Ghosts of St. Barts by Emme Cross

Ghosts of St. BartsTitle:  Ghosts of St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts #5
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 30, 2015
Publisher:  Joffe Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sunny and Sven should be blissfully happy. His acting career is booming; they have a beautiful baby daughter and are planning to spend time in Oslo to be near Sven’s family.

But the death of a dear friend brings back traumatic memories for Sunny. Can their relationship survive the ghosts from the past?

Grief, trauma . . . and reconciliation, how do you escape your history?

Read on for my thoughts on Ghosts of St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

The entire St. Barts series has been such a whirlwind of events and emotions for Sunny and Sven… and for us as well.  The things that this couple have gone through in their time together has been simply amazing.  Yet, they have survived together and now have a beautiful precious daughter to love and nurture.

Still the past rarely stays where it belongs for long.  The death of a man who had become a vital part of Sven’s life will rock them and bring back painful memories that need to be dealt with.

In previous novels we have heard of the woman in Sven’s past, the one who was closer to him than anyone.  Now it’s her time to return and try to rekindle what she and Sven once had.. or at least try.

And it’s once again up to Sunny to find a path through the trauma, the past and hold onto her family no matter what.

I loved returning to St. Barts and Sunny and Sven’s story.  Ghost of St. Barts is a powerful tale and the next step in this couple’s journey.  Nothing is as it seems on the surface and once more they will fight for their love to remain strong against odds that will seem unsurmountable.

If you are new to this series, I wish I could say to you.. dive right in and enjoy — but I cannot.  The St. Barts series follows Sunny and Sven from their beginning and that is how this series needs to be read – from the first onwards.  If you don’t you will miss bits and pieces that taken out of context might not seem important, but they are, everything this couple has gone through has brought them to this moment.  You would be denying yourself an amazing journey with them if you don’t go back to their beginnings.

Once again Ms Cross has given us an engaging tale of two lovers who seem to constantly have to fight to keep their love intact.  And that’s life isn’t it?  I would highly recommend Ghosts of St. Barts to anyone who lives a good, detailed and emotionally involved love story.  And now I’m off to read the next story in the series.

*I received an e-ARC of Ghosts of St. Barts from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Available for the Kindle (and right now, for the Kindle Unlimited plan as well)