As part of the PLAN OVERBOARD Blog Tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours, I'm excited to share my review with you. Before we begin, let's have a look at the blurb:
The much-anticipated sequel to ALL AT SEA brings back Melissa and the trio of brothers that vied for her heart, and a brand new heroine to root for in Corinne Kostopoulos.
All Corinne has ever wanted was the role of clarinetist for the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. The clarinet, and working to master it, is all she has left of her father, who abandoned the family when she was a little girl. But after failing to clinch an open spot in a heated audition, her life-plan soon goes overboard. Not only does she break up with her longtime boyfriend, Clay, she also makes a decision that will alter her destiny in ways she never imagined...
After a medical procedure and a couple of months of changing everything in her life, a pregnant Corinne meets Melissa and her gorgeous flirt of a brother-in-law, Austin, on a cruise. The heat of the Caribbean sun soon combines with a mutual attraction to create a sizzling connection neither Corinne nor Austin can deny. But when the truth comes out about Corinne's condition, will lifelong playboy Austin man up? Or will Corinne's hope for a future beyond a shipboard romance prove yet another PLAN OVERBOARD?
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
My Review: After Corrine fails to achieve her dream of earning a chair as a clarinetist in the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, she completely revamps her life. She gives up music, takes a new job, leaves her longterm boyfriend, and decides to become a mother all on her own. Her life is planned down to the last detail. She doesn't plan to meet someone like Austin. While on a cruise with her brother and his friends, she meets Austin, an incurable flirt who has never been in a committed relationship. Can Corrine throw caution to the wind and enjoy a week with Austin, no strings attached? Or will all her plans go awry?
Having read ALL AT SEA (read my review HERE), I already suspected I would love PLAN OVERBOARD. What a fun story! In the previous book, Austin was a flirt, but he was likable and displayed a sensitive side. It was fantastic to see more of him in this book. The chemistry between Austin and Corrine was out of this world. She was truly able to come alive when he was with her. It's a classic case of him bringing out the best in her. And, she brought out the best in him as well. I loved the character development in this book. As Corrine learned to get past some of her issues and learned to give up control, Austin had to learn to trust himself.
I loved this book. I love what I've read of the series so far and absolutely plan to read more from Heather Wardell. I'm a fan!
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of fourteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 375,000 downloads.
She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.
In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.