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Lainey Stratton does not fall in love with strangers she meets on vacation. It simply doesn’t make logical sense. So when Lainey meets Carter Thompson on the first day of her Caribbean vacation, she knows it could never amount to anything more than a crush. At the end of the vacation she will return to Dallas and he will return to D.C., and that will be the end of it. Well, unless he wants to join her at a friend’s destination wedding, which would be considered vacation too, right?
But when an unexpected tragedy sends Lainey’s logical world spiraling out of control, she realizes her vacation crush might be the only one who can help her pick up the pieces of her shattered life. That is, as long as she can get out of the way of her own happiness. And as long as Carter’s past doesn’t catch up with him before she gets a chance.
In My Opinion (Review)
The road to happiness is sometimes littered with potholes. The ones that hurt. The ones that derail your plans.
Lainey Stratton has had some difficult knocks in her life. She is definitely due for some joy. When she goes on vacation with her sister and best friend, she meets Carter Thompson. A vacation fling with a gorgeous guy is just what she needs to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. Yet as she spends time with Carter, she grows to admire the man he is.
This book. Wow. The first third was fun. A vacation in San Juan, good friends, adventure with a gorgeous guy and meeting new friends. It set me up for a fun romp.
And then Pow! Now I’m crying, grieving along with Lainey at her loss, her loneliness, her heartbreak.
Through it all, Carter is the kind of guy you just know Lainey needs in her life. The guy who flies out to be her date at a wedding, the guy who takes care of her during her darkest days, the guy who could give her what she longs for.
But is Carter the guy Lainey believes him to be or does he hold a secret that could destroy her burgeoning hope?
Rachel Magee’s debut novel is moving but, more importantly, it reminds us of the power of falling in love.
***I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Rachel Magee wrote her first novel when she was twelve and entered it into a contest for young author/illustrators. Unfortunately, the judges weren’t impressed with her stick figures. So she dropped the dream of becoming a world famous illustrator and stuck to spinning stories. When she’s not busy working on her latest book, she loves to travel with her family and friends. By far, her favorite destination is the beach, which tends to work its way into most of her stories. Between vacations, you can find her at home in The Woodlands, TX with her wonderful husband, their two adventurous kids and a couple of spirited pets, all of whom share Rachel’s love of the ocean. Well, except the cat and dog. They’re both afraid of water. Find out more about what Rachel has been up to at rachelmageebooks.com.
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