Saturday, July 4, 2015
Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Vanessa Moran fell in love and lost her virginity but not to the same boy. Pregnant, desperate, and humiliated, she fled friends and family and Whisper Beach, New Jersey, never breathing a word about her secret to anyone. She hasn’t been back since. Now a professional Manhattan organizer, she returns to the funeral of her best friend’s husband. She intends on just paying her respects and leaving—though she can’t deny she also wants the town to see how far she’s come as a successful business woman. But her plans to make this a short visit fall by the wayside when her girlfriends have other ideas.
Dorie, the owner of the pier’s Blue Crab Restaurant where Van and her friends worked as teenagers, needs help. Dorie’s roving husband spends every penny they make and now their restaurant is failing.
Joe, the boy Van left behind without an explanation, has never stopped loving her. While he’s wary of getting hurt again, he also can’t help wondering what would happen if they took up where they left off.
As the summer progresses and the restaurant takes on a new look, trouble comes from unexpected sources. For Van, this summer will test the meaning of friendship and trust—and how far love can bend before it breaks.
A story of friends reuniting and facing issues from the past and present. Van returns to Whisper Beach to attend a funeral and to heal from a broken relationship. Seeing her boyfriend with someone else has hurt her deeply. Things happen during her visit that bring an array of emotions. Easily drawn into the story I quickly lost time in reading this delightful book. I was, however, somewhat disappointed the way the ending was wrapped up so fast.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, the characters are likeable, the setting is fun, and the experiences are heart felt.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.