Series: Promise Harbor Wedding bk 1
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Devon can do this. She can show up at her ex-boyfriend Josh’s wedding, even though he’s marrying her ex-best-friend. She can show everyone she’s happy with her fabulous life in Boston, her great career, her amazing shoes — and she can show everyone she’s over him.
Truth is, her life isn’t so fabulous. She’s just been downsized out of her job, her Jimmy Choos won’t pay her mortgage, and…she’s still heartbroken that Josh chose family over her. The real reason she’s enduring this wedding is that her next stop is nearby Greenbush Island, her last hope of finding a new job.
Josh knows marrying long-time friend Allie will make everyone happy after the rough time their families have been through, and since the woman he really wanted to marry chose her career and big city life over him — why not?
But the perfect wedding turns into a perfect disaster when Allie leaves him at the altar for another man. He never saw that coming! But hey, Devon’s there, offering to help him look for Allie on Greenbush Island, where he’d planned their honeymoon. Only, all they find are their old feelings for each other and a temptation to risk their hearts one more time…
Warning: This book contains a firefighter hot enough to ignite flames, a woman who doesn’t want to get burned again, a honeymoon suite but no honeymoon, and sex not on the beach (sorry).
For weeks now I’ve been seeing the amazing covers for this series posted in my FB feed as two of the authors who participated in the series are on my auto-buy list. When one of them asked me if I wanted to review it I of course jumped at it.
This is my first Kelly Jamieson book but I can tell you it won’t be my last book of hers. From the prologue to the very last page I was completely engrossed in the story. I wanted to know how Devon and Josh were going to get back together, and then how they were going to work out their differences, especially those that caused them to break up in the first place.
There is a lot going on in this book in regards to Josh and Devon’s feelings for each other. As they spend the week together they finally discuss what happened when they broke up. They also both admit they never stopped caring for each other.
One of the things I liked about this book was the complex feelings Devon and Josh had for each other. They both had different views about what caused them to break up, and as they work these, and their own personal beliefs and views of their childhoods they discover that what they had was worth figuring out.
The set up for the next three books is also done in such a way I wanted to read them right away and not have to wait for them.
Jilted is an excellent story and one I will read again. Bolted the next book in the series by Meg Benjamin will be available in April.