Happy Monday, all! Today I am super excited to share my review of another book I group read, Solace Island by Meg Tilly and publishing tomorrow, November 6, 2018, by Berkley!
Woo my! Solace Island represents me stretching my reading chops. I really mean S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g. But before I get started, I’ll let you know I enjoyed it!
Billed as romantic suspense, Solace Island is heavy on the romance side for about the first half, and by romance, I mean the racy kind. This is steamy! About halfway through, the suspense hits, and it’s off to the races through the ending.
Maggie is dumped at the altar and to find peace, she heads to her sister Eve’s house on Solace Island in Washington state. The two decide to open up a bakery together. Eve tries to set Maggie up with their handsome neighbor, Luke, also a baker, but Maggie is not interested, at least at first.
When Maggie is almost run over by a car, and Luke then saves her life by pushing her out of the way, the suspense heat is on. Maggie has a feeling that Luke is not who he seems to be. Some unknown threat is looming and stalking Maggie.
From Luke’s perspective, he wants to help Maggie and Eve and moves them into his state-of-the-art, highly secure home; however, he has secrets of his own.
Solace Island is one part steamy romance, one part riveting suspense. The setting of Solace Island won me over instantly. I’ve spent some time on the islands around Washington state, and Meg Tilley easily captured the serenity and beauty (as she should, since she is fortunate to live there!). The writing is smooth and easy-to-read enabling me to finish this book quickly. The ending is original and surprising, and all in all, I enjoyed this exciting, haunting, thrilling book, and I cannot wait for Eve’s story in book 2!
Thanks to Berkley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own.
A contemporary novel with a strong suspense element from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly set on a peaceful island village in the Pacific Northwest.
Dumped on the eve of her wedding and looking for a quiet place to lick her emotional wounds, Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from the stunning betrayal. At first, Maggie resists Eve’s impassioned argument about relocating permanently so the sisters can open their own local bakery. What she definitely doesn’t need on her road to recovery are Eve’s efforts to fix her up with their mysterious and alluring neighbor, Luke Benson–even if he is incredibly handsome and desirable.
Just as Maggie starts to get comfortable in her new surroundings, a car tries to run her down in the middle of the street. If it weren’t for Luke’s extremely quick reflexes, Maggie could have been killed, leading her to wonder just who exactly Luke Benson really is…
Luke thought he’d left the violence of the high risk security world behind. But he can’t stand by while Maggie’s life is threatened. Luke will do anything to keep her safe–even moving Maggie and her sister into his house with its state-of-the-art security features. But with the secrets between them and an unknown threat stalking her heels, Luke will have to think fast to prove to Maggie that she can trust him with her life–and with her heart.
Check out these reviews by the other Book Besties:
Berit at Audio Killed the Bookmark
Holly at Dressed to Read
Mackenzie at PhDiva
Have you read Solace Island, or is it on your TBR? Do you have any favorite fall reads? Happy Reading! ~ Jenni THR