Mila Quinn is ready to finally move out of the college dorms into an apartment with her longtime boyfriend, Ethan Lowe. But when Ethan reveals a big secret, her world is suddenly turned upside down, stirring up old memories of love and loss. Completely torn apart, she boards a plane to Hawaii to escape for the summer.
Even though Mila wants to spend her time in paradise in isolation, fate has other plans when it drops sexy local Gage Madden in her lap. Hesitant at first, she agrees to let him take the reins on her island exploration. As Mila discovers the wonders of Oahu with Gage, it becomes harder for her to fight the budding attraction between them.
But behind the curtain of island adventures and undeniable chemistry, trouble is brewing where Mila least expects it. Secrets begin to bubble to the surface that could destroy her all over again. Will Mila find her paradise? Or will she leave Hawaii with another broken heart?
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I read this book via #QuirkyBlindDateWithABook This story is so good. I was captivated from the first page and wanting more of the secondary characters. Hell I want more of Mila and Gage. This is a quick read, I could have read it in one sitting if I had the time. This book gave me the feels. I was happy and sad at times. I felt the emotions the characters were feeling. The emotions jumped off the pages. I look forward to reading many more books by this author! I felt like I was in Hawaii while reading this book, ( A good feeling since I am in Montana and its been freezing here) The photography in the storyline was amazing, i felt like I was the one taking the pictures. I dream to one day go there.
Received an ARC for voluntary review for netgalley. Felt sorry for Mila she had such a difficult life, not only did she lose here parents early on in life, but then she discovers that her boyfriend of many years whom she thinks she is moving with has been cheating on her and is about to have a baby. She goes to Hawaii broken and meets Gage but she is not ready for a romance yet. She starts putting her life together with the help her family and also Gage who keeps coming around, she finally gives him a chance only to find out he lied to her and it is a heartbreaking betrayal. I have to say there were times I did want to slap her when she was considering giving Ethan a chance.. what???!!! Anyway you end up loving her cousin Baylee, and her aunt. I am glad that she had her HEA after all. But I will not categorize this as a sweet love story as others have'