Monday, April 11, 2016


Publisher:     Forever
Published:     February 23, 2016
ISBN:        978-1455552580
Genre:      Contemporary Romance
Format:     Print  
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina



Deputy Sheriff Micah Lancaster has a secret.  One he’s kept for pretty much his whole life. 

Holly Tyler has one too. 

And interestingly, their secrets aren’t all that different or far apart.  Then again, those secrets are what is driving them apart.

When Holly is called home to Seashell Bay because one of her beloved aunts has taken ill she finds herself confronting not only her past, but her future.  Big business in the form of an exclusive resort has already found its way to the island.  Now a big box store is looking to get its hooks into the community, something Holly knows will change their way of life in a way the residents may live to regret.  Torn between her career which has been based in Boston but soon to be moving to a new company in New York Holly finds herself pulled in yet another direction with her return to Seashell Bay.  Adding to the mix and confusion is while her head says she must pursue her career, her heart is becoming more and more entwined with Micah—Micah who has always been a stalwart, caring and stable part of her life.  Can she open her heart one more time?

I tried to read the first book in this series, MEET ME AT THE BEACH and after struggling through the first 75 pages put it down.  I didn’t care much at all for Aiden and Lily and never connected to them.  Their stories were depressing and both of them engaged in their own private pity parties.  When I received SEE YOU AT SUNSET for review I was a little reluctant to start it. 

Well! What a great read! 

On the surface V.K. Sykes’s SEE YOU AT SUNSET is your basic feel good contemporary romance. But it is more to it.  There is a mystery, some suspense and a bit of women’s fiction.  It is the kind of romance a parent would approve of to introduce a teen to the world of romance reading.  At the same time fans of lighter mysteries will enjoy that aspect of the story. I fell in love with Micah from the very beginning.  In him Sykes created the kind of man any woman would fall in love with.  There is a genuine believability to him. 

Holly was also a wonderful character.  The way the Sykes take her through her personal growth and realizations is really nicely done.  It’s a romance so you know where Holly and Micah will ultimately end up but the way the authors get them there is at times heart wrenching, at others you want to shake Holly and at others breathtakingly poignant. 

SEE YOU AT SUNSET is definitely one to add to your must reads.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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