Sunny O’Hara and Sven Larsen fell in love on the Caribbean Island of St. Barts.
But now they’ve moved to Los Angeles where the actor is working on a new movie. Sunny is at loose ends, trying to fit into his life but also establish one of her own.
Then something happens which will change everything . . .
Read on for my thoughts on Back to St. Barts. No true spoilers, promise.
Sunny and Sven’s romance has been a joy to read. After the horrendous events of the previous novel, it was my hope that when our couple flew off to Los Angeles to live there together it would be a good thing for them. Sadly it was a good thing for Sven – not so much for Sunny.
Sunny is a nester. She wants a home, a family a life with Sven. She has no troubles arranging his apartment, taking care of the details of his crazy life, even going to the fancy dress up events is something she is willing to do for him because she loves him. And she believes this craziness is temporary. Soon they will buy their own home and settle in to make that first entry in the journal that Sven gave her a reality. 1. Make babies. … right.
Once back in Los Angeles Sven is turning back into the insecure actor he always was and starting to behave badly. Even though Sunny is at his side, taking care of his every need and asking for very little in return – he’s still not onboard with this whole “in love” thing. He lavished attention on Sunny in their sexual encounters – but the rest of the time, he’s off doing his Hollywood actor thing. Which includes cheating. Oh, he doesn’t see it as cheating and Sunny will see his infidelities as her fault for not “being enough” for him.
Then that “something happens” – and if you’ll look at the book cover photo, well I don’t think you’ll have a difficult time figuring out that that something is..
Part of me wanted to rage at Sven for being so stupid. Another part wanted to shake Sunny for being so accepting and not standing up for herself. In the end what I felt most was simply sad. Love is rarely perfect, but after what these two have gone through it is simply sad to see their relationship come to this.
It is never my intent to give away anything with spoilers so I would strongly suggest you pick up the next installment of the series. St. Barts to read the sad tale.
Back to St. Barts did end on a cliffhanger which will lead to the next novel in the series and the conclusion to events started in this one. I enjoyed the story very much and understand that life happens even to our fictional heroes. I would recommend this one for any reader who loves a continuation story type of series. And who loves a good story with the hopes of a happy ever after eventually.
*I received an e-ARC of Back to St. Barts from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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