Series: Gypsy Beach
Author: Jillian Neal
Blurb: Arley Copeland vows never to trust anyone, much less a man, ever again. After her fledging career as a romance writer grinds to a halt and her ex blabs to the press about her preferences in bed, she heads to Gypsy Beach desperate to regain some anonymity and maybe figure out what to do next.
Divorce attorney John Rowan has been in on the explosive end of more marriages than he can count. Love never lasts. Of that he’s certain. Sick of barely existing inside the concrete jungle of Atlanta with the endless traffic and endless noise he heads towards a two-week reprieve in Gypsy Beach, North Carolina.
From the moment he lays eyes on Arley Copeland, John is determined to prove that not every guy on the planet is out to hurt her, and maybe teach her a thing or two about herself in his bed and out. With every sinfully sweet caress, they’re falling more and more in love. Their pasts may be fading away, but will John ever be prepared to risk it all on a lifetime love when he doesn’t believe such a thing could ever exist?
Thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read by Jillian Neal and I will definitely be going back and reading the previous books in the series. Although the book spans a short period, the author is able to put a lot of material in that made the story even better without seeming disjointed. Arley Copeland’s trust in people has been truly shaken to the point where she trusts no one much less a man. John Rowan is a divorce attorney who has seen the explosive end of many marriages and is jaded to the point he believes love never lasts. The stars are aligned when Arley escapes to Gypsy Beach, North Carolina at the same time John Rowan is escaping the confines of his home of Atlanta.
Can these two find love? Can Arley learn to trust again in the arms of John? Can John’s jaded view of love that can span life a lifetime be reversed? The answers can be found in the pages of Gypsy Love. A book will keep you glued to your seat. You’ll be finished before you know it.