EternalSeries: Carolina Beach #2
by Cecy Robson
Published by Self Published on October 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
After months of bad luck and even worse men, Luciana Diaz just wants to crawl under the covers and forget the year ever happened. Her friend has other plans, convincing Luci to attend a New Year’s Eve party on the affluent shores of Kiawah Island.
Luci never expected to have fun. She also never expected to wake up with a man she just met, or for this man to be the new attorney at her firm.
Landon Summers is done with drama. After an ugly separation and even worse divorce, he has no desire to jump into another relationship.
When his sister Trinity drags him to a New Year’s Eve party, he doesn’t plan to stay long. One drink, a few hellos, and he’s out. Until he meets Luci, the first person in months to draw his smile and incite his passion.
Neither Luci nor Landon planned on each other, and they definitely didn’t plan on love. But the New Year means a fresh start, and eternal possibilities neither could deny .
Ever pick up a book, start reading it and never want it to end? Oh, yeeaaaah… But we usually only get a few of those in our lifetime and they sure are hard to find. But when they happen… MAGIC.
I have a small confession to make before I get knee deep into this review. I hadn’t planned on reading this story. WHAT the ever loving?!?!?! I know, right? I freakin’ designed the cover for Ms. Robson, I do a lot of graphic work for her, I freakin’ love the woman!! But I’m trying to step back from reading her stories because honestly, I don’t think anyone is going to believe my reviews of her stories anymore, despite the fact I’d been reading her long before I had the pleasure of slaving, err, working for her. But then I received the eARC, felt that ever present ARC-guilt I know YOU know what I’m talking about, and sat & read this in one long day.
Eternal is book two in Ms. Robson’s Carolina Beach series. It focuses on Landon, Trinity’s older brother. Raised with the same values as Trinity, he focuses his charity on girls who needed saving. Landon’s heart was in the right place, his execution totally sucked. Landon ends up bitter, hurt, and closed off after a nasty divorce from the ‘woman’ he tried to save.
Practically dragged out of his house by his long shaggy hair, Landon attends a big New Year’s Eve party thrown by his sister’s best friend. His hell-bent on not meeting anyone until he, well, meets someone.
If you don’t believe in love at first sight, you won’t like this romance. If you don’t believe in insta-chemistry, you won’t enjoy this romance. If you love to fester in a pit of despair and angst, you won’t like this romance. I’m a generally happy person so I was totally captivated by the story and its tropes (some of my favorites, as a matter of fact).
First, you have a darling heroine in Luciana (Luci) who has given up on trying to have a personal life while working hard on her career as an office manager of successful law firm. She’s beautiful in her own insecure way. Her insecurity comes from being thoughtlessly abandoned as a toddler by her mother.
Second, there’s almost perfect Landon. You’d think he’d be the perfect hero of the story but as it turned out, at least for me, he was a guy in need of some serious help with women. He wasn’t just flawed; I could let that pass. As the story went on, he started to really piss me off.
It was a good pissed-off, though (bet you didn’t know there was such a thing, right?). It made the ending that much sweeter.
And yes, this romance may be a little sugary but Ms. Robson definitely didn’t hold back on the hotness. Phew… those first couple of days together!
Of course there’s a plot and it’s fully developed. The story is one I could relate loosely to personally so that kept me engaged in the story.
If you need a break from life and you’re thinking a true romance with all the bells and whistles is what you need, I think Eternal is the book you’ll want to have handy for when the need arises. But then, don’t take my word for it, make sure you read more reviews…
I wouldn’t believe me either 😉