"Beautiful Ruin" By: Amy Olle
This was an understated start to this series, with a second chance romance and in other parts of their lives.
For Mina it is a chance to reclaim her ancestral home and she discovers more than she bargained for when bringing it back to its former glory. Holding a special place in her heart with lots of good memories, she is determined nothing will stop her in her quest. When a possible historic site is uncovered, renowned archaeologist Noah returns to the island to the family and the love that he had to leave behind. This homecoming is a chance to do what he is good at and to work towards a second chance with his brothers...and Mina. Both Noah and Mina have demons in their past that they to confront as the past and the present collide.
Close communities make for interesting reads as the characters are larger than life and it is a collective job pulling you into their community. These characters succeeded in doing just that. Mina and Noah so obviously belong together as this evolves into a beautiful story of finding yourself and seizing the moment.