Series: A Carolina Beach Novel, Book 1
Author: Cecy Robson
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From: NetGalley
Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours
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How can you imagine forever with someone who's leaving everything behind?
Callahan, a former army sniper, wants to make an escape from his past and everything he experienced at war, but most of all, just not feel. Feeling leads to pain and he's suffered enough. When he inherits a house on South Carolina's Kiawah Island, he packs his bags, lured by the peace and seclusion he thinks it will bring. But, Callahan never counted on meeting anyone like Trinity . . .
Trinity has always been the cute, and funny one, who most guys overlook in pursuit of her "hot" friends. She became used to being everyone's pal, until the day the young man she was attracted to, was drawn to her in return. He became her first great love, and first crushing heartbreak when she found him in bed with one of her closest friends.
To move forward, and to carry out her commitment to helping those in need, Trinity enlists in the Peace Corps, but not before returning to Kiawah for one last memorable summer. She just never imagined it would be so unforgettable.
Callahan doesn't want to get close to anyone-let alone Trinity. He finds her perkiness insufferable and her attempts to entice a smile distracting. After all, he's in Kiawah to leave all feelings behind. But when it comes to Trinity, who feels everything, it's hard not to feel something.
Neither expected to fall in love. And no one could have predicted how inseverable they'd become.
I loved this story. Trinity is Callahan's sunshine. She's beauty and happiness mixed with a tiny spoonful of quirkiness. She's a one woman army whose mission is to get Callahan to smile and pull him from the murkiness he lives in.
Callahan doesn't find Trinity adorable. She's annoying. She makes him feel, a lot, which is not what he wants at the moment. He's come to Kiawah to forget, to distance himself from emotions and feelings, to live alone and in peace.
But Trinity's not exactly good for the peace of mind he thinks he needs. She keeps pushing all these buttons that make him want to give her a piece of his mind, lol. I'm not saying he doesn't, but his resistance to her friendliness, her openness, cracks then shatters when he realizes how much he craves everything about her and everything she makes him acknowledge.
The same goes for Trinity. She was searching for something in the beginning, a place to lose herself in to escape the heartache she'd been dealt. But she didn't need to go far. Callahan was a disruption to her plan but he became a necessity in her life.
This is a story I believe a lot of readers can enjoy and get lost in. You don't have to relate. You don't have to say, "Been there, done that." This is a story of moving on, moving forward, and accepting that change is a great thing, especially when it opens your eyes and heart to a life and love you never dreamed possible.
Cecy Robson is a new adult and contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels and upcoming Carolina Beach novels, as well as the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A 2016 double nominated RITA®finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much, and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, you can typically find her on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.