on October 9th 2017
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Jennifer McClendon is in need of a vacation. What better place to get away from everything than a sun-drenched tropical island? And there’s no better way to get over her ex and have some fun than to spend a little time with a handsome software engineer who’s also on holiday. What could it hurt? They won’t see each other again anyway.
Simeon Baker wants more than a holiday romance with the gorgeous woman he meets on vacation, but a tragic accident that almost ends his life leaves him in hospital for months, and he isn’t able to follow up on his promise to keep in touch. But Fate steps in four years after their magical island holiday, and Simeon realizes Jennifer didn’t only leave the island with good memories. If he can convince Jennifer to give them a chance at something permanent, this might just be their first family Christmas.
Jennifer McClendon has plans for a romantic getaway for two. When she catches her boyfriend cheating she goes on vacation solo. She meets Simeon Baker and they hit it off. After vacation, they promise to keep in touch. Jennifer comes back with more than just memories but doesn’t hear from Simeon. Simeon gets in a near-fatal car accident and is unable to keep in touch with Jennifer. When they cross paths three years later he is surprised to find Jennifer with a family. He fights hard to win her back and show her it was always his intention to keep in touch.
In an Oyster Shell – It is a romantic book that is clean which I love!
The Pearls – I love in the beginning that Jennifer strikes out on her own after she finds out her ex is cheating. It’s poetic for her to meet cautious Simeon who throws caution to the wind when he meets her.
The characters are unforgettable. I love Jennifer she is strong and secure in herself. A great heroine that I enjoyed following through the story. Simeon was also a character of great strength though he tends to be a little more vulnerable. The joining of the two makes for a great story.
The romance was nice. It was a bit of a whirlwind romance at first and simmers into something more sustainable later. I love how committed Simeon was to Jennifer and her family when they are finally reunited.
The Sand – The pacing was a little slow at first. The author could have used a little more diversity in the vocabulary.