Sep 14, 2014

February or Forever by Juliet Madison

In this heartwarming coastal romance, Escape bestselling author Juliet Madison asks, what if your favourite celebrity fell in love with you?
Yoga teacher and single mother, Chrissie Burns has a plan: move into the rundown beach house left to her by her deceased aunt, renovate it, sell it, and move on. The scene of a terrible accident years ago, the house needs to get out of Chrissie's hands as soon as possible.
But Tarrin's Bay, where the house stands, has more to offer than bad memories. The town is lovely, the people friendly, and even Chrissie's young son finds friends and begins coming out of his shell. Employed at Serendipity Retreat as a yoga instructor, Chrissie is shocked to be given the role of private teacher to Drew Williams, Australia’s top singer/songwriter for the month.
Relationships between instructors and clients are strictly forbidden, but Drew draws happiness out of Chrissie with his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour. Days of stretching and bending may bring Chrissie unexpected peace and strength, but she knows that this interlude must end, and there's no pose or position to aid her when Drew walks away and leaves her broken-hearted. 
Chrissie is a single mother and she and her son Kai have just moved into the beach house she's inherited from her aunt. Being back in Tarrin's Bay brings back a lot of traumatic memories, so Chrissie wants to renovate the house as soon as possible and then move on. She's found a great job as a yoga instructor at a luxurious retreat, so she has to work on the house in her spare time. When she finds a great new friend in the town she slowly starts to come out of her shell and tries to enjoy some of the good things the town has to offer. When a famous artist is her new client at work she's shocked, because she's such a big fan of the man. Drew Williams is back in Tarrin's Bay to escape some media issues in America. Slowly they get to know each other and there's definitely something more between them than just friendship. Unfortunately relationships between clients and instructors are strictly forbidden at the retreat, so Chrissie has to remain professional. Fortunately that doesn't mean they can't spend time together. Drew brings back some much needed happiness and fun back into Chrissie's life. He likes her a lot, but he only has the rest of the month, after February he will go back to the States and they don't have a future together, because of his career. Will he break Chrissie's heart when the month is over?
I really liked Tarrin's Bay. It sounds like such a wonderful town and the descriptions of it were really vivid. Chrissie is damaged because of her past, but she's such a strong and admirable woman. I liked that a lot. The story is great and very romantic. Drew is nice to look at and he's famous, but down to earth and he's such a kind man. Fortunately Chrissie can keep a secret, even from her best friend, and she treats him like she would treat any other person, celebrity or not. Chrissie hasn't had an easy past and slowly Drew discovers what happened to her. I loved Juliet Madison's way of writing. I wanted to keep reading and couldn't stop until I finished the book. February or Forever is a great summer read, but it's also perfect to brighten up a gray and rainy day. I'm really glad I had the chance to read this book and have already bought several of Juliet Madison's other books, because I would love to find out more about Tarrin's Bay and its inhabitants.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this book before, but the story sounds interesting!:) lovely review!♥


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