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September 13, 2016

Somewhere With You {Debra Clopton}

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Sassy, opinionated Shar Sinclair is passionate about the sea turtles she rescues in the Windswept Bay area and as needful of her freedom as they are. She’s content with her life, helping run the family resort and looking out for the wildlife around her. But sometimes she wishes she had someone to share her passion, and passions, with. But that might mean giving up some of her freedom and she’s not sure she could do that for anyone… 

Gage Landcaster is a self-made millionaire used to getting what he wants, but lately there’s an emptiness and a restlessness to his life that he can’t seem to fill. While visiting Windswept Bay, he spies a beautiful woman on the beach, struggling to rescue a sea turtle tangled in fishing line, and goes to help. Gage is captivated by the fire and passion that radiates from Shar and he knows instantly he wants her. But this may be one time when what he wants might not be an option. 

Sparks fly on the sunset beach and sparkling blue waters of the romantic Windswept Bay as Gage and Shar battle through their attraction. Gage is determined that this is one time he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. But can Shar open her heart to him? Can he convince Shar that love doesn’t mean shackles...but a lifetime shared with the one you love?

My Thoughts:
I always love starting a new series! Although I started this series with the second book, it is still exciting to meet new characters, discover new places, and learn what makes a family tick.

Shar is one of those independent women who I fell in love with almost immediately. She is proud to be independent and has a life she loves. She works hard for her family’s business, but would rather spend all her time rescuing her beloved sea turtles. I loved her attitude about life in general, loving every minute and being carefree.

Of course, Shar has no desire to fall in love until Gage shows up. Gage has secrets to hide, and secrets he does not even know about. He has come to the island to escape his real life and try to recover from the death of his father.

The attraction between Shar and Gage is immediate and it quickly becomes obvious these two characters were made for each other. Their relationship seems to be moving forward so quickly and I loved watching them get to know each other. It is so fun to watch two characters realize just how perfect they are for each other, and then act on those realizations.

But secrets, fear, and drama always seem to get in the way, right? As these two characters realize just how much they like each other, their secrets and insecurities begin to remind them of the life they had and the happiness they found before they met each other. We get to see the struggle they go through and the turmoil in their life that does its best to tear them apart.

I loved meeting Shar and her family. Although this is a part of a series, this book can easily be read as a stand-alone. But if you are anything like me, you will be on edge waiting for the next books so you can catch up with this family and characters you are going to love.

Award-winning, Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 2.5 million books and her holiday story, OPERATION: MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS has been optioned for an ABC Family Movie. Debra is known for her snappy dialogue, cowboy heroes and spunky heroines set in Texas. Her awards include: The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine's Book of the Year. She's also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award.

A sixth generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in central Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is the author of the much loved Mule Hollow Matchmakers series where you never know what the Matchmaking "Posse" is going to do next! She's written for Harlequin Love Inspired and Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins Christian and DCP Publishing. She is currently working on her 38th novel surrounded by cows, dogs and even renegade donkey herds that keep her writing authentic and often find their way into her stories. She loves helping people smile with her fun, fast paced stories.

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