Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head-first into Cole Stevens.
Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and light the spark back in his life.
Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?
Review: As you know, I am a huge fan of contemporary, so this one definitely hit the spot. While I have not read too much New Adult yet, I was happy to give this one a go. I have been reading so many books for blog tours as of late, and I have ended up really enjoying a lot of them. I think that is wonderful, and I feel incredibly lucky. Along with all of those other books that I have read and loved, this one now fits into that category as well. It was a fun, cute, quick read and it was one that I enjoyed very much.
The characters were very easy to like. You have Camryn, a single mother willing to do anything for her young son. From the very beginning, after finding out what happened with her ex, you feel for her. I can only imagine something like that happening, and it seems heartbreaking. Of course, you have to think she is awesome because of the choices that she made, even when it meant doing some difficult things on her own. Sure, sometimes her character was a bit frustrating. She could be really bad about pushing people away over and over again, and sometimes I found myself just wanting to yell at her. (It is completely normal to talk to the characters in books, right?). Overall, it was very difficult not to like her, though.
Then you have her relationship with Cole, and you like to whole thing even more. At least I did, I suppose that I should not talk for everyone here, though I do have a habit of doing that. They are both struggling through difficult pasts, hurt souls that begin to come together. Sure, at some points I felt their relationship was going way too quickly, especially with a child in the mix, but I could get past that pretty easily. I do love contemporary novels for the romance and relationships, after all. Despite the quick pace of the relationship, I really did like Cole very much. It is clear that he is a great guy and that he cares deeply for Camryn and her son, Gavin. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one sitting because I always wanted to continue reading and find out what happened next. I would certainly recommend this book to others.
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