Nothing But Blue Skies
Note this book has been previously published.
USA Today Bestselling author Christie Ridgway delivers a delightfully romantic and emotional novel about the power of love, sisterhood, and community in NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES.
Innkeeper Zoe Cash loves the life she shares with her beloved younger sister, welcoming guests to their hillside abode on Abrigo Island off the Southern California coast. She has everything she needs, even a hobby as a local—if not particularly successful—matchmaker. After weathering a personal storm, it looks like only sunny days ahead…until one wounded man arrives and threatens the perfect bubble she’s constructed around herself. He’s making her want, well, more.
Astronaut Yeager Gates escapes to the island and the charming inn looking for nothing but a place to heal before getting back to his high-octane life. He’s not made for sitting still any more than he’s made for long-term romance, though intriguing Zoe Cash is tempting him to turn all his set-in-stone plans on their head.
In this unique locale, surrounded by sun, sea, and well-meaning family and friends, two people learn to face their fears and realize that falling in love might just be worth the risk.
Note this book has been previously published as Wish You Were Here.
More of Christie’s romantic titles:
The Billionaire’s Beach Series
Take Me Tender
Take Me Forever
Take Me Home
The Rock Royalty Series
Light My Fire
Love Her Madly
Break on Through
Who Do You Love (coming soon!)
PRAISE FOR CHRISTIE’S BOOKS!
"Ridgway's feel-good read, with its perfectly integrated, extremely hot, and well-crafted love scenes, is contemporary romance at its best." --Booklist (starred review)
"Emotional and powerful...everything a romance reader could hope for." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This sexy page-turner [is] a stellar kick-off to Ridgway's latest humor-drenched series." --Library Journal
“Ridgway rocks romance!” --Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart." --Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller
Another great read by Christie!
Nothing but Blue Skies is about 2 sisters & two close friends. Yeager Gates & his buddy Deke Nielsen have come to Abrigo Island for a short vacation. Deke inherited property in the island & felt it was time to get it in order & try to sell it. Yeager came along to get away from people & the press after an accident took away his career as an astronaut. While on the island, they are staying at Haven House which is ran by two sisters, Zoe & Lyssa. Zoe & Lyssa came to the island a few years ago. They have their own issues with life. This story leads us to discover them & leads us down the path of discovery in the relationships that develop.
Can Lyssa get Deke to see her as more than the "Little Girl"? Can Deke get past the age difference? Can Yeager accept that his career is gone & find a new path? Will Zoe ever leave the island?
Christie has managed to write an intensely emotional book showing that none of our lives are perfect. She manages to undertake the task of writing about two completely different romances & still keep us involved in both of them. Through this book & Zoe & Lyssa's story, we also see that life threatening illnesses do damage to more than the victim. They also affect the caregiver. After losing both parents & then having Lyssa diagnosed with leukemia, it's no wonder it damaged Zoe & her abilities to trust.
I loved this book. I was drawn into the story & could really form the characters in my mind. Her descriptions enabled me to draw a picture of the island & its inhabitants. While it took me a while to get into the twin storylines, once I did, I was pulled in.
So sweet and little sad but a HEA
I really enjoyed this book. Zoe and Yeager, both with issues, their story was touching. And the secondary story with Deke and Lissa also sweet.
Look to the Stars
Nothing But Blue Skies by Christie Ridgway is a wonderful romantic story exploring the importance power of love, sisterhood, and community. Zoe Cash loves her life on the island community of Abrigo, off the Southern California coast. She runs a hillside inn, keeps tabs on her sister, is involved in the island community, and is an occasional matchmaker. Yeager Gates, an injured astronaut, escapes to the island to heal and deal with his temporary blindness.
I really enjoyed the manner in which Ms. Ridgway wrote her story around these two characters, yet include another story involving the secondary characters Lyssa, Zoe’s sister, and Deke, Yeager’s friend. It takes the Abrigo community of family and friends in order for Zoe and Yeager to face their fears and realize that falling in love is worth the risk. I highly recommend this book to all readers. I truly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down.