Hi over there!
It’s time again for a review, this time a good book of Rosie Travers!
Career girl Becca Gates’ organised life is thrown into chaos when her mother, romantic novelist Pearl, announces her surprise engagement to Jack, a man she has only just met.
Worse news follows when Pearl tells Becca she intends to leave London, quit writing, and retire to her new fiancé’s idyllic waterside home on the south coast. Becca is determined to prevent Pearl from making a disastrous mistake, but when she at arrives at Rivermede, more shocks await when she stumbles upon a familiar yet unwelcome face from her past.
As Pearl embraces her new life amongst the local sailing fraternity, Becca receives a grim warning that all is not as calm as it seems at picturesque Rivermede, and if she wants to keep her family safe, she should keep them away.
But why should Becca trust the man who has betrayed her before, the man who broke her heart, the man who thinks he knows all her secrets?
Normally I’m not really into suspense stories, but reading the synopsis I wanted to know more. So I went ahead and in the end I was glad I gave this story a shot.
The story starts with a bang… Becca’s mother decided to marry a man she met on a cruise and sells her house and stops writing books.
This comes to a shock to Becca, as she not only sees her home being sold, but also her job coming to an end, as she helps her mother being a writer.
So she decides to meet her stepfamily and in the meanwhile she hopes she can stop the wedding.
But soon she disregards the plan, as she learns that there are a lot of strange things going on. And for some strange twist of destiny, she encounters the man who broke her heart 15 years ago. What is he doing at Rivermede?
As you can see, a lot of things are happening. During my reading, my fear was that it would be all too confusing and I would mix up everything and everyone.
But luckily Rosie Travers knows how to write, and she knows how to keep you intrigued.
The more you get into the story the more everything falls into place.
Fact is that the romance makes the story lighter and that makes it a better story.
This is a perfect mix between suspense and romance.
There js a nice switch between the intrigues and the lighter parts, making sure that you have the time to take a breath.
I really enjoyed this story and found it very hard to put the book away. I wanted to know what was going to happen next. And that’s always a good sign, if you can’t stop reading, right?
Only thing that I didn’t really like, was the epilogue… there is the relevation of one last secret. But for me this one was superfluous. For me personally, the perfect closure would be without the epilogue. But this is my own opinion, so if you disagree with me, I can understand it.
But generally speaking, this a good story that just begged for your attention. I found it very hard to stop and go on with real life!