Positive and negative forces peacefully coexist within the lives of ordinary people every day. Aria Cole has a desire to create beauty in whatever environment she is placed. The emotional toll of expending her heart diverts her to a new direction, and she flourishes while creating beauty in a new way. When a personal loss finds its way into her world, she experiences heartbreaking devastation. Her memories have compelled her to a place where she experiences peace and contentment. Declan Sinclair’s occupation demands that he use his body as much as his mind, and it forces him to move in a fast-paced world. When the accelerated pace of his lifestyle encourages him to personally navigate the course of his professional destiny, he seizes the opportunity to retreat to his refuge and prepare a vocational strategy. When positive and negative circumstances merge the lives of Aria and Declan, they find they have more in common than the love of a place of peace. Can the lives of two people, the events that unite them, the circumstances that surround them, and the attraction that draws them be enough to put their lives into balance and assist them in finding what they both secretly desire?
I received this arc from the author for an honest review, and let me tell you, I absolutely LOVED it! This book does leave us with a pretty huge cliff hanger and I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2. Romance, mystery, evil thriller.. it falls into so many categories for me!
Declan first sees Aria walking the beach in the early morning. Captivated, he watches her sit on the beach deep in thought. This has become a little ritual for him, every morning, to the point of almost being considered a stalker. When they do finally meet, he knows that he cannot just let her walk away.
Delcan is a male model who is looking to slow down and settle in this small beach town. Hopes to open a model agency to help scout out new, young talent. Aria is a very successful designer who specializes in "flipping" houses. Together, these two are quite the match.
However, as I mentioned earlier, there is a little bit of a twist to this love story, and her name is Marisol. Marisol is also a model, however, in her mind she is the best. She can't believe that Delcan would even be interested in Aria, an average woman, when he could have beautiful and talented her. She makes it her life's mission to break up this beautiful couple, Marisol always gets what she wants and no one dares to say 'No' to her!
I loved the multiple points of view that the author displays. Getting the full story from every character allows the book to grip the reader that much more. Marisol plays a great villain in the book and even though I wants to smack her a few times, she fit perfectly in this book. Patiently await book 2...
D.D. Lorenzo is a fresh modern-day storyteller. Her stories reach deep into the heart of readers and engage them through the emotions of her characters. D.D. resides in Maryland, The Land of Pleasant Living. She met the love of her life in high school and decided to look no further. Together, they have raised their children into fabulous adults. When she isn't writing stories of the impassioned lives of her characters, she is rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the Baltimore Orioles. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with the great people in her life and riding with her husband in his classic Mustang to the Eastern Shore.