Saturday, July 16, 2016

My review of Reckless in Laguna by Barbara Ankrum

Becca Howard is a photographer and yacht salesperson who is dealing with finding out the night before that her fiance Steven Whaley is moving to Atlanta with his new girlfriend when she spots her first love Nio Reyes surfing. She hasn't heard from him in 10 years when he left her brokenhearted when he was gone without a word.

As Becca and Steven are both attending the same wedding they agree to pretend that their relationship is still a go in order not to create any drama but when Nio is also at the wedding, tensions arise and secrets are exposed.

Nio Reyes was the gardener's son and never good enough for Becca growing up, no matter how much he loved her. Still in love with her, he returns to Laguna Beach hoping to get a 2nd chance.

But for Nio and Becca there are years of secrets between them that seem to continue to now. As Becca comes to terms with everything from the past and the current she needs to decide if she is wanting real love or if the past is too difficult to get over.

I really enjoyed this novella as it was so engaging right from the beginning. I loved discovering all the secrets and how big they were! I felt so bad for Becca though as she never realized how much Nio truly loved her but how important his family was to him.

I really loved how Nio worked super hard to get to where he thought would be acceptable to Becca's parents although I was also very sad that he felt like he had to do it.

Such a great story!!

4.5 Stars

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