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Publisher's Summary

Single mom Haley Turnbow escapes to the tropical Isla del Sol for an ideal vacation with her five-year-old. She's planning on lazy beach days, great food, and a happy kid. She doesn't plan on the resident hotel ghost stalking her and the island's fine-looking owner drawing her in with his confident, fun personality.

Cal Johnson is king of his own island, happy and busy. Thoughts of a family are on the horizon but always seem out of grasp - until a beautiful mom and her wild little boy flip his world upside down. He falls in love with both of them. Realizing they're going to leave at the end of their vacation, he does everything in his power to capture Haley's heart.

Haley and Cal may be able to enjoy a vacation romance, but can what they feel translate to the real world? Only a giant leap of trust will give the answer.

©2016 Cami Checketts (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Good Clean Romantic Fun with Great Story

Hi, I've really been enjoying Cami's books. Good stories, clean fun with kissing and good clean values and fun. Enjoyable!

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A romance story with old fashioned heart

The story has all the elements of great listen.
Laughter, suspense, romance. heartwarming
Even though you know how it endshe trip was great the characters were

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Just ok

There is too much near sexual assault for my liking. The heroine has a history of being assault and still come across as weak. I would prefer the heroine to have a bit more grit. The author tries to paint them as strong but in every altercation they write the heroine as weak. Other than that it is a decent book.

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Loving the series!

I really enjoy reading clean romance stories, but throw in some adventure and danger and you've got me hooked! 

All of Cami's books are interesting, entertaining, clean, sweet reads. I prefer that all the books I read or listen to, whether romance, western, murder mysteries, etc... be clean.

I'm not a prude, but... I believe the way to tell the difference between a good author & a great author who write any stories where a couple, (same sex or male/female) is this...

Any good author can tell a good story, but a really great author is one who can make you envision, in your mind, the bedroom scenes of that story without having to go into graphic details about what that couple does in bed.

There is way too much out there that entails language that does not need to be constantly heard. In books, especially on tv & in movies, & in day to day life.

The narrator, Amy McFadden is one of my favorite narrators. She adds lots of expression & dimension to all her books! I think she could read the dictionary & make it interesting! You can't go wrong with any book narrated by Amy!

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So Funny

I’ve seen the other reviews where it says that they really dislike the kid in this book, I totally disagree. The kid was so cute and so funny and yes I know children like this that have both parents. He made the book great! Do not be afraid to pop this book into your library because of the other reviews I almost missed out on A really good book because of them.

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Had to quit listening-absurd

I raised three boys by myself without any help or money. The complete lack of control that this mother had over her one child was absurd. I had one child that was extremely active yet he knew if he didn’t behave we weren’t going anywhere I would turn us around and take us right back. My kids at this age were much more well behaved. Making her such a Pollyanna is normally OK except for it’s been taken to the extreme...This book is an insult to single mothers everywhere

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book I don't know why I saved it in my library for so long. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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I borrowed the audible on KU and LOVED the narrator. I think she did a fantastic job and will seek out more books she has done.

As for the book itself. I loved the hero, I did not love the heroine. This could have been a great Cinderella type trope but she basically ruined it. Way too defensive and stubborn. Also, the 5 year old boy was also a bit much. It was cute in the beginning but then just tipped overboard.

If the heroine was more open to the hero, I really think I would have enjoyed this book. It IS called the Independent One, so the warning is in the title. I will try others in the series to see if the heroines are better.

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Ok story

Although this story needed more character development and story time, the reading was perfect. I love to listen to Amy McFadden. Excellent actress!