About the Book:
Facing a personal crisis, ambitious and driven Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love.
Wade Johnson fell for Gabi the first time he saw her. It's not the only time he's found himself in the role of knight in shining armor, but Gabi isn't looking for a rescuer. To get her to stay, Wade will need a whole lot of patience and gentle persuasion…and maybe the soothing sound of wind chimes on a summer breeze.
I really liked Wade; Gabi, not so much so. Gabi had spent her adult life in a career chosen to garner the approval of her emotionally distant father. She had been dating a man who barely missed her, and who she barely missed when she left town for an extended family visit. When she loses the job and the man in short succession over the same incident, she re-evaluates the type of life she wants to lead. Still, at least to me, she comes across as "me" "me" "me". Wade on the other hand, has spent his life doing for others and in the process of course has built a solid network of people on whom he can depend.
This book is the second in a series of at least three books which are set in a North Carolina beach community. There is no explicit intimate activity. It is definitely a "beach read"--breezy, fun, light.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.