Publisher: Mill & Boon (M&B)
Published: October 8, 2015
“Just because you bite into a rotten apple , doesn’t mean you have to chop down the whole tree.”
Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.
Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.
With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love, but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?
It saddened me that I’m about to leave the life on Puffin Island. This conclusion to the Puffin Island trilogy is quite solid. Quite because I’m looking for some part of the story that lacks its development and clarity. Although I can say that Sarah Morgan knows a lot about friendship.
I love this book although not as much as I love the first and second book. The whole plot itself is not as solid as before. Skylar has some issues with her family being the only ball of sunshine in a gray world. As you go deeper into the story, you will be amazed how Skylar managed to stay positive around her family. The family issue is something that I want Skylar to deal with. However, only a narrative of the confrontation transpired. I’m a bit disappointed because I’m looking forward to it.
Moreover, the Puffin Island was downgraded as a setting of the story and not a community. In the first and second book, you would feel the Puffin Island as a community and not as a place. The story is more driven by love and the other things that mattered become blurred.
What I liked about this book is it has the glimpse of the life of the characters on the previous books. And you would see the effect of being an adult on their friendship as they managed to build their own future. Still their bond of friendship is strong and the relationship of Alec and Skylar was light, witty, sexy and genuine. This book will teach you that loving someone does not require you to be someone else, you only need to be yourself.