LOST (St. Barts Romance Series Book 8) EMME CROSS
Emme said “Jeannie this book will make you cry” and she was right – I did. It was perfect however, a fitting ending to the saga of Sunny and Sven and their family.
We’ve fast forwarded a few years and the kids are growing up. Its not all fun, Bliss is, as often happens with teen girls, at loggerheads with her mum, and Lennon, well he’s become an adorable 11 year old, a real people pleaser. And then something huge happens, a real shock but that brings drama to what could have been just a mundane follow up read.
Thats one of the reasons I’m wary of series that go into multiple books, they get stale, run out of things to happen. After all there are only so many things that can happen in one family and still remain believable. I was thinking of a once favourite series where one character gets abducted and raped for the third time, and it made me roll my eyes, spoil what had been til then a terrific read. Emme has done the right thing here IMO wrapping up the series – well, Sven and Sunny’s part of it – and its made it a perfect finale.
The Event brings about some major changes to all the family, and they learn to adapt but of course have intense feelings about what happened that shape their ways forward. Each cope in different ways and we jump forward again a few years.
This final part really focusses on Bliss, and her career, her efforts to make it as a chef. She runs into some tragedy though that brings her back into the circuit of Charlie, her childhood crush, but who unwittingly broke her heart. Now they start anew and find they become very close, and its a brilliant way to close Bliss’ childhood with a perfect ending. I love Charlie, we’ve seen him grow up from that distant ten year old, to a young man thats so close to Sunny and Sven and been treated as part of the family. Thats what Sunny excells at – making people feel welcome, making them part of the group and feel at home with them. No one gets left on the outside, she makes a place for all – except Evangline of course!!
I think – am hoping – that there’s going to be a book about Lennon and for me that will close the circle of Sunny and Sven’s life.
Its been a wonderful read, and one of those series to indulge in a fabulous reread of all the novels in a back to back romance and tear fest.
Stars: Five, another fresh, drama filled read.
ARC supplied by author for review purposes