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Cade Jenkins is a study in loss. At twenty-five he lost his parents, his dreams, and his career on the pro surfing circuit. He gained guardianship of his two younger brothers, responsibility for an entire ranch, and a life without love.
Nina Cline is on the mend. Her cheating fiance is in the rear view, and she’s concentrating on her job as an organic certification consultant. Now that she’s gained her independence, Nina will never make the mistake of giving it away again. Especially to some anonymous hookup she meets at a beachside bar…no matter how good he looks in the water. Then she meets her newest Big Sur client and realizes that the beach bum that curled her toes is her new boss—and he thinks “organic” is a dirty word.
As tensions, tempers, and chemistry reach a boiling point at the ranch, these two heartbroken souls will need to decide if they’re willing to take a chance again, or let the love of a lifetime slip away with the tide.
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There was nothing that soothed Cade’s battered soul more than the ocean. He’d been that way as long as he could remember, spending every available moment at the beach, in the water, following his dad from wave to wave until he’d been better on a board than the old man. As he looked at the water now, he could almost see the outline of his dad’s form, riding the long tail of a wave midway out, sun on his hair that was the exact color of Cade’s, water spraying on his tan skin, weathered from the years of being outdoors. The familiar ache that was his companion so much of the last six years caught him like a hoof to the gut, and he swallowed, tasting the lime and tequila in the back of his throat as he blinked the painful image away.
And that was when he saw her. She was leaning on the glass wall that ran along the edge of the deck, her blonde curls blowing in the light breeze that came off the water. She had on a sundress, white cotton, like a little girl’s, but it was backless, tiny straps running over her slim shoulders, and with the sun shining through it, the long skirt was nearly transparent. He could see enough to know that she was wearing thong underwear or none at all, and that her legs were long and lean, curved in all the right places.
Before he could think about it, he’d snatched the other two shots off the bar and was walking toward her, drawn like a moth to a flame, ready to incinerate himself for only a moment of warmth. As he drew closer, he saw another man approaching from across the deck. He gave the guy a hard look, and the dude stepped off, hands up to communicate “no harm no foul.” Cade slid into position to her right and set the shots down on the railing.
“Tequila?” he asked, turning to look at her profile. She had high cheekbones, and her skin was dark for a blonde, a beautiful golden shade that made her look like she’d walked off the pages of a swimsuit magazine. Her nose was straight and small, turning up ever so slightly on the end, but her lips were full, covered in some sort of peach shiny stuff that Cade thought might taste quite good if he could lick it off her.
She turned to look at him when he spoke to her, and the breath was knocked clean out of him. Instead of the standard blue eyes that he’d expect from a blonde, hers were amber, almost glowing under the frame of thick black lashes. She blinked up at him, and Cade’s sore heart gave a jolt that nearly had him gasping.
Okay, I need to get something out of the way … This book has one of the most deceiving covers I have probably ever come across. I don’t say that in a bad way although it does sound it, doesn’t it LOL Don’t read it that way because the book is RIDIC good but when I first saw this cover my mind went to easy fun in the sun kinda read. NOT what we get people. Not even a little! And before you say “did you not read the blurb?”, I’ll just tell you that I did not, because all I needed to read was Selena Laurence wrote it and it was a done deal.
This was full on #feels every damn chapter! What a thing of beauty this book was! It wasn’t just a simple romance story between Cade Jenkins and Nina Cline. OH NO, this was a story of growth, of letting go and holding on, of dreams and aspirations, of friendship and family and most of all, it was a story of love ! Love of self, love of family, love of friends … just love **happy sigh**
Family is everything to the Jenkins. For reasons you will find out when you read this #MustRead5PlusStar book, these brothers are intertwined in each other. And there is nowhere else and no other way they would rather be. So the book is going to branch out away from the romance journey between Cade and Nina on occasion but if you pay attention, the branches actually help add depth to the journey. Because this family is one. If it happens to one, it happens to all …
I’m not going into a play by play of this book because its beauty needs to be discovered without prejudice. I want all future readers to go into this blind as I did and be just as awed by it as I was. Selena Laurence has a seriously powerful style. Her writing will break your heart as it makes it sing. It will surprise you at every turn. It will nourish your mind and feed your soul. Her characters have depth to their depth and her stories have an infinite amount of allure in their words. They are an incredible journey to embark on and I cannot wait for the next one!
Copy provided for blog tour review
About Selena Laurence:
Selena Laurence is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves Putting the Heat in Happily Ever After. In 2014 she was awarded the Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance A Lush Betrayal was a finalist in three national contests.
Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her kids, Mr. L, “Goldendoodle” and “Demon Cat.” When she’s not writing she can be found at soccer games and tennis matches, or one of her favorite coffee shops.
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