I love summer fluff beach reading, and I really wanted to like this series. It has potential, but the author tries to make drama where there is no drama. It feels very forced and preachy. Ivy likes Bennett. Benett likes Ivy. Bennett is pretty much perfect. In each chapter Ivy lists what she loves about Bennett (which is pretty much the same thing every time), but E-V-E-R-Y chapter ends with her all up in her head asking ... but is that enough? E-V-E-R-Y chapter. The author works so hard repeating that Ivy is an independent woman working on herself, that it makes me wonder who she is trying to convince- herself or the reader? Then out-of-nowhere we're lectured. While walking on the beach, our heroine's hat flies off. She pauses to reflect that it's ok because it's a straw hat and biodegradable unlike all of the plastic the vacationers bring to the beach and are the cause of our polluted oceans... what the what?? How does this further the plot? It makes Ivy look self-righteous and whiny. But that's ok because the author is going to repeat AGAIN how wonderful and independent Ivy is. I stopped caring if Ivy and Bennett were going to have a happily ever after. In fact, I would tell Bennett to run if I could.