Second Chance Island by Jenny Schwartz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
She’s escaped to a tropical paradise, but her past is going to find her.
Laura Robertson is working at a tropical resort on the Great Barrier Reef, biding her time and nursing her wounds when her ex-lover Phil Cooper arrives on Topaz Island. She’s betrayed him, broken his trust, and shamed herself. And yet it seems that he’s the one man she can’t let go.
She’s spent her whole life fighting to save the reef, and her time on Topaz Island fighting for her self-respect. Does she have enough fight left to fight for a second chance?
This short novella does not lack any drama or action, from the first few pages you are thrown right into it.
I love the setting of this novella, with a back drop of the Great Barrier Reef, this book just gleams sparkle and holidays. It took me back to my time in Australia and reminded me what a beautiful county it is.
It is just over 40 pages, which makes it such an easy and quick read for the odd hour you have, I read this in one sitting in just under an hour and I was really swept up in the story.
This is about a girl and a guy, who had previously met, however they have changed a lot and perhaps are not the people they remember them as. Laura had hurt Phil four years ago and now she is here, with him on Tropical Island. This is a great contemporary which is going to be brilliant for the summer months, personally I love a little bit of heat and anything that can take me away from the winter skies, so reading it this time of year was perfect for me.
This was my first experience of Jenny Schwartz, however I would be keen in reading her longer novels after finishing this.
I would recommend this novella for a pick me up on a winters day and urge you to look out for this author.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.