BECKONED, Part 5: Adrift in Costa Rica by Aviva Vaughn was a pretty okay read, considering I didn’t read the other books. I was captured right away, and with the way this book is written, and how well, it stand on its one.
So yeah, me being me, and unable to read series in order, I’m starting at the end. As I said with the way this book is written, it stands on it own two feet. And though I didn’t get to know the key characters backstories, with that first opening chapter alone, I got everything I needed, and even though I didn’t have a connection from the other books, it was a heart breaking scene.
Going into this book, I have to say I loved the way it was written. Very smooth, consistent, and it had this lightness to it that was weirdly soothing, and just pulled me into this story. Soren, poor guy, I really felt for him. I mean that opening chapter, was a slap in the face. But man the character development for him, was massive. From that first meeting till the last, you could say dropping everything, was the best thing he ever did. Nice clean slate.
Elena, she was the perfect match for him, and because I didn’t have any lingering attachments to Angela, I quickly started rooting for her and Soren. She also brought some drama, hot sass and of course, a lingering mystery from a chapter in her life, she didn’t want to repeat. It added that something extra that rounded out the story.
This book was great and as I’ve said, I very much enjoyed it. True I should have read the other books, and I do suggest you do as well, because Soren and Angela seemed to have had something special, and I don’t want you to miss out on that. What that said, please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will get swept away by this entertaining, engaging, heart melting read.
Review by @eawalsh