Rosemary Keogh considers herself pretty adaptable - she dealt with her father's death-bed edict that she moved across the country to work at his latest hotel with five half-sisters, (most of whom she hadn't known existed) hadn't she? She settled into the routine, even grew to like most of them, but when tragedy leaves her birth daughter parentless - and she is named as the guardian - her world spins again.
Trying to raise a nine-year-old who shares her spunk and determination isn't always an easy thing. When Rosemary starts having mysterious 'accidents,' though, her worries shift from being a bad mother to leaving her daughter an orphan yet again.
Adding to the confusion, Harrison Forest, head of the resort's human resources department, decides it's time to shift their relationship from semi-adversarial to something a whole lot more interesting. Can they get past the roadblocks she's been throwing in their way to make things work? More importantly, will she survive that long?
©2013 Heather Justesen (P)2013 Heather Justesen
Fresh new beginnings
I think Valerie did a fantastic job bringing the story to life, the fact that she's narrated the entire series is a definite plus you're used to her voice and the magic that she brings to the story.
this series does need to be read in order for better understanding, each book focuses on a sister unveiling their life. I enjoyed Rosemary's story and was so grateful that she portrayed the same character throughout. I think the author did a great job unveiling her back story since we didn't know much about her. the story line had some action to it, not your typical romance. the only issue I had was Rosemary's eating disorder. I listen to this book on audible, the narrator did a fantastic job bringing the story to life.
I was really excited for Rosemary and Harrison's story. I loved them through the series so this should have been a slam dunk. It just seemed to be lacking in the fun banter they have had through the other books. There was a but of it but they seemed more watered down. I like a bit a sassy banter in a relationship.
Rosemary was very different than I expected. I liked her, she just seems more from from the outside looking in, I guess. Harrison is a great match for her, I just wish they were truer to their initial impressions. I thought they had a fun dynamic. I would have loved seeing the quips turn more playful rather than going away.
This is a mixed narrative with a bonus POV. You get the two leads as well as young Cleo. It really gives for a fuller picture and brings you inside their insecurities. There are a lot of insecurities! Thankfully they work things out pretty well in the end. The side plot wasn't what I expected, but it added a touch of drama.
This is a sweet romance, meaning closed bedroom door. Plenty of kissing and they do sleep together, but no details. Not sure the Christian Romance readers will be okay with the premarital sex. It is fairly clean though and rather fluffy.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who gives happy ears. I love her upbeat energy and the sass she gives Rosemary. She does a great job with the guys and kids, not trying to go too far. Her pace is swift and the none of her voice is very appealing. I am loving her in this contempo series.
On to the next sister, what new surprises await us?
Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.
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