She’s escaped to a tropical paradise, but her past is going to find her.
Laura Robertson is working at a tropical resort on the Great Barrier Reef, biding her time and nursing her wounds when her ex-lover Phil Cooper arrives on Topaz Island. She’s betrayed him, broken his trust, and shamed herself. And yet it seems that he’s the one man she can’t let go.
She’s spent her whole life fighting to save the reef, and her time on Topaz Island fighting for her self-respect. Does she have enough fight left to fight for a second chance?
Firstly: Canberra has VERY HOT summers, thank you very much! I type this as I sit here in humid 30+ degree weather. I really dislike the way other Australians always feel the need to insult my gorgeous city! It took me a while to get back to liking the heroine after her comment.
Now, onto the book. This is a fast read, but very entertaining and with very realistic characters. You can read it in one sitting.
I love reunion stories, love them, and so of course I enjoyed this one. I think Australians are particularly good at writing contemporary romance characters, and very good at writing realistic dialogue.
At first I was worried about the thing the heroine did to ruin the relationship the first time round. I wasn’t sure I could like her after that. But I think she was good in growing up and acknowledging her mistake. I liked that both characters could see they hadn’t done things perfectly in the past and that they were more mature now.
There’s not a huge lot I can say about a novella, but this is definitely an Australian author worth looking out for.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.