When Leah’s ex-boyfriend Kevin betrays her in a horrifically public way, she leaves town to spend her last summer of college in a place where no one knows who she is, what happened to her, and what she did to make herself so vulnerable.
All she wants is a little peace of mind and some good surfing so she can regroup before returning for her senior year.
After his own tragedy a few years ago, Drew developed an entirely new and unique outlook on life and became a risk-taker, daring and dangerous, everything Leah wanted to avoid.
But a chance encounter forces her to let Drew into her life, little by little, secret by secret. He’s smart, funny, persistent, hot, and makes money in a rather unconventional way.
They share a mutual fascination and attraction, until her past with Kevin complicates her present with Drew, making Leah question her future.
Just as her life seems to be spinning out of control, Leah learns that sometimes you save someone by letting them save you.
I found this book to be a rather comfortable story. I am not saying it was boring, but it lacked the high intensity, drama filled plot that most romance books have today. I am not even sure it was what I would consider romance. It was about two young adults, reclaiming their life after events had impacted their reality.
Leah, a college student who thought she had found the man she was going to marry, was stunned to learn he was not who she thought he was. His actions lead to her being publicly humiliated and needing to leave her home state for the summer to hide out and reestablish herself. She found a job, was by the beach where she could surf and then met Drew.
Drew was a young man, heading down the path to fulfill his goals, when suddenly an accident made him re-evaluate what he was doing. He came out of that with the idea that the meaning of life was wherever you were at that time and what was in your life at that moment. Becoming someone who didn’t need to plan things, he just went with the flow and experienced life at its fullest.
Drew could see that Leah had been hurt, she had her walls up and she was afraid to live. He made it his mission to make sure she learn to breathe, feel good in her own skin again and let down the walls and take risks. He showed her what he did for a living and took her to places she had never been before. They shared stories of their past and eventually made love.
Leah had to decide if she was going to stay with Drew or return to her home state and finish college, but the decision ended up being made for her. This could be considered a love story….I don’t feel either of them made a strong profession of love, but they did appear to be attracted to each other and dedicated to seeing if they had a future. You won’t find the usual drama that comes with books these days. No one made a huge mistake and the other ran, there wasn’t any of the attention seeking drama that we have grown use to. This was two people, taking life a day at a time, no expectations, no demands. Just enjoying each other and the time they found. It was a good book, but if you are looking for intensity, this won’t be your pick. If you want an everyday, down to Earth, comfortable story, then I highly recommend it.
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