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I really wanted to read this book because I could relate to Alexis' fear of being in the ocean. Although I have not experienced what she did, I do have this irrational fear of drowning. The idea of putting my feet in water where fish can swim by me also gives me the creeps.
I found Alexis and Jason's love story very compelling and filled with emotion. Jason falls for Alexis and tries to help her overcome her fear of the ocean.
They have one week together before Jason is set to leave for the surfing circuit in Fiji, so the romance between the two is fairly fast paced.
I really loved the beach scenes and discovering with Alexis the contributions that Jason has done for the local ocean life. It was refreshing to have a male character that not only was respectful and caring toward his partner but also cared about his local environment.
As much as I love the two main characters, Alexis and Jason, I really did not like Alexis' friend Lori. I thought she was a bit pushy, and annoying. Her other friend Jordan I think overreacted a bit in the beginning toward her love interest. I found that whole scene when the girls leave the bonfire a bit over dramatic. That might just be me though.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great beach read. Chamberlin does a great job of bringing her setting come to life, you can practically hear the waves breaking on the shoreline.