Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: Caribbean Crossroads by Connie E. Sokol

Caribbean Crossroads, by Connie E. Sokol
2012, 270p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=3.5 Stars
Source: Received a copy for an honest review

New college grad Megan McCormick just got dumped. Hard. Swearing off men and relationships, Megan is coaxed into performing on a cruise ship where she meets the star performer, Bryant Johnson. Handsome and charismatic, he looks like trouble, but she can't deny the intense attraction between them. Urged to find a wife and run the family lumber business, Bryant is torn between his family's expectations for his life and his own. However, when he meets spunky, but love-skittish Megan McCormick, settling down doesn't look so bad. Just when Megan begins to trust again, and Bryant makes some big decisions regarding his future, her former fiance returns with a malicious surprise, taking Megan and Bryant to their own CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS.

Megan recently got out of a heartbreaking relationship and isn't ready for another one. Her friend, Jillian, convinces her to join her as a performer on a cruise ship. She meets Bryant, one of the star performers, right away. She's not interested in him and doesn't encourage him at all so it was kind of interesting that he kept pursuing her.

When I was younger, I wanted to work on a cruise ship so I wouldn't have hesitated if a friend had asked me to do that. I loved the cruise ship setting, especially during this time of year. It was a lot of work but they also had a lot of fun. Bryant had history with one particular performer, which made Megan uncomfortable at times.

I enjoyed Bryant's character but had a harder time with Megan. I wanted to shake some sense into her. It was too bad she didn't really have someone to turn to that would give her good advice (although, to be fair, her friend Jillian did her best). The situation with her ex-fiance was weird and he was a big jerk, so she lucky to be rid of him. 

Once they left the cruise ship, the book really slowed down for me and I started to get tired of Megan's back and forth. We got bits and pieces of her story and once it was all revealed, it was more understandable why she acted the way she did, but it made me a little crazy in the meantime. It picked up a little more toward the end and I liked how it ended! I love that this book is clean and it will make a great summer read (or, a good winter one, when you're ready for it to be summer already).

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Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, and a favorite local and national speaker for over fifteen years. She is a TV core contributor "Studio 5 with Brooke Walker" and a national blogger for www.ksl.com. She is one of seven female hosts of The Living Room, an online value-based radio show where they dish on life, loving, and learning (www.fromthelivingroom.com). Mrs. Sokol is a bestselling author who has written 14 books, including her fiction: Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology, and Caribbean Crossroads; and her nonfiction: What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Simplify & Savor the Season, Create a Powerful Life Plan, and 40 Days with the Savior. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. For her TV segments, blog, podcasts and more, visit www.conniesokol.com.

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sherry fundin said...

I LOVE that cover and anything to do with the Caribbean. I'm on board. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental

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