I loved the Shattered Past-Series by Cecy Robson
and I was really looking forward to read this book,
the first one in her new Carolina Beach-Series:
How can you imagine forever with someone who's leaving everything behind?
Callahan, a former army sniper, wants to make an escape from his past and everything he experienced at war, but most of all, just not feel. Feeling leads to pain and he’s suffered enough. When he inherits a house on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, he packs his bags, lured by the peace and seclusion he thinks it will bring. But, Callahan never counted on meeting anyone like Trinity . . .
Trinity has always been the cute, and funny one, who most guys overlook in pursuit of her "hot" friends. She became used to being everyone’s pal, until the day the young man she was attracted to, was drawn to her in return. He became her first great love, and first crushing heartbreak when she found him in bed with one of her closest friends.
To move forward, and to carry out her commitment to helping those in need, Trinity enlists in the Peace Corps, but not before returning to Kiawah for one last memorable summer. She just never imagined it would be so unforgettable.
Callahan doesn’t want to get close to anyone—let alone Trinity. He finds her perkiness insufferable and her attempts to entice a smile distracting. After all, he’s in Kiawah to leave all feelings behind. But when it comes to Trinity, who feels everything, it's hard not to feel something.
Neither expected to fall in love. And no one could have predicted how inseverable they’d become.
Trinity Summer is like a fresh breeze, like a ray of sunshine lighting up the lives of those around her. When she meets Callahan who came to Kiawah to find peace after having served one too many tours as a ranger in Iraq, he tries to ignore her but ignoring Trin when she's on a mission? Boy, that's impossible! With a sweet smile and the persistence of a terrier, she worms her way into his heart. Against a force like Trin, Callahan is powerless and without even knowing how it happened, he finds that he cares for her. A lot.
And I was powerless against her charme either. Trin is cute and funny, making dry obervations that make you read twice and laugh out loud, she is passionate and loving and you can feel how much she gives to those around her.
Callahan starts to open up to Trin and very soon, the two of them are inseverable. But the clock is ticking - soon Trinity will have to leave for the Peace Corps. Will their newfound love be strong enough to get them through this time?
I loved Trinity, well, you can't not love her, actually. Despite knowing that life is not just sunshine and roses, she just makes those around her feel good. She is very compassionate and instinctively knows how to reach out to Callahan. And I was celebrating every sign of a smile with her, every little sign of his surrender. I really liked him and felt with him. He had suffered a lot and I just wanted him to feel better and to heal.
Apart from the lovable and authentic characters, I was fascinated by a wonderful, well written and well plotted story
This was once again a book that made me laugh and cry and smile and sigh - and I loved every single page of it!