About the book: Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?
My review: I really like the way this author has written this series. There's a basic story and then you get to see what happens to each of the characters during the same time period. It's kind of fun that you get to not only see the same events through each of the different eyes, but you also get to see the other things that happen to the characters.
Jori was such a complicated character. During their trip he dealt with the pirates in such a way that people deemed him a hero, but he feels like anything but inside. Some things happened in his life that robbed him of...well, really himself. And this book is kind of about how he gets back to himself and is able to let go of the past and forgive himself.
I really liked the way he cared for his sweet land lady, Anna, in this book. You could tell that she became the family that pretty much gave up on Jori. I loved the way he was able to care for her when she needed it most.
I liked that this one is a redemption story, but there's a touch of love story to it as well.
This was a great book that I enjoyed reading! Can't wait to read more of the Safe Harbour series to see what some of the other points of views are like.
I won a copy of this book in a contest last year.
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Labels: Clean Romance, Donna K Weaver