by Virginia Kantra
Released: March 4th 2014
Series: Dare Island #3
Published by Berkley
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
“If you are looking for a sweet summer read, then look no further than the Dare Island series.”
~ Under the Covers
From the very first book we meet Taylor. She’s a cute 10 year old who has gone through a lot. First her mom dies and then she is sent off to live with her father’s family, whom she never met because he didn’t know she existed. Add to that the fact he’s a Marine and just drops her off at his parents house and you can’t help but fall in love with Taylor and hope for a good ending for her.
CAROLINA MAN is that book. Her father Luke finally comes home and is trying to connect with the daughter he never knew he had with his high school girlfriend. While dealing with custody battles with his baby momma’s parents, he has an immediate connection with the lawyer handling the estate, Kate.
What a sweet story this is! I find that I love every installment in this series because they are full of heart and family. If you are looking for a sweet summer read, then look no further than the Dare Island series. This book touches on some deeper and more emotional subjects with both Kate and Taylor, and I think the author did a wonderful job at keeping the respect for the subject while not letting it bring down the story into angsty territory.
You gotta love a hot Marine hero and Luke is a great example of that. He’s a possessive man, he can be intense at times, and he’s also trying to find his place in the world. What his next step is now that he has the responsibility of a child. I loved seeing that as well as his relationship with Taylor develop in this book.
Then there’s him and Kate. Yeah, sexy! These two were so good together and I think the progression of the story between them was perfect. Kate’s defenses slowly breaking down not just because of Luke but his family as well. There is something sweet and magical about that small town setting, and this definitely had that!
I’m anxious to get to the next book although it’ll be the last one I need to read to get caught up. But I can’t wait for more from this town!
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