CC and JL have two sweet, fast paced, humorous and entertaining stories that start off this series. I am going to put my thoughts on top and then the blurbs and how to purchase/find these books are below!
Two books, one pact. Each book reads as a standalone, but both refer to a pact that a group of girls made at a camp one summer. I love that the covers compliment each other and are flirty and sweet with some fantastic shoes!
The Resilient One by Cami Checketts is a bit romance, a bit suspense/thriller and 100% fantastic. All the characters are well-developed and as always I enjoyed everyone (though I must say the grandmother is a firecracker and held a special place in my heart). If you have read anything from CC before you know that she has a knack for creating such interesting villains and this book is no exception...I do believe that in this case we have a villain that EVERYONE will dislike. Jerk. I am pretty sure I cheered near the end over a certain restaurant scene!
The Passionate One by Jeanette Lewis is a fun read that actually takes on the relationship of the creator of the pact. I thought the way JL developed the characters was fascinating. I loved Matt and many times agreed with the family and friends that told him to move on (I know I know!, but seriously read the book and see how she sometimes treats Matt). I thought Erin was delightful at times and incredibly selfish at times. I enjoyed the introduction and use of Brennan Avery (maybe he can connect with another friend from camp?!?!? because he seems like a sweetheart). By the end of the book I was very happy for the endings that took place.
Another component that both of these stories utilized is an artistic slant for the characters. I enjoyed reading about glass making and would love to find a place that does classes (even if just for a little yellow flower!) and the descriptions of some of Alyssa's photographs sound so emotionally appealing. I enjoyed these two books and the premise connecting them greatly and look forward to more of the girls stories!
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*
Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made as a teenager to avoid getting her bra hung from the camp flagpole. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui.
She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh fish--until Beckham Taylor arrives. Stuck in the same hotel and spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star wouldn't be all that bad except Alyssa's done something in the past that Beckham could never forgive. Before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of a well-known magazine. Alyssa must overcome her fears or live without Beckham.
Available now for only $2.99 - Amazon or free for Prime and KOLL members.
The Passionate One by Jeanette Lewis
As the creator of the Billionaire Bride Pact, Erin Parker is determined to see it through. And now that wealthy, gorgeous Brennan Avery has been cast as her costar in a play destined for Broadway, things couldn’t be better. But Erin’s best friend, Matt Walters, isn’t ready to give up on her. He has a plan to escape the friend zone and prove to Erin that there are more important things than money and fame.
Available now for only $2.99 or free for Prime members - Amazon