A charming adventurer. A pragmatic paleontologist. A hundred–million–year–old treasure buried in the Australian outback.
The last person Gemma Stephens expects to meet in the tiny, remote, opal–mining town of Rainbow Cliffs is Jamie Coltrane, her university boyfriend who chose his past over their potential future. Now, seven years later, he is the only obstacle between her and the goal she has been pursuing tirelessly since he left. The goal that means everything for her future and that of her six–year–old son, the son Jamie doesn't know is his.
Jamie has long outgrown the wanderlust that caused him to leave Gemma, and he and his father have settled into Rainbow Cliffs, making a living out of opal mining and running the only accommodation in town. But now a big find – a once–in–a–lifetime find – has opened up opportunities that Jamie never thought possible. Opportunities that mean everything for his father and himself.
Fate may have thrown them back together, but this is no happy reunion. There is only one fossil, and there can be only one winner in this battle between preservation and prosperity. Gemma and Jamie may have the chance to find true love – or be torn apart, this time forever.
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Jamie and Gemma meet in the Outback of Australia in the midst of mining for opals and hunting for natural treasures. Enjoyed the Australian setting and the interaction with between these characters. Ebook from Netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
Falling in Love Again, Marilyn Forsyth Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, Well, I love a second chance romance and was really looking forward to this. sadly though it was an OK read, its wasn't the Gem I'd hoped for..... Jamie, fiercely devoted to his dad, he feels he owes him so much. Its just been the two of them struggling through life for so long, and his dad's adorable but a bit of an adventurer, and Jamie's grown up moving from one scheme to the next. He's at Uni/College when he meets and falls in love with Gem. then his dad comes up with a new moneymaking scheme and he's off again. Gem was devastated when he left, thought they were in for a happy ever after. I really liked Jamie, so loyal to his dad, hard working, loving and it was hard to see why he just left Gem, it seemed so out of character after the way they were together. He's such a happy man, so close to his dad, respected by the others in his community, and he just seems to have a streak of fun and lighthearted-ness running through him - except when he doesn't, when he's challenged and then I found his readiness to settle everything with a fight a bit unnerving. That's not a good move and happens more than once, made me feel that perhaps he could be a dangerous man, not the sunny guy he seems, and as a woman I'd be wary of someone so ready to use his fists. There are times here when its simply not necessary, unwarranted, he knows Gem doesn't like it but does it anyway. #Redflag Its a big flaw but the only one I see in him and not one that's irredeemable, just a proceed with caution warning. Gem, well....I just didn't like her and that coloured the whole book for me. She was pregnant when Jamie left, but he didn't know, and she didn't tell him. To be fair she was probably shocked having only just found out, but she soon took other roads, didn't attempt to find him and let him know, and that was unfair and manipulative of her I felt. She continues in that streak when she meets Jamie. She's shocked to see him, but soon is being (IMO) very judgmental of him for wanting to make the most of his find. She has other plans for it, she calls him mercenary and yet she wants it so that she can secure a better position at work, so a little two faced of her. She takes - or at least thinks of and starts - other positions that add to that manipulative feeling I get from her. The romance is OK, the setting a fun one, and some of the secondary characters interesting, but overall it was just an OK read for me, mainly as I didn't take to Gem, and found the hate to love part of the story too easily resolved. Stars: 2.5 to 3. Its an OK read but not liking Gem really made it hard for me to root for the romance.. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers