Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Love at High Tide by Christi Barth

Darcy Trent is lucky Cooper Hudson is on hand to sweep her off her feet—literally—when she nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean. But life-saving aside, Mr. Perfect's timing stinks: Darcy's career is about to take her to the complete opposite side of the Atlantic. Still, a little summer loving with the tall, blond and sexy former cop is far too tempting to pass up.

When his plans to enter the Secret Service went south thanks to a bum knee, Coop retreated to the family beach house to mull his future. Romance is the last thing on his mind, until he fishes a curvy brunette out of the sea. Now, spending time in Darcy's arms seems like the ideal distraction, even if it is just for a week.

But with Darcy's departure date fast approaching and their careers on the line, can they realize in time that their beach fling might become the real thing?

Cooper Hudson is a cop who is on leave.  He's been turned down by the Secret Service because of a bum knee, so he decides to get some rest and relaxation  and get over the slump when he sees a woman in distress in the ocean.

Darcy Trent has just completed her PhD and been offered an job in Africa.  To mull over the life-changing decision, she and her best friend, Trina, decide to take a vacation.  The last thing Darcy counted on was near drowning and being saved by hunky Cooper.

The two have a mutual attraction and what starts out as a summer fling soon becomes more. But with Darcy's departure date looming closer and closer, Cooper's leave almost at an end, they have to decide if what they have is something real or just a fling. 

I thought that Cooper and Darcy's relationship moved really fast, and that they shared more than they should have realistically with one another on a personal level.  However, this being a short book, I can appreciate trying to get everything packed in.  The character building is quite adept and the relationship sparks with sensual overtones.  I really thought Trina was the standout character, with her brassiness and outspoken personality.  She really added humor to the story.  If you enjoy a sweet romance, pick up Love at High Tide.  It's a great, short beach read this summer!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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