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Kristina Beck certainly knows how to deliver one mind boggling story. INTO THIN AIR was definitely not what I expected. The blurb had me intrigued, but the story ...WOW!!!! The story totally blew me away. Ms Beck put in such a brilliant twist into what would have been yet another romance story, she lifted it up to a higher level.
Ellie, a hardworking and dedicated entertainment lawyer, has decided that she needs a break from life, she needs time alone. She finds herself on an island resort, where she just wants to lap up the peace and quiet. Sam, a professional soccer player, has a few hard decisions to make dur to an injury that is keeping him off the playing field. An island resort is the perfect place for him to do this.
Ellie and Sam end up as neighbours. Even though they are there to be alone, something is constantly drawing them to each other. Soon a friendship develops and so much more. It's like they have known each other all of their life, they are so comfortable together and their love just shines brightly. The interactions and banter between them had me laughing at times, especially when they were first getting to know each other. Their time together is idylic ... almost too idyllic. Just when everything appears to be perfect, Ms Beck throws in a killer of a twist ... that's all I'm going to say.
This story was brilliant, perfectly thought out and really had me asking so many questions. Why was their chemistry so strong? Why did there seem to be nothing that they could not do on the island? Can Ellie and Sam take their new found happiness back to the real world, or is it destined to remain a holiday romance?
Not everything is as it appears, there's something else going on ... but what is it? With some awesome support characters of family and friends, this story is thoroughly enjoyable to read. Of course there are the usual antagonists, but they are dealt with in due course. A brilliant book that kept me totally captivated. A highly recommended read.