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This was an awesome book, #4 in the South Port Beach series. There are elements of the otherworldly as well as references to Christian living in this book, which I loved. This story features Brooks, an FBI agent, and Serenity, a divorced woman on the run from her abusive ex-husband. Both suffer from PTSD and its effects. As they navigate a new relationship, issues from the past creep into their lives threatening their future. Throw in a search for the Conquistador gold, a crazy billionaire and an ex-husband, and you have an action-packed ending for the 5-star novel. And by the way, Brooks and Serenity find their happily ever after!
Brooks… I just wasn’t prepared for how much I would empathize with and love Mr. Ivy League! He seems so shut off in his siblings romances, but you really get to understand why in his story. It takes a very special lady to capture his heart and Serenity is perfect for the job. Of course, both have ‘issues’ to work through-learning that God is in control and that all things, even (or ESPECIALLY) the really hard things, work together for good. I won’t share all of my favorite parts of the book because #NoSpoilers! And, once again, I have a new favorite in the South Port Beach Romances 😁
This is a really good installment of the series. Brooks has suffered a devastating loss on the job. He lost his partner and let the suspect’s voice into his thoughts. After a demotion he heads to the Inn to take his turn caring for it while his brothers family goes on vacation. Serenity has run from an abusive ex husband that will not leave her alone. She has only a little money but also has her grandfather’s journal telling about the conquistadors gold. She and Brooks take on the quest and run into a lot of problems. Banks is still searching for the gold and the ex husband is still after Serenity. What else can happen? Will they be able to find the gold?
A great story and series! I have loved all of these stories. I am still confused how John got involved with Mr. Banksand how it related to Serenity's mom. I highly doubt that after all the things that John did to Serenity that he would so easily say that he would not pursue her anymore. It's not like he was a boyfriend trying to win her over some competition. I am anxious for more in this series! Thanks
What an intense and exciting adventure. I loved getting to know Serenity as she found her bravery and grew stronger and figured out who she was. I admired Brooks as he overcame his fears, self-doubt, and regrets. I love the entire Strong family and want to get to know them better.
Brooks and Serenity were total opposites except they met when they both were at a desperate time in their lives. She was running from her past, and he wanted to hide from his past. However, together they were unconquerable.
My husband laughed at me, I needed a drink of water, but I was reaching the peak of the action so I was reading as I walked to the fridge and back to the couch... Couldn't Stop, So Good!! Happy sigh, and the wait begins again for the next book in the series.
I was so excited to read book four in this series and it didn't disappoint! This book has a little of everything- mystery, suspense, humor and of course love. I recommend starting with the first book in the series. They are all fantastic!