Wednesday 1 August 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Someone Else's Ocean by Kate Stewart

We're celebrating the release of SOMEONE ELSE'S OCEAN by Kate Stewart! One-Click today!!!

Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
July 31, 2018

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Book Description:

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart. 

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Sometimes what’s meant to be isn’t written in the stars, instead it’s a journey on the path less traveled without a map of guidance, without certainty.”

Once again, another epic journey has been undertaken with this book from Kate Stewart. Having read draft after draft I am still amazed by just how much work goes into bringing the reader a polished product. How the bare bones of a story develop and layer upon layer is added. That is how a great story manifests into a stunning story and stunning just about sums this book up. My favourite contemporary romance from Kate Stewart is Drive and this one comes a close second.

“Everyone is a glass house, it’s up to you to decide who to give the rocks to.”

As with any Kate Stewart book her trademarks are all over this book, plot driven, real romance, a little angst, a lot of emotion and fantastic dialogue. Kate Stewart brings these characters to life in glorious technicolour and they grasp a hold of your heart strings and never let go until the very end. As I have said before, Kate Stewart writes real romance with real, relatable characters that you can connect with, understand, empathise with and most importantly fall in love with and Ian and Koti are no different.

“The point is—I don’t believe in miracles, but I’m falling for mine.”

Set on the beautiful island of St Thomas, Kate Stewart sets this beach read with visceral scene setting that will have your toes in the sand and the sound of waves crashing in your ears as Koti’s safe haven is brought to the pages. Koti is a woman with many issues, many that a lot of people will relate to and as ever Kate Stewart writes her characters with brutal honesty, so much so you cannot help but take her under your wing and champion her along.

“what’s inside of you is a heart that is dying to live, and your head is too afraid to let you do it fully, the way you deserve. It’s the most tragic thing I’ve ever seen. You’re a prisoner of your own making.”

Ian is a character beyond broken, when life as you knew it is ripped away from you, Ian is the epitome of it’s destruction. The residual ash left after a fire. Ian has hit rock bottom. Running away from his life to re-group, Ian goes to the family holiday home in St Thomas, a place for solitude, re-evaluation and trying to pull himself together with his thoughts his only company. Ian didn’t bet on Koti being there, the little girl he spent summer holidays with, but she was no longer a little girl, she was definitely all woman.

“I mean we are all just extra’s sipping coffee in the background of someone else’s life. But that could change at any second. If I wanted to, I could put my coffee down and become responsible for you. We are all responsible. We could all choose to take responsibility, couldn’t we? Human compassion. What the hell happened to that?”

Ian and Koti’s story is the ultimate push and pull, a relationship neither wants or expects. It seems their pasts have pushed them onto the same beach and fate has put them together for a reason.  The chemistry between these two is seriously off the charts and Kate Stewart will definitely have you feeling with some insanely hot connections between these two. As ever the dialogue was perfection, the hilarious banter and the more serious, philosophical sides.

“Everything felt heavy and I succumbed under his potent gaze. What lay beneath was hellfire and I couldn’t wait to tango with his demons.”

Ian was an ex-marine, now a professor and was a father to a beautiful teenage daughter. Ian as a father will have your hearts melting and then your panties with his hot, alpha, possessive, broody side. Ian was so conflicted, but him and Koti together were the perfect balm for each of their tattered souls.

“Ian Kemp was beautiful at fourteen. He was gorgeous when he was twenty-five and stood on his parent’s porch waving at me before he left me with a crush. At thirty-eight, he was devastating…”

With a few side characters, I cannot help but mention Koti’s BFF, Jasmine. The friendship that these two have is stunningly beautiful and with Jasmine’s non-existent filter the conversations that these two have will have you laughing out loud. Add in a visit from a few other ex-marines and life is made and with a cameo appearance from another Kate Stewart couple there is something for everyone. I absolutely adored this couple and add that to the stunning story that Kate Stewart cooks up for them, this was a definite winner for me. Absolutely adored it.

“She has my view and soon enough someone else will have my ocean.”

About the Author:

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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