I have to admit that I use books as an escape. Life can overwhelm me and so I escape into books at times. Thankfully, I read very fast and can set down a book after reading only a few pages. But, I really enjoy a good book.
This week I started reading Irene Hannon's Hope Harbor series. I started late in the series, but it still made sense. I think it is a strength of a book when you can read it as a stand alone if it is in a series. Sandpiper Cove is the third book in the series.
The book begins with Adam Stone and Lexie Graham. Adam Stone is starting life over after getting out of prison. He came to know the Lord while in prison through a prison ministry. But, he's a loner, struggling to trust people and believe that he could have a different life. Lexie Graham is a single mom dealing with her own pain. She also happens to be Hope Harbor's police chief. The story is really a romance more than anything else. It follows these two characters as they come to terms with who they are.
What did I like about this romance? It wasn't graphic about the romance and I was grateful. The author talked about the characters' struggles. The plot moved along at a steady pace and I enjoyed the characters themselves. They were likeable.
Did I like it? Yes. Am I reading the one before it the series now?
Yes, after I finished this one, I headed over the library and picked up another book from the series...
Please note that I received a copy of this book from Revell books for review--but this review contains my own opinions!