I love a good romance but this book is so much more, filled with suspense and a gripping story, to say the least. Melissa’s scenic description is so wonderfully written, you can almost smell the dust and feel the blazing Karoo sun on your skin.
The two main characters are Carter from Texas, a former musician, trying to start over in the family oil business; and Lexi going back to her Karoo routes to rebuild her life, after a heart-breaking divorce which left her bankrupt. Their paths cross, at what seems, the worst possible time but as their story unfolds, Melissa keeps you hooked through their journey. Another character that kept me on the edge of my seat was Paul, the best friend/infatuated admirer of Lexi. Don’t want to give too much away, but his story/journey was brilliant too.
This is a must read, 5-star novel and I can’t wait for Melissa’s next one. (So, please hurry…no pressure.)
One more thing, LOVED the music references, Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam, two personal favourites.
Thank you for an awesome read, Melissa A. Volker.
Review first posted on Natasha Alexander’s blog.