A year ago, ex-Delta Force operator Steven Roark left the rigors of combat behind to run fishing charters in Hope Harbor, decompress, and talk some sense into his kid brother. Business is good–but making peace with his past is more challenging than he expected.
First-grade teacher Holly Miller leads a quiet, low-profile existence–until she’s recruited to advocate for a cause that’s dear to her heart. When she solicits Steven’s assistance, sparks fly–especially after they find themselves on opposite sides of an issue that disrupts their placid seaside community.
As these two seemingly incompatible souls search for common ground, might they discover a deeper connection–and find that love can banish darkness and light the way to a future filled with promise?
Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon is the type of novel a reader like me got lost within. Its pages captured my full-attention. I loved the tension filled dilemmas of the protagonists. They each had something personal they were going through as well as what they were fighting. Attraction. For Holly, she felt it immediately and still wanted to pursue the attraction she felt. Despite Steven’s rough manner and brief conversation with her, she still wanted to explore what she felt. He was good looking. I felt Steven’s pain as he dealt with handling his younger brother and with his feelings for Holly. Talk about complicated and messy. I loved reading this story. It was heartfelt and engaging. Starfish Pier was romantic, entertaining, and well-written.