Series: Beachwood Bay Book 1
Author: Melody Grace
Published: March 10, 2013 by Melody Grace Books
Price: $5.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: “My mother always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane…”
Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.
Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Beachwood to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.
A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?
Review: I was right. When I brought up my concerns for this book in the previous one, I was right. Another added to the DNF pile.
I was…so bored. I want to say that I guess I’m not that big a fan of slice-of-life books, but I’m reading one now that has me coming back and reading. So it’s just how it’s written and what’s there to keep me interested. This is just so predictable. I know what’s going to happen, I know she’s going back to Emerson. Otherwise, why would there be a book about it them?
Then, when the main character has another boyfriend or girlfriend and they reconnect with their ex, in these types of books, it usually ends with them cheating on the one they left behind and then going through that drama. I don’t wanna go through that because it usually is just written in for that drama.
I actually skipped a few pages to see if it got more interesting or to see if I needed to go back because I missed something. I felt like I missed nothing.
I’m still not over that tire blowout scene too! That’s so unrealistic. Her mom just sitting there in the car while she’s outside talking to the stranger they ran off the road. When would that happen? Her mom would have gotten out when she did and talked to Emerson herself.
I just have no more interest in this and some things just make no sense. I just…couldn’t make myself pick the book back up.
Thank you for reading my review.