By Karina Halle
Release Date: November 3, 2016
They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.
Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica “Ronnie” Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.
The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.
But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.
There’s just one major catch.
The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from.
Forbidden, Illicit, off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned.
I was not expecting this story.
I saw him first…….
Veronica, or Ronnie, is a young woman living in a world she does not belong in. What I mean is, she’s more of a free spirit, not someone’s puppet. She has a mind of her own, and has been living in the shadow of her beautiful sister her entire life.
She meets Logan, and you get your hopes up that this is going to be an easy romance. You think these two meet, fall in love, and maybe….just maybe live happily ever after from that moment forward….
Only no. Karina Halle is not going to make it easy on us readers. And I love her for it.
7 years later…..
I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so, I will be very brief with this review. 7 years later, Ronnie and Logan are reunited. But, not in the way you think. Nor will you expect to know the life these two have left in the 7 years since they first met, or the pain and tragedy they have suffered.
But, these two, I feel, are meant to be together and when you are meant to be together, you will be, no matter the pain and suffering you may endure.
This book was wonderful. It was beautifully written and I loved it from start to finish.
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ABOUT KARINA HALLE
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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