About the book: Andy Kendrick has always dreamed of bigger things than tiny Eagle Bluff, Arizona. So when the opportunity arises to shake off the dust of his hometown and move to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, he grabs it. But he never imagined that a piece of his past would follow him to his new life . . . Kimberly Briggs has lived her life on the fringes of the crowd, timid and afraid since the death of her brother, but when she learns that Andy, her lifelong crush, is moving to Hawaii, she’s finally ready to step out of the shadows and take a risk. Kimberly is the last person Andy expected—or wanted—to see in Hawaii, but when fate incessantly throws the pair together, there’s little to be done but make the best of the situation. As the awkwardness fades and Kimberly begins to emerge from her shell, Andy realizes there’s much more to her than he realized. But even as they revel in the adventures of island life, drawn together by a growing attraction, an unforeseen peril threatens Kimberly’s life. Can the once-timid young woman now draw upon the inner strength Andy has helped her discover so the two of them can build a life together? Will Andy grasp that love knows no geographical bounds?
My review: I had a sick child last week and this book saved my sanity! It was one of those days where all you do is hold the child in a rocking chair and they sleep a good chunk of the day. I was so glad that I had a fun, engaging book to read!
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the Hawaiian feel of the whole thing, kind of laid back just like the native islanders. I loved the plot, it was well-written and engaging and there were plenty of twists and turns to keep my attention.
And I really loved the characters! It was really fun that Lucy and Ethan from Reality Check were included in this book, I always love to see what happens to some of my favorite characters! I liked Kimberly and found myself hoping that Andy would stop treating her as though she were just always there and really look at her for the fabulous young woman she was. I liked Andy, in a world where young men seem to be unkind and care only for themselves, he really went out of his way to be a nice guy. I also really liked their various roommates and I hope that they make a return appearance in another of Karen Tuft's books really soon! I want to tell you that I thought that the chickens in this book were really fun too!
Make sure to check out this great book for yourself!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a big believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel—whether by car, plane, or paperback.
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