Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.
Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he's intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can’t get enough of her, but he’s not ready to tell her who he really his.
Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn’t do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke’s hiding? (summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was a book that I had low expectations for, but was pleasantly surprised. Romance novels tend to follow a similar formula: magnetic attraction, easy part of the relationship, insecurity spawned CRISIS, overcome crisis, happy ending. This was not an exception. That being said, Proby did a good job setting up an unique interaction between the characters in a refreshing manner. Natalie has some spunk and definitely is not willing to be jerked around. Luke may be unrealistically good looking, but is still down to earth (with some funny jabs at Twilight included).
I will grant, there were some moments that I had to step back and tone down my skepticism: the characters are a little TOO perfect or too focused on insecurities at times. I won’t claim the writing is anything to blow you away, but is well-done for what it is: a romance book with excessive numbers of steamy sex scenes.
After finishing the book, I was happy to see it was the first of a series (and even more that it is covered by kindle unlimited!). Each book in the series follows a couple from a group of friends and Come Away With Me provides a good foundation to build on.
Warning: Repeated Sexual Content
Rating: 3 stars!
Who Should Read It? Someone looking for a quick romance read or a new romance series.