Title: Sea Glass Island by Sherry Woods
Ocean Breeze Series Book Three
Imprint: Harlequin Mira
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B
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Under summer skies, New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods evokes family, friendship and heartfelt emotion.
With her two younger sisters heading for the altar, will Samantha Castle exchange old dreams for new ones? Lately she’d rather be on the North Carolina coast with family than in New York with agents and actors. Though she vows not to let her teenage crush on Ethan Cole influence her decision, it’s hard to ignore her feelings for the local war hero.
Ethan lost more than his leg in Afghanistan. He lost his belief in love. Even being surrounded by couples intent on capturing happily-ever-after won’t open this jaded doctor’s heart. It’s going to take a sexy, determined woman—one who won’t take no for an answer.
The final installment of Sherryl Woods’ Ocean Breeze series, Sea Glass Island, brings readers Samantha Castle’s romance with Ethan Cole and ties up all of the loose ends from the previous books. As with Emily and Gabi’s stories, Samantha is contemplating her future when she unexpectedly finds love in Sand Castle Bay.
With Emily and Boone’s wedding two weeks away, Samantha returns home to help with the last minute details. The timing could not be better as Samantha is faced with the realization that it might be time for a career change. She does not need the added complication of her sisters and grandmother meddling in her love life, but her protests go unheeded. Thrown together at every opportunity, how long will Samantha and Ethan be able to resist their mutual attraction?
Dumped by his shallow fiancée after he lost his leg in Afghanistan, Ethan does not believe in love. He is unaware of Samantha’s long term crush on him and although he is attracted to her, he has no intention of getting involved with her. Ethan is pleasantly surprised to learn that he has misjudged Samantha but he stubbornly refuses to trust her. Minor setbacks become major roadblocks as Ethan continues to protect his heart from being broken again and he continually pushes Samantha away.
Samantha is quite perceptive and her observations about Ethan give him some much needed perception about some of his actions. She has the self-confidence to stand up to him when he is being unreasonable and she gives him space when he needs it. Samantha is shaken by certain events, but she does not allow them to stand in the way of her future plans.
There is a lot going on in Sea Glass Island besides Samantha and Ethan’s budding romance. Many of the previous plotlines from the preceding novels are finally resolved. Emily uncovers the reason behind her sibling rivalry with Samantha. Emily and Boone are faced with an unanticipated crisis before their walk down the aisle. The sisters’ relationship with their absentee father, Sam, continues to improve. An unexpected romance and wedding catch everyone by surprise and Grandmother Cora Jane is faced with an important decision about her love life.
I have enjoyed getting to know this loving and close-knit family and Sea Glass Island brings Sherryl Woods captivating Ocean Breeze series to a heartwarming and emotionally satisfying end.
Read my reviews of the other books in the series HERE.