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Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
Steady Matt, the son who stayed
And rebel Luke, the Marine who thought he'd never return
Meg Fletcher spent her childhood dreaming of escaping Dare Island - her family's home for generations. So after she landed a high-powered job in New York City, she left and never looked back. But when she loses both her job and the support of her long-term, live-in boyfriend, she returns home to lick her wounds and reevaluate her life. Helping out her parents at the family inn, she can't avoid the reminders of the past she'd rather forget - especially charming and successful Sam Grady, her brother's best friend. Their one disastrous night of teenage passion should have forever killed their childhood attraction, but Sam seems determined to reignite those long-buried embers. As Meg discovers the man he's become, she's tempted to open her vulnerable heart to him. But she has no intention of staying on Dare Island - no matter how seductive Sam's embrace might be....
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By Jane on 02-01-14
I wasn’t smiling but it kept my interest
2 ½ stars.
I did not enjoy Meg. I did not enjoy being in her head with her doubts and concerns. She’s irritated at everything. She always wants to get away, to leave. She’s rude.
I did not get to see a relationship develop. They’ve been apart for 18 years. She comes to town and Sam is always there, as if he’s always been in love with her and waiting for her to come back. It was too automatic. I don’t know why he liked her or how he grew to love her. She treated him bad. I did not like the way Meg held a grudge for 18 years. She had a crush on him in high school. One night he was drunk and she seduced him. After that he did not call. She acts like he committed a major crime. It’s not a crime if a guy is not into her. That wasn’t the case. He had different reasons but nothing worth a grudge. I was irritated that Meg kept her anger/grudge going so long - a mountain out of a molehill.
There were two sex scenes. They were short, not much detail, if that matters. The first sex scene happens in a hotel. Afterwards Meg says we have to leave. She didn’t have to leave, but this was the way she acted throughout the story. Apparently she enjoyed it but she stopped it. The reader doesn’t get to enjoy love and pleasure now that they’re together because Meg won’t. It was the story’s emotional vacancy.
The best part was Meg’s wonderful loving family. Family things were more interesting than the Sam-Meg relationship.
The narrator Sophie Eastlake was good for women and general narration, but not men. I did not like her weird male voices.
Genre: contemporary romance
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Equusdreamer on 04-10-16
Is Meg Misunderstood?
I really liked this book, and in love with the series. Meg is a career woman who underneath a prickly exterior is really soft and fuzzy. She is hard working and grew up in a family were the children had to contribute to the family's income. As a result, she develops a strong work ethic and high ambitions. So why all the snark?
I liked Sam a lot too but he definitely played the field when he was younger. In my humble opinion, Meg might have some difficulty being a witness to that, especially in high school. Therefore, trusting Sam maybe an issue for her.
Once again, Sophie Eastlake delivers a great performance. I love her voice and I think she does a great job. I am always happy when I see her narrating!
This series is wonderful and very creditworthy.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful