I love books with witty banter in them. The intellectual sparring is not only entertaining, but amps up the romantic tension quiet nicely. I anticipated a lot of witty banter from the premise of this book and the plot sounds adorable. The book is very clean, but not really my cup of… soup. The witty banter came across more like verbal onslaughts which were too harsh to create any romantic tension.
The characters were written authentically with genuine problems and interesting backgrounds. I couldn’t reconcile however the two sides of Jack. I kept hoping for a satisfactory explanation for his behavior but was left feeling like the Jack at the end was a completely different person than the jerk through out the book and there was no bridge to connect the change.
“Sea turtles may be endangered but after an encounter with marine biologist, Jack Brandon, nothing will stop Sara Hart from naming her deli, Turtle Soup. When Jack takes a job at the Georgia Aquarium, Sara finds the environmental poster boy at her door, hungry and carrying a chip on his shoulder. Neither thinks the other has what it takes, until a scuba class reveals what lies beneath the surface.”
Author Danielle Thorne
Danielle Thorne is the author of classic romance and adventure in several genres. She loves Jane Austen, pirates, beaches, cookies, antiques, cats, dogs, and long naps. She does not like phone calls or sushi. A graduate of Ricks College and BYU-Idaho, Danielle saw early work published by Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, and… you get the idea. Besides writing, she’s edited for both Solstice and Desert Breeze Publishing. Her growing blog, The Balanced Writer, focuses on writing, life, and the pursuit of peace and happiness. Currently, Danielle freelances as a non-fiction author, copywriter, and editor, while waiting to hear from readers like you through her website. During free time, which means when Netflix is down, she combs through feedback and offers virtual hugs for reviews. Her next historical romance is coming soon.
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