Book 2 in the Stranded in Paradise series is full of surprises! Some good and some not so much! Lindsay Marie Miller can write a story that draws a reader right in. Sometimes a reader wants to be the main character but I am reserving that idea for the happily ever after that is sure to come…right? Please.
The ending of Island Smile leaves everyone, characters and readers alike, wondering what is going to happen! Who will survive the island?! HOW will they survive?! Does anyone ever really die on the island?
Remember this series is set in the 1900’s so men and women were still learning that women could do more than just look pretty. Elaine and Louisa are girl power for sure! I loved the characters in this story so much better than in book one. Elaine seemed a little unsettled, I believe I said bi-polar, during Jungle Eyes. This story has her level headed and determined. I like this version of her better. Henry, her husband, is the protective, loving husband he should be. A little full of rage but really I do not blame him one bit. I also love the character of Louisa, Henry’s sister. We met her in book one, but she has a much bigger part in this story. I can only wonder what is going to happen in the next book.
I am looking forward to reading Coastal Spirit and highly recommend you read this series, starting with book one, Jungle Eyes.
Review by @shannonlovesbooks