Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Military, Revenge, Romance, Suspense
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We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and I carried her off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.
Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.
It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.
I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.
Two damaged people.
The fight of our lives.
We might be broken, but we’re not done.
I was super looking forward to this book, I love books where the main characters are already in a relationship, don’t get me wrong, I love a good meet cute as much as anyone, but when the relationship is already in place it has a tendency to be angsty and I love angst. This book is not at all short on the angst. So obviously the blurb sets it up with two people who have been married for two years and things aren’t going well, so they go on vacation to try and fix things in their marriage or to walk away.
Normally it takes some time for me to feel an emotional connection with the characters in a book, I mean at least a fourth of the way through a book. But here, I felt something for Kat right away, she just seems so broken down, it was hard not to have your heart break a little bit reading about how desperate she was to get her husband back. It’s also really clear from the beginning that these two didn’t really do anything to each other, so there is no real bad guy here, more like life happened, and sometimes that means things get hard. It’s easy to relate to. Kat is not someone who deals with grief, and not long after her marriage starts grief struck, and she coped the only way she knew how to shut down and build walls. Her husband Dane, dealing with his own stuff, let her.
I liked these two, it’s clear that they love each other, even if they are both standing behind some walls. They both have secrets, things they really should have talked to the other one about long before they ever got to this point. I liked that they chose a resort, sometimes away from it all, where they had to disconnect from their lives and really be together. I have to say, I wish the book would have been more about repairing a relationship, and less about another couple showing up on the island and getting in the way. There’s also a pretty significant suspense element in this book, and I don’t think I loved it, I mean I get why they did it, it made Dane reveal the secrets he had been holding in, but I wanted more Kat and Dane time then I wanted suspense if that makes sense. While these two definitely had chemistry and could surely heat up the pages, I didn’t always love it either. I liked the book overall, and I still like Meghan March’s writing style, but I don’t think this book is going to go down as one of my favorites from her, but it was still enjoyable nevertheless.