Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Rogue Wave - Isabel Jolie

Rogue Wave
Isabel Jolie
(Haven Island, #1)
Publication date: April 13th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Sometimes opposites don’t just attract — they collide with all the violent passion of a rogue wave.

I sailed every ocean, saw the worst that humanity had to offer, and accomplished… nothing.

The world is just as screwed up now as it was when I set out to save it. The futility of it all left me disillusioned. Numb.

Then an idealistic beauty burst into my world, shining a light into all the dark corners of my soul.

The last thing she needs is a summer romance with a burned-out wreck like me.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do…

When I look at Tate, I see a legend. He’s done it all, seen it all — lived my dream.

Too bad he doesn’t see what I see.

He thinks he’s all wrong for me. Too old.

But age is just a number. In our souls, where we’re both one with the sea, we’re the same.

He says I shouldn’t want him.

But I do…

They clash in every sexy, dangerous way imaginable. But is attraction — and maybe even love — enough to overcome all that stands between them? Or will their happily ever after remain elusive?

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Author Bio:

Isabel Jolie, or Izzy to her friends, is an Amazon bestselling indie author with an unquenchable thirst for a good, sexy love story. Izzy’s heart pumps faster for stories with strong heroines, down-to-earth realism, and an unexpected twist.

When she’s not writing or reading, she can often be found with a glass of wine in hand relaxing with her husband, daughters, and good friends lakeside.

Izzy fills her Instagram feed with funnies, inspirational “brain candy”, and anything that meshes with her mood of the day. #mood.

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My Review

You might be excused for thinking that you are in for a light romance when you pick up Rogue Wave. While it's true that there is a romance woven through these pages, there's also a bit more to it than that. Tate has seen a lot of the world and it's left him weary and scarred. He is lost and doesn't really know what he wants out of life any longer, only that his youthful optimism is long gone. Luna is all that he was in his early twenties and so much to young for him, both in a literal and figurative sense. What he doesn't realise is that she is possibly all that he really needs to find himself again.
While it's obvious to us that Luna and Tate belong together, Tate isn't sure that they should be. He worries about the age difference (13 years) and the difference in what they want out of life. As often happens, Luna, the younger member of this partnership, is much more mature in her approach to everything.
I really enjoyed this story. The romance was strong and worked well. The passion that they both had for sea life, fishing and human trafficking and slavery also went to make a gripping read and one that I couldn't put down. This is the first book in a series set on Haven Island and I can't wait to read more. 

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