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When twenty-five-year-old Lyn sets off on her cruise vacation, all she wants is to forget that her dead fiance was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a diversion uncomplicated by romance. What she gets is Braedon, an intriguing young surgeon. He's everything her fiance wasn't, and against the backdrop of the ship's make-believe world, her emotions come alive.

Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship - on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.

But it's hard to get away from someone when you're stuck on the same ship. Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions. Then paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped, and Lyn's fear of a fairy tale turns grim.

©2013 Donna K. Weaver | Rhemalda Publishing (P)2013 Donna K. Weaver | Rhemalda Publishing

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Exciting Clean Romantic Adventure

What made the experience of listening to A Change of Plans the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a great job of distinguishing characters with her voice changes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed in a couple of spots and cried in others.

Any additional comments?

I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job, and it was easy to tell who was speaking. At first, this felt like a sweet romance, which I don’t really like, but it soon turned to a much more exciting read. There were a lot of twists and turns that I didn’t expect, and I loved the happily-ever-after ending. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Something different for me

Well, I liked the story. Performance, not as much. The main character was voiced way too slow, in my opinion. It still did the job and I'll get the next book. However, that minor complaint aside, the story was really adventurous. Not contrived at any point. I'm also happy the main character wasn't some helpless woman, a damsel in distress kind of thing. Give me a strong lead to lead my ears along. A couple twists I didn't see coming kept me listening.

The character development was strong and natural. Easy to listen to in one sitting, if you have the time. ON to the next!

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Not your average romance.

This story starts out with a budding romance between Lyn and Braeden as they get to know each other on a cruise. Unaware of Lyn's emotional scars, Braeden pushes the relationship a little too fast and Lyn pulls away, sure she is better off alone--until pirates enter the picture and kidnap them all!

Imagine high stakes with pirates, storms, shipwrecks, tropical islands, monsoons, sharks, and a blizzard at a Montana ranch.

I'd say more, but it would wreck it for you. It made me smile and cry, and the ending was worth waiting for.

Well done.

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Fun and Exciting!

This story was a joy to listen to. Filled with drama, intrigue, and action this book provides many reasons to keep reading.

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Fantastic!!!

This book exceeded my expectations in every way. It left me with a horrible book hangover each time I had to turn it off and return to real life. Action, adventure, romance, and emotions so strong you choke and sob and then laugh along with the book. Bravo! I wish there was more about Lynn and Ell to come. They are amazing! The most realistic friendship I've read in a while.

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Touching story with three distinct acts!

*spoilers* The writer did an excellent job of weaving a story that began with new love and unsure hearts that turned to adventure and Robinson Crusoe and finally ended with tragedy, mourning, and a celebration of love in the form of all sorts of relationships (family, friends, significant others).
I enjoyed the narrator's delivery: she had a voice that I felt matched the main character well. And her accents were brilliant and well executed--I especially enjoyed the voice she used for Maria.
All in all, it was a touching story. The writer has a good feel for characters and friendships and I enjoyed spending the hours listening to this audiobook to get to know them.
*I received a free copy of this book for an honest review*

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Damn book made me cry, TWICE! (ok, it was 3 times)

This book was really great. You hear about books that take you on a rollercoaster ride. Well, this one did.
Three separate times, I had to look at the time remaining, thinking, "This can't be the climax, it's too soon!" only to be proven right, and the story to twist, and get even better.
Several times, I was crushed, along with the heroine, but had to keep going along with her on her brave, heart wrenching journey. While you know how you want it to end, everything fights against it, in completely believable ways. A hard road to walk as a writer, but she pulls it off brilliantly!

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Full of emotional ups and downs.

This is a story full of adventure, danger, catastrophe, survival, loss and hope. Shipboard romance becomes something stronger under survival conditions on an uncharted island. Then everything changes disastrously. No spoilers here. The characters are strong and real. There is a nice continuance or re-emergence of characters throughout the story. The narration was very good and enhanced the tale. Very engaging. Heard to stop listening.

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A satisfying romance in an unusual setting

A year after the death of her fiance and a shocking revelation about him, Lyn North agrees to go on a cruise with her friend Elle. She hopes to let the cruise be a distraction from the memories. While on the cruise, she meets Jori Virtanen, who is currently a model but wants to pursue his art--art which Lyn sees is very promising. But Jori, handsome though he is, is more like another brother.

Far more disturbing to her peace of mind is Braedon Randolph, also ruggedly handsome, a thoracic surgeon, and a fellow music lover. Lyn, Elle, Jori, Braedon, and others start to form a circle of friends enjoying the cruise together.

And then the cruise is interrupted by pirates, and suddenly it's not just a week or two at sea. It's a survival adventure that will last over two years for some of them.

This is the first in the Safe Harbors series, of which I've read several others in no particular order. Until now, I've largely had to infer the events of this book, and the stories are sufficiently stand-alone that it's perfectly possible to enjoy them without having the whole story of these foundational events. It's quite satisfying to get the whole story, now, though, and Lyn and Braedon's story is quite enjoyable in itself

It's a satisfying romance in what becomes an unusual setting.

I bought this audiobook.

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revisit just emphasized how great this story is

I read the book, throughly enjoyed the story, listening to the audiobook reinforced the enjoyment.