Back to Resolution by Rose Dee
Even Before Publishing, 01 November 2011
Bay Anders is lost. She enjoys every privilege a wealthy upbringing affords, but the void in her soul refuses to be filled. Her mother’s dying revelation drives Bay to the brink of self destruction, before a move to Australia changes everything. She embarks upon a search for her father that leads her to his island home, into a hazardous melting pot of hostile locals and a mystery – her father’s disappearance. The only person who can help her is a strong, self-assured and intensely magnetic man. Bay must fight an overwhelming attraction to stay focused on her goal. Flynn McKenna is hiding from the world. A past filled with mistakes drove him to withdraw from society and live in seclusion. But the arrival of a woman he cannot avoid shatters his solitary existence. As the search for Bay’s father unites them, can he resist his desire for her?
What a lovely book to read as the weather got horribly cold. I was warmed by the exotic island location of Back to Resolution. In fact, I’m still sitting on the beach with Bay and Flynn. This book had that kind of lingering effect on me – which is the best thing a book can do.
The first couple of chapters seemed a little slow as the story was being set. But once Bay hit the glorious shores of the north Queensland coast, everything took off. It was so easy to get caught up in her search for her father, and I was desperately hoping for their reunion.
The chemistry between Bay and Flynn is electric. Their restraint, ability to irritate each other and their emotional connection make for a realistic and entertaining dynamic. You can just imagine them squabbling on the beach. There’s mystery and intrigue to boot, keeping me turning the page with painful anticipation. As Bay’s life is turned upside down by the death of her mother, she is forced to examine her life and she comes to understand that God has more planned for her.
Aussie and international readers alike will enjoy this book. It captures well the atmosphere of tropical Australian life. Along with Bay and Flynn are a couple of likeable traditional locals, a pair of bumbling baddies and plenty of island sunshine. This is an easy read loaded with warmth, romance, intrigue and substance.
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