A forced vacation on the beach. The man who broke her heart. A second chance at love.
Rebecca Holiday's sisters force her to take a two-week vacation on the beach for some much needed rest, but then she runs into the man who broke her heart, the only man she's ever loved. When they decide to spend time together, it's supposed to be closure, but what they discover is a second chance at love.
The Holiday Acres series
Stranded on the Beach (Book 1, Rebecca and Phil)
Stranded in the Snow (Book 2, Olivia and Scott, published in the Snowed-In for Christmas anthology)
Stranded in the Woods (Book 3, Penny and Kent)
Stranded for Christmas (Book 4, Laura and Russ)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A beautiful story of family feuds and young love. Very enjoyable. Loved it.
When Rebecca’s sisters leave her stranded at a forced vacation on the beach, the last thing she thought would happen was she would run into Phil who had broken her young heart. There is a lot of history between their families and Phil’s ultimate reaction to it had been to force her to make an impossible decision and then he just left. Now they have the opportunity to find closure and they begin to work toward that end. However, this closure is looking a lot like involvement and it’s possible that Rebecca’s heart is going to get broken all over again when her vacation is over. This couple reunites with lots of anger and the story has a great enemies to lovers vibe going on. However, it doesn’t take long for them to quickly move into a more comfortable position of friends. I enjoyed watching as they both struggled through their awkwardness at wanting more but knowing that wasn’t what this was about. Rebecca is a heroine who simply isn’t sure what she wants out of life and I could actually understand her because not every woman is meant to have a power career. Some just want to be a wife and mother. It was really kind of nice watching her as she learned to reach for what she wanted. The fact that Phil was the one to help her do that reaching was awesome. He helped to direct her on that path and I do love a hero who recognizes what the heroine needs and sets out to do what they can to help her. There is a bit of angst as they must once more face the past and their decisions from that time as well as the decisions they will make now. The pace of this book is very easy and it can be read within a short afternoon. Rebecca’s and Phil’s chemistry is quite sizzling and interestingly, it is Phil’s additional determination that she take what she needs that helps to ignite the smexy scenes. I am excited about what the rest of these sisters will face as they each find their heroes.
Stranded on the Beach is the first book in the Holiday Acres series and it was a serial novel Noelle Adams wrote to her newsletter's subscribers last summer. The Holiday Acres will tell stories about two families that grow apart because of business decisions their fathers had and that changed all the way these people related. Rebecca and Philip were in love a few years back but since her father took his from the business, the families had a feud and they separated. It was not Rebecca and her sister's fault and once they discovered how wrong their father was they try to make it right. However, Phil and his brothers are having a hard time to forgive and move on. He isolated himself in a beach town trying to forget and move on with his life. Oddly this is the same city that Rebecca is "forced" to have a few days off on vacation. They reunite in an awkward kind of way and their love story is folded so beautifully in the hands of this author. She is generous enough to give us this story for free and it is so great to see these characters in this book. Give it a chance that you will love it!