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Forty-year-old New Yorker, Eva turns up in Key Largo after her husband announces he wants a divorce. With settlement money to spend, Eva purchases a run-down motel on the water. With rehabbing skills and a bit of cash, Eva hires Mike as her contractor. To start with they get off on the wrong foot, but over time, they become friends and they toil together with a small team, to bring the motel back to life. And the ex-husband, Dennis decides to turn up, hoping for a second chance with Eva. Widower and father of one, Mike is attracted to Eva, but she resists his overtures, after being hurt by her ex-husband. She doesn't know what to think about Dennis being around. By the time it is hurricane season, the motel is open and operating, but Mike is off up the coast for the Summer, leaving Eva to run things. But a quickly developing storm is on the way and Eva is trapped in Key Largo with rising flood waters. A storm that might just bring these two to their senses. An entertaining read.
The general gist of this story is nice; a lady gets divorced and moves to a coastal area to have a last chance at fixing a place up and at love.
The story is very feel good and flows nicely but I felt at times the language used was poor which led to me not empathising with the characters.
This was mostly felt toward the end of the novel, initially when Eva was knocked out, and the author simply writes that Eva had a cut to the head but didn't know because she was unconscious. This should have been scary terrifying news for the reader, but I didn't feel any emotion because of the choice of phrasing used. The second time was when Jenny's dad was in the boat in the storm and the author just writes that he nearly dies. A bit more detail, suspense and actual story telling would have been nice here.
There is also a rather seedy scene where Eva and Jenny's dad almost have intercourse outside his mother's house whilst his daughter awaits his return from just popping outside to get something from the car. This erotic scene is unnecessary and unrealistic and consequently demonstrates naivety on the part of the author.
Overall a simple plot with simple language disappointingly executed.
The latest offering from Miss Abigail. A romance with a feel good factor.perfect for a rainy day curled up book in one handbook chocolate in the other. Believable interesting characters set in key west. A new departure for this writer and one worth investing in.more please miss Abigail.