Island Secrets (The Island Escape Series, Book 1)
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When Zoe Clearwater learns that the skull she found in an underwater cave is her missing brother, she sells her scuba diving business, Sun Trips Touring, and dedicates herself to unravelling her brother's mysterious death.
Dane Corbin, the new owner of Sun Trips, is determined to prove to Zoe, now his employee, that he is not the womanizer he once was. But it'll take more than profit to turn Zoe's head.
Her investigation at a standstill, Zoe unearths letters from a secret lover among her brother's possessions, along with plane tickets, a promise to run away to safety, and the painful realization that she'll need Dane's help.
As mercurial clues plunge Zoe and Dane into a life-threatening pursuit and the truth burns brighter and brighter, Zoe recognizes she needs Dane as much as her brother's un-named lover needed him. But Dane will have to make it to safety, first.
THE ISLAND ESCAPE SERIES, in order
THE NICKIE SAVAGE SERIES, in order
Awesome page turner
I completely fell in love with the Dane and Zoe by chapter 2! Perfect vacation read.
You're Gonna Want To Be In On ISLAND SECRETS!!!
Once again Ms. RT Wolfe blew me out of the water with her latest! I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical. Could RT create a world in this new series as wonderful as the one in her Black Creek Burning Series or her Nickie Savage Series? But I loved ISLAND SECRETS and I adore the Clearwaters and the world they live in. As usual, I enjoyed Ms. Wolfe's way with words, from her witty zingers to pretty passages like this one: "The churning water around her was her life and somehow they had become the calm in the center." Isn't that beautiful? Here's another: "A gust grabbed them, scattering the white petals in a playful dance before landing in the water." I admire the way she shared her knowledge of sea turtles and how she compared their hatching to Dane and Zoe's relationship. And this book contains one of the hottest snorkeling scenes! Okay, so maybe there aren't that many to compare it to, but this scene is mega hot, sizzling! Who knew those kind of fireworks could happen underwater? And the way she ended it--last sentence--was very clever. I also loved the sneak peak at ISLAND PURSUIT, the next book in the series! Only RT Wolfe can have you fanning yourself while a character is having their hair washed! Thank you, RT, for continuing to supply us with quality reads! If you haven't bought it yet, do so!
This Novel Has It All: Treasure, Love, Abuse and Murder
Zoe Clearwater lives in a small gulf community on beautiful Ibis Island off Florida's coast; she had a perfect life. A family that was loving and close; 2 sisters, Raine and Willow, a brother Seth, a thriving diving business and a gift shop. Then her brother, Seth, diving alone disappears. Her world changed. She held herself responsible. She sold her business to Dane Corbin; childhood friend, playboy, and treasure hunter.
As with most small communities everyone knows everyone's business, at least they thought they did. But secrets abound in this small community. Secrets that were the reason for murder.
Zoe has searched the gulf waters for Seth since his disappearance; she suddenly finds a skull with a knife through the eye in a small cavern.
From this point, the story rushes forward. ls this Seth, was it murder, if so, why? All will be answered as secrets are revealed.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
Zoe's character was developed skillfully by Author R. T. Wolfe. Zoe grows throughout the novel as she comes to terms with the death of her brother and to realize Dane is a rock she can lean upon. I enjoyed watching Zoe's growth from an insecure grieving young woman to a secure confident woman who knew her worth and accepted she was responsible for her life choices and Seth was responsible for his life choices. As Dane stated:
you're different, he said......Confident. Calm. Collected. And sexy as hell.
Dane's character has hidden depths. As his depths were revealed, he is not seen as a playboy and fortune hunter but a good man with principles and a giving loving nature. The relationship between Zoe and Dane was skillfully developed by Ms. Wolfe from adversary to love. The love scenes were steamy and intense.
With her, he was a man. He was whole. He would ask her and, if needed drag her off to the nearest desert island and make her say yes.
The interaction with Zoe's family was wonderful. I loved their closeness, yet they were allowed to be individuals by Zoe's parents. Ms. Wolfe's portrayal of this family made my heart sing. Ms. Wolfe's portrayal of Zoe's mother, Harmony, was a hoot. What a woman; I loved her! At times I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Ms. Wolfe will keep you guessing in this tale of mystery, treasure, secrets, and murder. The revelation of the secrets was skillfully done by the author. The plots, twists and turns, and pacing in this novel will keep you reading. You will not want to stop until the last page.
Ms. Wolfe has many threads in this story and she did a wonderful job bringing them all together to form a cohesive tale of love, family, treasure, abuse, and murder. When the villain was revealed, I was very surprised along with why the murder occurred. The suspense level was high and kept me glued to the pages.
The information Ms. Wolfe included about the endangered turtle conservation program and the descriptions of the sea life, the island along with Florida's beauty, and the diving in those waters were vivid. I could see the color of sea, the turtles, and flowers from her descriptions.
I recommend this book for young adult to adult due to sexual content; it is not graphic sex but love between an emotionally involved couple. This is a good book that was easy to read, had an intriguing plot, and kept my interest. I look forward to book number two in this series.
I received this book from the Author and eBook Discovery Read & Review Club in return for an honest review.
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- Category: Suspense
- Published: Jun 02, 2015
- Publisher: EPublishing Works!
- Seller: ABN Leadership Group Inc.
- Print Length: 252 Pages
- Language: English