Horror fiction writer Emily Harris just wants to be left alone with her work. But plagued by writer's block, she reluctantly agrees to join her friends at their luxurious beach house for the summer. Maybe a change of scenery will inspire her.
Local housekeeper Beck Reynolds keeps her life simple—saving for a boat and avoiding the town bullies while she attends art classes. Meeting successful but prickly Emily leaves her feeling awestruck, and she wants to make a good impression, even though Emily seems determined to run her off. But Beck’s not the one who is just visiting.
Emily knows all about loss, and guilt, and rejection. Opening her heart has always gotten her hurt, and she’s absolutely not letting anyone in, even someone good, or good-looking, like Beck.
Different but worth the read
I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. The internal struggle the main character goes through is infuriating and heartbreaking. This book explains that lessons aren’t easily learned and love is hard won. Mistake after mistake builds in a circular fashion until an outside individual makes an unwanted choice forcing the main character’s hand. In an effort to right the wrong, she proves she can finally jump off the track of despair she is attached to. Poignant, difficult, intense, and real! This book was really hard to read until it wasn’t. In the end, everything falls into place in the most perfect way, making for a novel that really stands out from the crowd.