The Honeymooner by Melanie Summers
Published August 1, 2018
Paperback, 244 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4.5/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & Indigo Group, I received an eARC)
From bestselling author Melanie Summers comes the wickedly funny, ridiculously romantic spinoff of her highly-acclaimed Crown Jewels Series…
Twenty-nine-year-old workaholic Libby Dewitt lives by the motto ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ She’s finally about to start her dream life with her steady-as-a-rock fiancé, Richard Tomy. Together, they’re the perfect power couple—right down to the fact that he’s agreed to use their honeymoon to help further her career in mergers and acquisitions. But ten minutes before the wedding, her dreams dissolve via text message.
Devastated and humiliated, Libby escapes to Paradise Bay alone. She’s got two goals for her trip: to devise a plan to get Richard back and to convince resort owner Harrison Banks to sell his property to her company. Unfortunately, when she arrives, she discovers that tall, dark, and built, Harrison is not about to make anything easy for her.
Instead, he derails her plans while at the same time, bringing out a side of Libby she’s kept carefully tucked away—a carefree, adrenaline junkie. After a few days together, Harrison’s got her wondering if the life she always wanted was meant for some other girl. Suddenly, Libby must decide which version of herself she wants to be.
Will she go back to her comfortable, safe life, or risk everything to be with the only man who’s ever made her feel truly alive?
This was my first read by this best-selling author, now I’m obsessed and want to read all her books. The whole jilted bride plot-line was done with a great deal of originality. The fact that she felt like she lost her “rock” in life and was in such denial made her an extremely relatable character.
Libby was such a fun main character to follow. She was type A all the way and being left at the alter was exactly what she needed to let loose and let go. I don’t have much to say about Harrison except for the fact that I absolutely loved him. Even through all his stubbornness, he manages to show you what a great person he is. I wish we had a lot more of Alice, but hey maybe we will get another book just about her.
I thought this one was a quick and fun contemporary read. I loved every minute of it, and wish it never had to end. I’m so glad there is more to this series.I feel like this one would be a great beach or vacation read. You really don’t need any excuse to pick this one up, I highly recommend it.