I read this three years ago and it stuck with me so long, that I suggested my book club read it. So, I reread the book and remembered how much I love this story.
The characters a real. They have heart, they have flaws, they are totally fleshed out, leaping off the page, and occupying my mind.
Ms. Weaver is a master at her craft. She has the write mix of thought, emotion, description, and is a wonderful wordsmith. Anything she publishes is an instant MUST READ!
The best part is there are more books to go along with this one. I can linger longer with each of these beloved characters.
Perhaps I'll make it a tradition to read this book every three years. It's certainly worth it.
When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old Colorado high school teacher wants is to forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a vacation diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.
However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship--on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.
Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.