Author: Sherryl Woods
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
About the book: Facing a personal crisis, ambitious and driven Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love.
Wade Johnson fell for Gabi the first time he saw her. It's not the only time he's found himself in the role of knight in shining armor, but Gabi isn't looking for a rescuer. To get her to stay, Wade will need a whole lot of patience and gentle persuasion and maybe the soothing sound of wind chimes on a summer breeze.
My thoughts: WIth this book, the story starts right off and you learn all the 'stuff' that Gabi is having to deal with all at once - she has been forced out of her job - after they found out she was pregnant - and the baby daddy has decided that after five years with Gabi that this is her mistake to handle. So Gabi does what anyone would do - goes home to heal in the arms of her family.
The three sisters are very loyal to one another and actually very level headed despite their absentee father and deceased mother. I think their Grandmother Cora Jane gets a lot of kudos for that. Emily is quite happy with Boone (Sand Castle Bay, Ocean Breeze #1) and would like to see her sisters happy as well. Of course, Cora Jane had to do some meddling in the first book to get things to turn out the way she wanted them too. So when Gabi shows up with her unexpected news, and local widower Wade Johnson has been stopping by since the hurricane just to pick up any news on Gabi, Cora Jane decides they might need some help.
I continue to like this family and how they back each other up, no matter the circumstances. They are not afraid to tell it like it is, but also know when to back off to give their siblings time to process. The third book, Sea Glass Island is due out in June - Can't wait!
~I received a complimentary copy of this book from McAllister PR and Harlequin MIRA in exchange for my unbiased review.~
Publisher/Publication Date: Harlequin MIRA, April 30, 2013