Author: J. Haymore
Published: October 20th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Caution: May contain spoilers
He is everywhere. He surrounds me, wends his way under my skin. I can’t escape his strength, his intensity, his presence.
There’s nowhere to run.
Nowhere to hide.
But even if I could escape... would I be strong enough to leave?
I needed something — something big — to get myself out of the rut I’d fallen into after the car accident that killed my sister. This sailing trip was meant only to mark a new chapter in my life. Until Ethan Williams stepped on board.
Ethan radiated confidence. His darkly handsome good looks and ocean-blue eyes mesmerized me. But it was the way he looked at me that drew me in. He wasn’t looking at my past or at my scars, but the real me behind all that baggage I was trying so hard to leave behind.
But Ethan had secrets—dark, dangerous secrets. I was trapped in the middle of the ocean in a tangle of lies, sex, and violence. The problem was, I was happy to be trapped forever...if it meant I could have him.
When I first heard about this one, I was really looking forward to it. I loved the idea of a mystery and romance. Plus it's by Jennifer Haymore--the author behind some of my favorite historical romances. So, I was hoping it would be just as good. While I wasn't as hooked as I expected to be, I did find the mystery intriguing.
The instantaneous connection that Tara has with Ethan is powerful, and they're drawn in to each other. What is it about him? The mystery, of course. While Ethan and Tara are finding themselves captivated in each other, there's a strange vibe in the air around them. How do you know who you can trust?
Swept Away Volume One had enough intrigue to make you want to see what happens next. J. Haymore knows how to keep the mystery alive. I liked how Tara wasn't the usual kind of heroine--she had a past and a lot more to her than you would expect. While I'm curious about exactly what is going on, I don't know if I'll be picking up the rest of the series anytime soon.