Title: Island Dreams (Wildflower B&B Romance #2)
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mountain Brook INK
Note: I had the privilege of being a final proofreader for this wonderful book and I am writing my honest opinion of the story.
About the book:
Piper Hunt arrives on Wildflower Island to develop family property into an upscale resort knowing this may be her last chance to prove her worth to her father. With grandiose ideas, she soon finds herself at odds with adjoining property owner, Chase Grayson. As she begins to appreciate the simplicity of the island, she struggle to maintain balance between her father’s wishes, preserving the natural beauty of the island, and her attraction for Chase.
Chase Grayson values the pace and quiet of Wildflower Island. That serenity is threatened when Piper Hunt discloses her plans to develop an upscale resort that not only butts up to his property, but will turn the island into a busy tourist destination. In fighting her plans, he also finds himself fighting his attraction to her. If he doesn’t stop her plans for the resort, his life will be altered forever. If he succeeds, it means he will never see her again. Can he live with either choice?
This is a sweet contemporary romance.
I love both of the main characters in this story, Piper Hunt and Chase Grayson. They are both incredibly well developed. They each have a lot of strengths in their jobs and work relationships. But they both have weaknesses in their personal lives and relationships. In other words they are completely realistic and human.
They are both holding a number of past wounds within that are affecting them in decision making and the ability to trust others. They are very afraid of being wounded again and it hampers their relationships on a personal level.
It is wonderful to see how they begin to open up and express themselves, becoming vulnerable in the process. Then they have to learn how to work through those wounds and find healing before their relationship can grow and develop.
It was a lot of fun to read about what is going on in the lives of Zoe Griffin and Nick Jackson, the main characters from book 1 of this series. I thoroughly enjoy reading series set up like this because I can really start to feel like the characters are friends of mine since I feel like I’m part of their ongoing lives. I hope there are many more books in this series.