It’s been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzie to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzie and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of “just breathe” pep talks she’s given herself. And that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…
Ryan knows all about secrets. And it’s clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won’t let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he’s going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else’s hands?
Chemistry Rating: Simmering
One-Sentence Summary: Emily is just trying to adapt to a life on an island with a small child when the perfect guy enters her life
Review: Sarah Morgan has wormed her way into my favourite ‘must-read’ authors list in the past year. After the perfection which was the “O’Neil Brothers” series I was so sure that nothing could possibly top that. Well, the first book in her new “Puffin Island” came darn close!
I just loved everything from Emily’s vulnerability to Lizzie’s cuteness (I know who would have thought you would hear me extolling the praises of a kid) to Ryan who made me feel all gooey inside to the secondary characters to the setting to the perfect pacing and writing.
I do have a question though: are we ever going to meet Ryan’s other siblings and do they have issues over the fact that Rachel was clearly Ryan’s favourite?!
I can’t wait for Zach/Brittany’s story next as I love a good reconciliation romance.