Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Blast: THE MARINER'S GIFT by Kaylie Newell #Giveaway #Promo #Review @KaylieNewell @Tastybooktours

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Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you least expect.

When LA Times journalist Zola Mitchell decides to head home to San Francisco in December, it's to write a piece on the legendary Alcatraz prison. It has nothing to do with her high school crush Oliver Tworek, who's recently moved back to start up a tour boat business to The Rock. At least, that's what she keeps telling herself.

But when Oliver asks her to dinner, Zola can't refuse. And when he kisses her under a display of Christmas fireworks from aboard his boat, she can barely remember her own name.

After twenty years, nothing seems to have changed. Oliver's still popular and gorgeous, and Zola's still…well, Zola. Behind the successful job, and underneath her shiny, new grown-up exterior, Zola still feels like the skinny girl from junior year English class. Will she ever be able to conquer those insecurities? And more importantly, will she ever get to know the real Oliver—the one who might just have a few secrets of his own?

One of my favorite reunion romances is when the couple had a relationship in High School or one had a crush on the other, more of an unrequited love, which was what the situation was between Oliver and Zola in THE MARINER'S GIFT.  For such a quick read, there sure was quite the story and I enjoy every moment.

I especially loved the flashback scenes where we get a chance to see this "Unrequited Love" in action during High School.  I remember those crushes, and they were never easy when the boy didn't notice you back.  

Newell drew out the emotion and the feelings of "what if" and "could be destiny".  It was touching and left me feeling nice and warm!  

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Kaylie Newell lives at the base of the mountains in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, two cats, and a mutt named Pedro who goes everywhere with her. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually watching a Channing Tatum movie or eating frozen waffles, or both.


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