Our Blush Review 3.5
Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart is a unique beach read. Taking Place in St. Thomas, this story makes you want to fall in love with your own super sexy, sometimes dirty talking man, under the stars with sand between your toes.
First, can we talk about that cover? It is incredible! Completely beautiful!!
Koti, what a unique name, had great character qualities. She has some things about her that help keep her tethered to the island. Koti has endometriosis, and as a female with her own unique set of uterine issues, I loved this. I feel like books never go into this and it is so common for women to have things going on. Life isn’t perfect, and neither is the body. I loved that this was part of this book.
Ian is our hero. He starts off incredibly broken by a truth his ex-wife lets out in the first chapter of the book. For obvious reasons, Ian is hurt. He isn’t exactly nice to Koti when he sees her for the first time. Ian has some beautifully romantic lines. Incredibly swoon-worthy.
The start of this book was kind of hard for me. I felt like there were things that happened that were too convenient, such as rogue waves. I also felt like more descriptions would’ve helped me paint a better picture. In my head, I had Koti’s and Ian’s house built up a certain way but then when her parents’ came to stay and Ian’s friends stayed, I was thinking how big is this place? I mentally found myself deconstructing it and trying to rebuild it. I had no idea what it looked like. There were also a few descriptions that were off like Julian was off with Koti’s best friend and a minute later he was by the fire with the guys. I kept thinking wait when did he get back?
Despite, some issues, the last 25% of this book had me so engrossed and emotionally involved it made it easy to overlook things that were earlier distracting. Ian’s teenage daughter added a ton of heart to this book. By the end, Koti’s and Ian’s love was very tangible and yet heartbreaking at the same time.
I let it happen. She played a part too, bu in the end, I’d given her every part of me. She knew my every side, the small details, and I knew hers. We shared the things that made us significant and I’d allowed it, knowing how much it would hurt to lose it.”
A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
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