Friday, May 22, 2015
Romance Book Review: Jeffery Martin Botzenhart's Blue Tides
Author: Jeffery Martin Botzenhart
Series Connection: Sea Glass
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Purchase Link: Luminosity
Heading out New Year's Eve weekend to a friend's wedding and the chance to spend some time at her beach house, Lauren takes the chance for some me time and to work on getting ready for the next phase of her life. At the beach she meets a younger man flying a kite on the beach in the middle of winter without even a shirt. Despite his odd behavior, Lauren can't help but strike up a conversation with Brody.
Brody is going through his own life ordeals. When he meets Lauren he can't help but fall hard for her.
Can these two souls find love for the second time or is the timing of their meeting going to send them their separate ways.
The fast, short read is a good old fashioned romance taking place along the peaceful backdrop of the North Carolina Outerbanks. The story is well-written with little surprises.
Welcome home lost fragile souls. Find solace in casting worldly troubles away to my blue tides…so sayeth the Ocean.
Attending the wedding of two close friends, as well as seeking to cleanse her troubled thoughts, Lauren is drawn back to her beloved beach house just north of Cape Hatteras by the lure of the ocean’s blue tides. Spellbound by the echoes of crashing waves and the unexpected sight of a soaring kite, she makes her way down to the beach. There she encounters a message in a bottle in the form of a carefree younger man.
Drawn in by Brody’s free-spirited presence Lauren forgoes her intended solitude by inviting him in. As their weekend time together passes, to each other they reveal how carelessly they were cast away by those they loved. Their mutual attraction fuels cravings to be desired once more. Yet the depths of a secret she initially withholds from him clouds their future together.
Will she accept salvation from his message in a bottle…or cast him back to the blue tides?