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Title: Christmas Ever After, Puffin Island #3
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: Mills & Boon, M&B New Reader
Published: October 22nd, 2015
Take three great friends – Emily, Brittany and Skylar – a lovely island escape and add romance for a great trilogy from a brilliant author. This is the third book and sadly the final book in this series and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them all. This one tells the story of Skylar, the daughter of very manipulative controlling parents who always make her feel and inadequate failure who never lives up to their expectations. She is creative, imaginative and a superb jewellery designer. She’s about to have her first gallery showing in Knightsbridge, London, a prestigious affair but not important enough for her parents to bother supporting her. When opening night arrives her very busy politician boyfriend does deign to show up – but mainly to network and make connections, not to support Sky. Indeed his very public proposal is just what she needs to make her night – NOT! Whilst injured it is Alec from Puffin Island who comes to her rescue and that’s the start of their journey from ‘naught to naughty’ with a chance to achieve their own HEA.
This author skilfully takes readers on a highly emotional journey with her characters, helping them feel every worry, fear, joy and traumatic event through the story. Sky’s parents are despicable in how they fail to show any care or consideration for her in all their manipulative moves, I’d love to be a fly on the wall if Alec met them! The story shows how Sky grows more confident about being herself and not trying to fit into a mould created by the expectations of others whilst Alec overcomes the dreadful impact of his first wife’s attitudes and dependancy on his ability to relate to others. Neither have an uneventful journey – that wouldn’t make a great story! The drama, trauma and events keep the reader entertained and it was great to visit Puffin Island in winter for a change! Another great tale of people who overcome past trauma to move on together in a loving, supportive relationship. I do hope there are further stories involving some of these characters in future!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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The author has also had a guest post on this blog – Top Tips on Surviving a Holiday with a Boyfriend