Date published: January 2012
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Angie
Review Copy Provided by Publisher
Carly Phillips once again takes readers back to Serendipity, New York in the second novel in her latest series. The small town holds this readers heart hostage and as usual Ms. Phillips did not fail to deliver a great tale and leave me waiting impatiently for the third novel, KARMA, which will be released in May 2012.
As we return to the quaint little town of Serendipity, Nash the second Barron brother lets his tale come off the pages as he finds himself falling in love with the one woman who is off limits. As Nash mends his relationship with his brother Ethan (SERENDIPITY, Book 1) he finds himself drawn towards his new found sister Tess's guardian and half sister. They are not related by blood, yet the new family ties he is trying to build with Tess are holding him back from letting his heart get involved. Tess is still fragile, working her way from juvenile delinquent to teenager with a future and he does not want to jeopardize her mental well being in any way.
Nash has a unique story to tell, and Ms. Phillips has done a beautiful job of bringing him to life. She gives you insight into his mind, and the minds of those who loves and wants to protect. When he learns of long ago lies, he is wrenched to learn his entire world was not what he believed it to be - and has to come to terms with the past, in order to create a future for himself, his brothers and the woman he has come to realize he cannot live without.
This is a great beach read! Coming out in the winter makes it the perfect book to take on vacation - and to savor each word. A tale with a happily ever after ending that is designed to leave you wanting more… and more…
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.