Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Review: Saving Miss Everly by Sally Britton

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it


Pretending she's her twin gets complicated when Hope is shipwrecked with a handsome castaway. When rescue comes, will she risk her heart to confess the truth or will they part forever?

Pretending to be her sister, Hope Everly finds an adventure at last. The Caribbean's warm waters and tropical islands fulfill nearly all her dreams. When an excursion to visit another island with a naturalist expedition is interrupted by a storm, Hope is stranded on a desert island where she and her fellow castaways are dependent on a handsome stranger for their survival.

Alejandro Córdoba, trapped and alone on the island long enough to give up all dreams of rescue, knows nothing of what has become of his war-torn homeland or his family. When he finds the beautiful Miss Everly washed up on the shore, along with her companions, he does not know if their arrival is a blessing or a curse.

Hope's behavior, acting one way with Alejandro and another with her friends, further confuses things when they begin to fall in love. If rescue ever comes, will telling Alejandro the truth mean losing him forever?

My Review

Marooned on a tropical island is not the setting or plot I expected when I picked up this Regency romance, but the author took me to a place and situation outside the norm and it was all the more interesting because of it. While most of Hope's companions try to maintain society's manners and strictures, Hope's more adventurous spirit embraces the situation and appreciates the freedom and connection she feels with Alejandro. I didn't get the best impression of Hope in the previous book, Saving Grace, so it was nice to be able to get inside her head and see what is driving her impetuousness. I think Alejandro is the perfect match for her, and their unusual "courtship" fits their standout personalities. I was satisfied with the way their relationship difficulties resolved in the end, when it didn't seem like a happily ever after was possible. I recommend reading this series in order (although they could be read as stand alones) and I can't wait for the next one!

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

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