This new heartwarming contemporary romance takes place in the Florida Keys and promises romance/passion, and plenty of adventure.
Cardiac surgeon, Sean Flannigan, lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla's compassion find a crack in Sean's armor? Sometimes love isn't enough to heal a wounded heart.
©2016 Patricia Wilton (P)2016 Patricia Wilton
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"A good listen"
I thought this was a well written story for the first book in this series. I loved Kayla and Sean's story which was full of so much pain and lose. Sean has lost his whole family as he pulls into his self not letting anyone in. Kayla has been where Sean is now and does her best to pull him out of his shell. It is really a conflict of wanting to help and running away. Sean does open up but still is unwilling to give of his self.
I thought Ms. Vail did a good job she put emotions into the listen. I didn’t care for some of her voices but for the most part they were good. At times she sounds robotic more so in one character voice than the others. There was only one place where I am sure she took a break the volume went from low to higher. If she took any other breaks I could not tell. There were no background noise and really was a nice listen.
This does have a good plot with a story inside a story however part of the plot is a very touchy subject for a lot of Americans. I did like the characters I understood it must be kind of boring there with not much to do so I could relate to the sister. It does make a wonderful get away to hide in why you face your problems and getting over your pain. I thought Kayla forgive Sean a little too easy 6 months is a long time. The author gave a very touching read with a very vivid picture of what paradise look like that I so wanted to go join them. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of this series has in store for us.
"Such a sweet and fun read, except a few tearful mo"
I love listening to books as I drive, this book had me laughing out loud and caused a few tears. If I am not driving I like to use the whisper sync and read and listen at the same time. I don't necessarily think one is better than the other, I just love having books available on audible.
The sisters and their mother are so much fun together. Sean and Kayla's love story is so sweet, overcoming some pretty difficult things to be together.
Ms. Vail's voice is very smooth and enjoyable to listen to.
Can paradise heal a broken heart?
This is a feel good book that is really enjoyable, with a bit of heartache. Sean's background is heartbreaking, his sweet little girl, Sarah, died of cancer. As a doctor, he couldn't make her better and he blamed himself. He was a shell of a man when he came to paradise cove. When he met Kayla he was rude and dismissive. However, Kayla saw the pain in Sean and since she knew a bit about pain of loss, she was determined to be kind to him. Kayla accepts Sean's offer of just a physical relationship, she won't get emotionally involved with this man...until her heart has other plans.
This story is about Sean finding he isn't a shell of a man, that he deserves happiness. The question becomes can he find that happiness with Kayla? This book is funny, sweet and so enjoyable. Fantastic beach read or listen to it on audible. Totally loved it, the sisters are so much fun, This is a fun, feel-good read (once you get past Sean's issues.) Can't wait to read the next in the series.
I was given this audible book in exchange for an honest review.
I loved the ending. It was well worth the time to listen. It kept getting more interesting as the chapters kept melting away taking me deeper into the life of the characters.
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Paradise series written by Patrice Wilton and narrated by Cynthia Vail. Sean Flannigan is a cardiac surgeon, his heart has been broken since he lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. With Kayla’s help Sean’s heart is slowly healing.
The narrator Cynthia Vail did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
"A Fun Read with a few tears"
I enjoyed the story. There were a few edit errors but nothing to take away from the story. The narrator did OK her voice was little musical but not annoying. This is a sweet fun read with a few tearful moments tossed in there.
"Good story but...."
The storyline was good, but the writing was a bit simplistic. Conversations seemed uninspired. The narrator had a nice voice but her elocution was too dramatic for any one over 6 years old. She did a great job in distinguishing voices. I did, however, fall in love with Paradise Cove.
I tried to like this book. Really. The premise was not bad. But, there were too many inconsistencies. The Cuban family barely speaks or understands English is fluent in a matter of a week or two. And, here's a big one...there are three daughters and their mother running the resort. I lost count of how many times they were referred to as the "three women". Um. I count four! And the back and forth and back and forth and waffling of the main characters. She loves him. No she doesn't. He loves her. No he doesn't. He's leaving. No he's not. She wants him to stay. Please go. I couldn't stand it.
And, I have to add, this was some of the worst narration I've heard from Audible. Her sing-song voice with no emphasis, terrible inconsistent accents, and mispronunciations. Ugh. It's canapés - not "canopies". "Mothers and sisters"? How many mothers does the character have? And "taking care of" instead of "taken care of"? Oh, and, the stent that hadn't "stood up", rather than "held up". I guess that was an editing error there.
I'm not going to be reading or listening to the others in this series.
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