Escape to the Sun
Book 2, Destination Paradise
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Paradise is the perfect place to hide, but can a troubled past ever be left behind?
When Heather Holt’s marriage falls apart she longs for a change of scenery and jets off to the remote archipelago of Bocas del Toro where everyone has a story they’d rather forget. Taking a job managing a secluded bed and breakfast in the middle of paradise is the perfect place for Heather to start over and the sexy surfer who always seems to be hanging around only adds to the appeal.
Ash Anderson has spent the last few years running away from his past and hiding out where no one knows him—or can get close enough to try. He may be a player but that’s only because the last thing Ash needs is a relationship. It’s too dangerous. But when Ash meets the sexy brunette who manages Casa del Sol he begins to feels things he hasn’t felt in a very long time and start’s to want things that are impossible.
Heather’s not ready to get involved with anyone so quickly after her divorce so a tryst with the hot, enigmatic loner might be perfect. But when the intensity between them heats up beyond either of their control, life in paradise gets stormy and everything that matters is on the line.
Can Heather let down her guard long enough to allow new love into her life? Can Ash escape the danger of his past or will loving Heather destroy both of them?
**Book Two in the Destination Paradise Series**
Like all of my books, Escape to the Sun can be read as a complete stand alone novel. However, is best enjoyed as a series.
What's New in Version 2.0
- back matter updated
Finding Love in Paradise
I loved reading Escape to the Sun by Elena Aitken, the second book in her Destination Paradise series. Ms. Aitken truly knows how to create a wonderful story between two people with one needing to figure out who she really is and the other learning to trust that he can is capable of loving another.
Heather Holt travels to the remote archipelago Bocas del Toro, Panama to manage a secluded bed and breakfast. Casa del Sol is in the middle of paradise which is exactly what she needs after divorcing her cheating husband and getting a fresh start on life. Ash Anderson has spent the last few years escaping his past and living where no one know him. He is a player, not ready for a relationship. When these two meet, work together, and flirt, the sparks fly and it is fortunate the jungle surrounding Casa del Sol weren’t set afire. I love the way Ms. Aitken taught both of them that love can actually heal a person in addition to setting them free from their past.
This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. I highly recommend this book to all readers. I truly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. Although this book is part of a series it is a standalone story.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Where to begin to express the feelings I felt in Elena’s second book in Destination Paradise. Elena wrote a beautiful story that is set in a beautiful place. The description of Casa del Sol was amazing! I felt like I was right there with Heather and Ash in paradise. They both had their heart broken and were hiding out at Casa del Sol to overcome the heartache they endured. It was a small Bed & Breakfast owned by a very wise woman named Sherri. Ash had been there several years helping out when Sherri hires Heather to run the place for her. They were thrown together so much it became hard to hide their feelings for each other. It's so hard for me to write more without giving away too much. This book is full of love, excitement and beauty. Makes me want to book a trip to Panama right now! Excellent series Elena!
The second book in this series seriously has me ready to book a trip to Panama ASAP.
Heather was introduced in Shelter by the Sea. I have to admit, I didn't think I would like her very much based on the little bit that was described about her in book one but I was mostly proven wrong about her. My only wish for Heather's book is that it would have touched on some of the things that she did in book one, instead of only focusing on her ex's actions.
What I absolutely loved about this book is the optimism that is found at this out of the way B&B, a place that you find exactly when you need it. Heather and Ash both have a ton of baggage but with the help of Sherri, the B&B owner, they begin to live and leave their baggage in the past where it belongs.
I'm definitely looking forward to the third book in this series. I can't wait to return to this paradise!!
*This is my voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Holiday
- Published: Feb 10, 2017
- Publisher: Ink Blot Communications
- Seller: Elena Aitken
- Print Length: 329 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Destination Paradise
- Version: 2.0