Lissa's Review: Abandon (Seaside Pictures #3.6) by Rachel Van Dyken
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated RELEASED: August 27, 2019 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 181 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
It’s not every day you're slapped on stage by two different women you've been dating for the last year.
I know what you're thinking. What sort of ballsy woman gets on stage and slaps a rockstar? Does nobody have self-control anymore? It may have been the talk of the Grammy's.
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that. I, Ty Cuban, was taken down by two psychotic women in front of the entire world. Lucky for us the audience thought it was part of the breakup song my band and I had just finished performing. I was thirty-three, hardly ready to settle down.
Except now it's getting forced on me. Seaside, Oregon. My band mates were more than happy to settle down, dig their roots into the sand, and start popping out kids. Meanwhile I was still enjoying life.
Until now. Until my forced hiatus teaching freaking guitar lessons at the local studio for the next two months. Part of my punishment, do something for the community while I think deep thoughts about all my life choices.
Sixty days of hell.
It doesn't help that the other volunteer is a past flame that literally looks at me as if I've sold my soul to the devil. She has the voice of an angel and looks to kill—I would know, because she looks ready to kill me every second of every day. I broke her heart when we were on tour together a decade ago.
I'm ready to put the past behind us. She's ready to run me over with her car then stand on top of it and strum her guitar with glee. Sixty days. I can do anything for sixty days. Including making the sexy Von Abigail fall for me all over again. This time for good.
Damn, maybe there’s something in the water. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
We are back in Seaside, my favorite books by Dyken have been from the Seaside Novels. There’s just something about these guys, they are best friends, and they are family. Ty has been through a lot. Years ago, he lost his one true love. She walked away and never looked back. Until she comes crashing back into his life. Even though this is a novella, it was not short on feelings and passion. Abigail had her reasons; they were both young and not mature enough in the beginning. But I like to think that as you get older, you get a tad wiser. This was a fun story; it wasn’t light-hearted. It was really heavy as most second chance romances are. The history, the heartbreaking part of their past. They have to forgive, to move on with each other again. Overall, Four Boundless Stars.