What Happens in Paradise

Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Series: Paradise (Hilderbrand), Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,484 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times best-selling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, where secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky. 

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: He'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too.

Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life - and death - of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. 

Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national best seller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying pause-resister from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

©2019 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"You'll be counting the days until you can return to the Virgin Islands with these characters in the concluding volume of the trilogy. Print the bumper sticker - 'I'd Rather Be Living in an Elin Hilderbrand Novel.'" (Kirkus, starred review)

"Once again, Hilderbrand demonstrates her mastery of immersive escapism with a carefully deployed pineapple-banana smoothie or the blue tile of an outdoor shower.... The absolute pleasure of the reading experience combined with a cliff-hanger ending will have readers anxiously awaiting the conclusion to the trilogy." (Booklist, starred review)

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Set up to sell the next book?

Seriously? I’m all for a cliff hanger, but this is not a great one...the story is interesting but could have been covered with half the narration and brought to some closure.

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Boring and badly written

Struggled to finish it, and hard to care about any of the bratty, ridiculous, whiny, predictable characters. Should have returned it . So many great books in the world, don't waste time on this one.

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edge of my seat

I have been loving this series! I cannot wait for the third one to come out, but imagine it will be a while! I love her character development, the romances, and they mystery of the main plot!

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What a setup

There something to be said for a book that is built around the notion that leaves you wanting the buy the next book; however, this book could totally be eliminated as it is mainly a repackage of the first in the series with a poorly written ending that left me disappointed I purchased the book. So, I am returning the book.

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So Good ....

I so loved these first two books. But how long do we have to wait for the third. The cliff hanger endings are awesome but dang it .....

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Sad I have to wait for part 3

This was so enjoyable but this really leaves you hanging!! Everything is unresolved but the story is good and the setting lobely.

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Great series!

Love this series and can’t wait for the third book! I highly recommend and think you will love it too!

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Nooooo!!!!

I loved both books so much! Please say there is a follow up to this so that we know what happens to these characters!!! I cannot wait!!!

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More please....

This is the 2nd book in a 3 book series. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first. Excited for the 3rd.

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What happens in paradise no closure!

I love Elin Hilderbrand! I have read almost every story she has written about Nantucket! All fun and had some kind of closure! This book felt like her agent said “all right all ready get me the proof” . So she quickly ended it with no closure ... we don’t even find out if the helicopter crash was really a crash or a planned ...Or if Baker ends up with Ayers !

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