 10 years. As the story digs deeper into issues that occurred that resulted in their divorce after ten days of being married, you would feel captivated with the story even though it is so cliche! Yes, it is so cliche but it does not change the fact that it is too addicting to even stop reading. And setting aside the cliche parts involved in their love story, the friendship and family aspect of the story are so strong. Although unlike the first book of this trilogy, it meddles more with the negative side of living in a small island. The community relationship that I truly admired in the first book was not as strong in here and it feels a bit annoying. However, the annoyance towards the community is also a good thing because you are sympathizing with the characters. It’s like you’re feeling what they are feeling at that moment.
I love the ending of this book! But I need more! Sarah Morgan keeps on torturing me about her endings. When you reached the end you could only utter “That’s it?! I need more!” I don’t want the story to end! And the ending gives away so little to know what happens. It’s like a “they lived happily ever after” but you still want to know what happens after the happily-ever-after. That effing ending made me cry! Zach made me cry! I want more! I need more!
A solid 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommending EVERY Sarah Morgan books out there. It’s the best! Everyone can find a character whom they can truly relate to, I’m very sure of it. From the hopeless romantic kind to the people who do not believe in happily-ever-after or just in between the two, you would surely relate to one or the other character. So do read her books! You’re missing out on good stuff if you haven’t read any of her books!