A great read about moving forward. Raina Rocklyn always likes to help people. When she saves a homeless man from being attacked in the rain, she thinks it is just a kind act for someone in need and will never see him again. Twenty odd years later, she bumps into successful plastic surgeon Ronan Blake while working in a market. She falls for him despite his standoffishness towards her but is there more to him than meets the eye?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Raina standing up for herself but still kind underneath or Ronan trying to be a better man with a kind heart. Great cast of supporting characters like the bubbly sister Shannon or the kind but stubborn father of Sydney.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like in the busy city full of life and people with its busy streets and restaurants. Or the contrast with the farm and vineyard and market full of fruit and veg and bright colourful flowers in blues and yellows is simple beauty. Or the rain and thunder and lightning with its sounds and smells and seen as a good omen like in folklore instead of being ominous as it is in literature which was refreshing and a lovely touch perfectly written.
The switch of perspectives was well written to display both sides of the story and with the asterisks dividing it with their names made it easy to follow for the reader. I also liked the use of dates and places in the chapter titles which was a great addition to give the reader a clear sense of location and to display how much time had passed. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.
Reviewed by @sarahoakes