on August 11, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Review Copy Provided By: Author
Sienna Murphy never does anything without a plan. And so far her plans have been working. Right after college, she got a prestigious job and gained the stability she'd always craved-until work takes her to the sun-drenched shores of Oahu and places her in the path of sexy surfer Luke Everett. For the first time, she lets her heart take control. Drawn to his carefree charm, she makes a spontaneous and very un-Sienna-like decision to drop everything and stay in Hawaii for two more weeks.
Luke lives fast and wild. When he meets Sienna, he's convinced that some no-strings-attached fun is just what she needs. As their nights quickly turn from playful to passionate, Luke can't deny the deep connection he feels. But there's a reason Luke doesn't do long-term. He can't promise Sienna forever, when the enormity of his past has shown him just how fragile the future can be . . .
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
3.5 Letting Go stars!
This is a sweet, New Adult romance about forgiveness and letting go of your fears. Twenty-Two-year-old, Sienna Murphy, is an event coordinator, who is in Hawaii planning a wedding, when a chance encounter with the local daredevil, 24 year-old Luke Everett, turns into a turns into a two-week, life-changing vacation.
When she meets Luke she instantly feels a connection. Going against her usual “type A” personality, she throws caution to the wind, and agrees to stay in Hawaii after her work is done and spend time with Luke. He pushes her to face her fears of flying, of letting loose, and of living life. He makes her question if life is worth living, if you aren’t living it?
“Fear is just the part of you that wants you to fail. It’s all of your regrets and your pain and your failures wrapped up into one emotion. It’s a weakness, nothing more.” “We’re all stronger than our weaknesses,” “Sometimes we just need someone else to help us find that strength.”
And for Luke, Sienna was the angel that saved him from the guilt of his past and helps him to move on with his future.
New Adult lovers will most likely enjoy this read, as it deals with insecurities and issues of that age.