This was a complete surprise as I'm not usually one for the Harlequin's but FIRST COMES TWINS piqued my interest for several reasons. To start with it contains two of my favourite romance tropes; that of the tortured hero and reacquainted lovers. It also takes place on a small island which is where I live. The island here is Mirabelle and it has been so well explored that it almost becomes a character within its own right, filled with lighthouses, beaches and a fascinating group of islanders each with their small town idiosyncrasies and problems.
Helen Brenna has written a sweet love story here, full of longing, heart tugging regrets, reacquainted families and healing. She's also done a wonderful job covering PTSD and the loss of a limb without making her hero a cripple. Speaking of Noah, what a great character; just tormented and damaged enough that you can't help but fall a bit in love as we watch him face his first love again and begin to heal.
Photojournalist Noah Bennett has come back to Mirabelle Island to recover after losing his leg covering yet another war zone. Ironically it's the island and its inhabitants that has kept him running all these years but he`s never been able to forget it. Now under deadline to finish his latest book and suffering from post traumatic stress as well as phantom leg pains, he's shutting down and grabbing the bottle.
Sophie can't believe Noah is back on `her' island. How dare he return after leaving her heartbroken all those years ago? Sure she married his older brother soon after but he's gone now too, leaving her a widow with teenaged twins and a hotel to run. It's hard to stay mad at the shell of a man that's come back though and Sophie reasons that the sooner she helps him recover the sooner he'll leave Mirabelle. She just hopes its before he breaks both of their hearts. Cheers
- Mass Market Paperback: 251 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Books (11 August 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 037371582X
- ISBN-13: 978-0373715824
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.4 x 16.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
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