It's been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzy to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzy and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of "just breathe" pep talks she's given herself. And that's before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…
Ryan knows all about secrets. And it's clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won't let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he's going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else's hands?
My review: First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan
I loved Puffin Island. What a community! I want to visit it again real soon. The characters I want to see more of them and don't want to wait. It is charming, fun and deals with some real issues. There are a couple of love scenes that I skimmed over.
Emily Donovan is single and has a real fear of water. She has gone through a lot of changes in the past month. She is scared, panicking at all of a sudden to have to mother her six year old niece. Emily had never met before. Emily is staying at her best friend's cottage on Puffin island.
Emily, Brittany and Skylar have been best friends for ten years. They have promised to be there for each other. They are closer than sisters.
Lizzy is a cute six year old. Her mother just died. She is afraid of cameraman, She is being hunted by reporters.
Ryan Cooper is planning on being single for life. He does not date single mothers. He is asked to check up on Emily and help her. He realizes that she is scared right away and wants to know why.
Ryan has returned back home to Puffin and opened a business.
I liked how Emily is slowly changing and working to get over her fears for Lizzy's sake. How she sees a need in someone else life and she steps in to make a difference.
I will be waiting for the next two books of the series.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give First Time in Forever a honest review.