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He is a thief.
She is his victim.
Lance King, known as Blue, is the charming, local surfer bad boy everyone falls for. This comes in handy since he enjoys taking advantage of privileged college kids as they throw money around wherever they go. What turns out to be a typical spring break quickly changes when he meets the one tourist who exceeds his expectations.
Phoebe McCormick is on her way to having the time of her life. With Panama City Beach in her sights, and her two best friends by her side, the possibilities are endless, or so she thinks. What she isn’t expecting is Blue, the local surfer to nearly ruin her long anticipated spring break. Her carefree attitude and his charismatic personality is the perfect combination for a successful friendship, but their relationship turns out to be anything but. Once the fantasy world of spring break is over and life resumes in Pennsylvania, a secret she thought she’d be able to keep hidden emerges, making it difficult to ignore.
He steals her money, but she will steal something far more valuable from him — a memento that will forever change his life.
She is a thief.
He is her victim.
**This is a standalone**
CHRISTY'S 4-STAR REVIEW:
Blue is one of those books that intrigued me right away. When I read the blurb, I thought… this one looks interesting. When I saw the cover, I knew I had to pick it up. I’m glad I did. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting. The story had much more depth and many more layers than I assumed from the start. I liked this one a lot.
Lance King, Aka Blue, is a local to the Panama Beach area. It’s the perfect place for him. He loves to surf and he’s content with his life working in a surf shop. He also loves when the tourists come to town. Blue has a reputation for being a bit of a player. Blue is charming and charismatic.
Phoebe is having a rough go of things, but she’s hoping that this trip will help lift her spirits. Spring break was supposed to be the time of Phoebe’s life. She is finally getting away with her two best friends for the week and is going to have some time to just enjoy herself and forget all the things going on in her life. Well, this spring break doesn’t have the best start. All of Phoebe’s money gets stolen before she even leaves the airport.
When Phoebe first meets Blue… let's just say it was a moment to remember LOL! The last thing she was expecting was to meet someone that would be more than just a quick hook up, but Blue is proving to be so much more. In just a week, their feelings for one another start to develop. Phoebe is surprised, but no one is more surprised than Blue. This doesn’t happen to him. He is not a one-woman kind of guy.
Lance ‘Blue’ King is not a perfect hero. Not by a long shot. But he is a kind person. He’s a guy who sometimes does things that are wrong, but he does them for good reasons. I was nervous at first that I wouldn't like Blue, but I couldn’t have been more wrong about him. He has his moments where he does dumb things (he is a guy ;) ) but he also has moments where he is so selfless and you can tell his heart is made of gold. He was my favorite character in the book.
I know what I feel in my heart is right. The heart doesn't lie and it knows what it wants.
I love strong heroines. Phoebe doesn’t have an easy life, but she makes the best of what she does have and I admire her for that. I love that she’s not weak, and even though she’s been dealt a crap hand, she makes the best of it. Blue and Phoebe’s relationship wasn’t always easy. They had MANY obstacles along the way. Things that require a ton of patience and forgiveness, but I always rooted for them, and hoped that they could make it work between them, despite all the obstacles they were faced with.
Blue is a great mix of fun, emotional, sweet and steamy. I enjoyed the story and adored Lance ‘Blue’ King! 4 stars!
Jill Patten was born a Yankee, but raised a southerner. She lives in the small town of Mayberry, North Carolina which was made famous by a popular TV show back in the sixties. (Maybe there will one day be a statue of her at the end of Main Street. Ha! A girl can dream, right?)
Jill has always loved to read, even during reading labs in middle school for reading comprehension. Judy Blume was her first author she hero-worshipped, maturing to revere the works of Stephen King. With all the fantastic authors today, she simply cannot choose a favorite. Her taste is very eclectic and she loves almost all genres. When she's not captivated by her fictional characters, she spends time with her sweet husband and two beautiful children.
Music is her muse. Jill also loves elephants, sarcasm, and anything made with sugar, especially sweet tea. She enjoys all things rude and crude and laughs at stuff she probably shouldn't. She has been accused of being bossy a time or two, but doesn't really see it herself.
All in all, Jill is just a small town girl in this great big world trying to enable your book addiction.
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