Series: The South Beach Connection Book 1
Author: A.R. Hadley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2018
One summer has the power to change everything.
One night, one choice, can alter life’s trajectory — cause the heart’s debris to slip and slide down the mountain.
After graduating college, rising photographer Annie Baxter relocates to South Beach, Florida.
A new start.
A chance to leave behind her anxiety, her grief, and prepare her photographs for display in an art gallery. Annie is determined to mend her heart in the sand and breathe, commune with the stars and beach and old friends.
Then Cal Prescott steps in front of her lens — a man twenty years her senior. An understated, sexy puzzle who may not wish to be solved. Cal is quiet. Strong. Eyes like the tides. Coming in, going out. Pulling her under.
They meet at a party.
The chemistry cannot be denied.
But they only have the summer.
One unforgettable connection.
But every June, July, and August must come to an end.
Bloggers from Down Under – “Just know this, Cal and Annie’s story is sure to stick with you, long after you’ve finished…”
Love Romance Books – “A beautiful story. The writing will sweep you away..”
Amazon Review – “Pure Poetry!”
Landslide by A.R. Hadley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I’m having a hard time writing this review – this book was a hard read for me. Everything about it just didn’t sit well with me. And I’m not sure why because it had all I usually like in a book: lovely young girl, an attractive older man, the push and pull between the characters and yet somehow I didn’t connect with it. Maybe it’s the fact that it isn’t written in the usual M/F POV as I’m accustomed – as you read it it switches between the person’s that are having a conversation.
With every turned page I kept hoping that something will happen that will give me pause and say WOW THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. Annie and Cal had a strange relationship with all the unresolved issues from the past and it was preventing them to let go and be happy together. The relationship between Maggie and Cal was confusing as hell even though they claimed that they didn’t have anything but friendship between them.
And let’s talk about cliffhangers; I’m usually open to them. But this one ended so abruptly that I don’t think I’ll be picking up the sequel. But then again; the abruptly ending is the point of cliffhangers I suppose.
A.R. Hadley has a really unique style in storytelling. Maybe if I pick up her work in the future I’ll get to appreciate it more, but right now sorry to say but I’m giving it 2*.
***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
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A.R. Hadley writes imperfectly perfect sentences by the light of her iPhone.
She annoys those darling little children by quoting lines from Back to the Future, but despite her knowledge of eighties and nineties pop culture, she was actually meant to live alongside the Lost Generation after the Great War and write a mediocre novel while drinking absinthe with Hemingway. Instead, find her sipping sweet tea with extra lemons on her porch as she weaves fictional tales of love and angst amid reality.