by Lorelie Brown
Released: July 1 2014
Series: Pacific Blue #1
Published by Signet
“It takes a while for progress to be made, but I did enjoy the details that the author had of pro surfing. You can definitely tell that research was done.”
~ Under the Covers
I picked this book up on a total whim, thinking it might warm me up after all this snow around me. I’m glad that I did because it was an interesting read by an author that I don’t have very much experience with. This series by Lorelie Brown is all about surfing and the beach.
The main hero, Tanner, is a pro surfer who has returned to California. With that, he is bombarded with his past and a pain reminder about his dead father. He holds his grudge for a long time so his personality is a little more on the intense and quiet side. I enjoyed watching him come out of his shell a little bit, but I wasn’t so keen on his internal conflict. I don’t want to mention what it is his father did exactly here, but it didn’t sit well with me. And I wasn’t so interested to see that it was used as the main conflict here.
The chemistry between Tanner and the heroine, Avalon is quite strained to be honest. They haven’t seen each other in a long time plus there’s also their age difference. It takes a while for progress to be made, but I did enjoy the details that the author had of pro surfing. You can definitely tell that research was done.
The writing was another concern for me. I liked it, but sometimes I felt like the descriptions were a little too themed to the concept of the series. I get that the author wants to integrate beachy themes into the book since it’s about surfing, but I felt like some of them were a little over the top and frankly, a little awkward in some cases. Nevertheless, I will be continuing on with the next book in the series.
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