We travel with Jenna Baker on Falcon’s Pride where the ocean stretches to infinity, the cabins are dipped in splendor and the laughter and excitement of other passengers fills the air. Too bad we aren’t there to milk the pleasures of this cruise organized by Nick Falcon. Oh no. We have business to tend to, well, not us but we love to spectate. Prepare yourself for a rocky journey.
We find ourselves tucked away in the ‘belly of the beast’ with Jenna. Nowhere in the cabins of wealth, instead refuge is found in Riviera Deck; the lowest of lows. Lower than employee’s quarters. The sounds of the waves as it slaps the ship torments us, the space produces a sense of confinement and don’t even get me started about the lightening. What lightening? Exactly, there really isn’t any. Why would someone of sound mind pay to vacation in a less than humane way? Come to find out this isn’t for fun, far from it, it’s personal.
The history between Nick Falcon and Jenna Baker go a little something like this. Jenna worked as Nick’s stewardess on one of his other cruise line. One magical night under the hypnotizing moonlight, coupled with love tunes the two met. Where he wooed and romanced her for a week. All the while believing she was just a passenger looking to have a good time. He didn’t ask, she didn’t tell him the details of her employment. Secrets never stay hidden for long and somehow he found out exactly who she was. No time to explain, once they reached shore she was fired. However, she went home with more than just a broken heart.
A year had passed without contact, even though she had reached out to him via emails. This proved the last straw, he would talk to her. She would make sure of it. With her little savings she boarded his ship, her pride left in California. She was willing to forget about their time together- well, she tried. This visit was for her twin sons, the ones he had a hand in creating.
I’m not a big fan of long description but I enjoyed how Ms. Child spaced out the details of the scenery, not at all overwhelming. The interactions between the characters were relatable based on the circumstances. If insta-romance is your thing you’ll be drooling all over this book, begging to be served more. Though I’m not for insta-romance, I must admit this book was interesting and I enjoyed my second read.
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