Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Review Tour: Aboard the Wishing Star by Debra Parmley

Aboard the Wishing Star
by Debra Parmley
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When Kara's, husband is shot and killed in front of her in what she's told is a random act of violence, she becomes convinced the world is unsafe. Her life is quiet and predictable, until she wins a Caribbean cruise for two and takes along her best friend. On her trip she meets Nate, a scuba dive instructor and marine. He'll teach her to face her fear of deep water and teach her to snorkel. Will Kara learn to trust him with her heart, when she fears this shipboard romance will reach an end and she'll never see him again, leaving her broken hearted? When Kara's boss shows up at their first port of call unexpectedly, Nate's protective nature comes out. Her creepy boss becomes more aggressive after she returns to Ohio and when she calls Nate he gets on the first plane. Can Nate rescue her?

Rating: 3.5*

A sweet and charming read about finding love when you least expect it and taking a chance. When Kara and her friend Viv take a cruise, it is Kara's chance to start moving on with her life after her husband was shot and killed in front of her. Nate immediately draws feelings out her that she thought long buried and encourages her to step aside her comfort zone. But it is only a holiday fling, right?

With her friend Viv not exactly displaying the traits of a friend and actually putting Kara down, together with a persistent boss wanting more from her and going about it in a creepy way, Kara doesn't have an easy ride of it.

Whilst I enjoyed this book, it did seem a little imbalanced with a lot of time spend on the cruise and the second part of the plot feeling rushed. I enjoyed the characters and how they all related to each other and interacted with each other. Nate and Kara were definitely very sweet together and you want them to find their HEA.

Debra Parmley loves spreading love, one story at a time. Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was a young girl, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.
Debra enjoys writing, reading, playing at being a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and world travel. Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried him folk tales from the countries she has visited.
Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding that perfect shell upon the beach.
For more about her work as well as interviews with cover models in Cover Model Corner, visit Debra’s website and sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for insider news and contests.

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