Caribbean Crossroads Book Review

I was excited to squeeze in a book that wasn’t for a book club, my kids or from my random stack of books that I’m figuring out if I want to keep. Nope, today’s book review is about Caribbean Crossing by Connie E. Sokol – a clean romance I read just because I felt like it. I was hoping that I would finally be able to spell Caribbean correctly without spell check, but that didn’t happen. (Note to self: Caribbean has one ‘r’ and two b’s.)Caribbean Crossroads Book 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. {Amazon}

This book felt more like two books; one taking place on a cruise ship and a second when Megan and Bryant returning to their onshore lives. It was a nice change feeling like the end of the story was coming, only to have it continue. (Am I the only one who has a hard time keeping track of how far I am in the story when I reading an ebook?)

I enjoyed the first part on the cruise ship; it was exotic and romantic, but it felt more like a summer fling (in a completely wholesome kind of way). When they went home, that’s when the relationship was really tested. I liked watching them work through their issues on their own and together. It didn’t hurt that Bryant’s life in Northern California reminded me of my own childhood surrounded by pine trees.

Was this book predictable? In the basic romance story way – yes. But there were many unexpected turns getting there, making Caribbean Crossroads a fulfilling read. I give it four stars.

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2 Responses to Caribbean Crossroads Book Review

  1. Susan says:

    I know what you mean about spelling Caribbean correctly, been working on that recently myself. I also have trouble figuring out how far I am into an ebook. Thanks for the info. Caribbean Crossroads is on my toread list.

  2. I enjoyed this book a lot. Doesn’t hurt that I love cruises. =D
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