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Author: Sinclair Jayne
Publisher: Holiday Books, Tule Publishing
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2015
This novella is a well written second, third, fourth chance romance! Whilst from very different backgrounds, they were friends as children, with Kaden Carson being somewhat hero worshiped by both Hollis and her twin brother. Whilst the couple were very attracted to each other, as a successful, talented, competitive surfer, Kaden was very popular and a great contrast to the shy, introverted Hollis Remington which caused them to break up as a couple – repeatedly. They haven’t seen each other for years but Kadan is recuperating from surgery in her grandmother’s beach side cottage which is where she’s run to in an effort to think what she wants to do with her life as bankruptcy looms.
The attraction between the two is still rampant but both are at turning points in their lives. Both are hiding out, taking time to lick their own wounds, not expecting to encounter each other. However, maybe this is the opportunity they both need to face up to what split them in the past, to actually communicate with each other and to give their mutual love a chance to grow and flourish, helping them find a future together – but only after a lot of angst and turmoil!
This is a relatively short novel with great characters, plenty of history between them and emotions just waiting to be explored further. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading second chance romances with characters who are in need of time and seclusion to come to terms with events in their lives.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
Hollis Remington is slinking home to San Clemente, California. Needing to hide out at her grandmother’s beach cottage to lick the wounds from her latest professional failure, she’s stunned to find her ex lover and professional surf god, Kadan Carson, lounging in the only bed. Naked. Hollis can’t afford a hotel, and no way will she let her family or friends know she’s broke, but Kadan’s refusing to leave. He does, however, agree to share…
Professional surfer Kadan Carson is recuperating after his third ankle and foot surgery, and while it’s highly possible his professional career may be over on the brink of his most lucrative corporate sponsorship deal, he’s determined to fight the inevitable effects of age, gravity, and injury on his body in private. No fans. No nurses. No distractions. Until Hollis shows up, who has always been one hell of a distraction. Six years after she walked out for the last time accusing him of infidelity, she’s still the one woman he hasn’t been able to exorcise from his heart, head or body. And he doesn’t really want to.
There’s no way Hollis can forgive, but she also can’t forget. Kadan was and is her first and only love. Can she help him to heal without losing her heart again?
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