Joanne/ Jo has an up and coming career as a surfer. After her dad died Bobby who was her brother and his best friend Ray- who loved Jo but promised her father not to stand in her way - made sure Jo gets her chance. She got a boyfriend while in college - Vic- and he set Jo up as a drug dealer and it ruined her reputation gave Jo a police record and ruined her chance to be a professional surfer. Vic went to prison. So Jo lost almost everything but she did finish and graduated from college. Ray wants Jo he has for a long time but he had promised Cappy who Ray loved like dad and he kept his word but Jo was back now. Jo had crushed on Ray since she was sixteen but she felt Ray didn’t feel she was anything special as he let her leave. Ray did stay in touch for five years with Jo while she was gone. Ray is a fireman just like Jo dad had been. Jo becomes a volunteer firefighter when she comes home. Then Jo desides to go to the firefighters academy. There is a slow burning romance between Jo and Ray, they both have issues about trust to deal with. Then the attorney calls Jo to let her know Vic is out of prison and she fears for herself and her family as well as Ray.
I liked this story but there were some things I didn’t like. I felt like there was to much happening in this story. Also some things seemed to be repetitive. I also felt it did not have to be as long as it was. I felt bad for what Vic done to Jo. He’s definitely a butthole. But this story did have alot: love, heartache, car chases, betrayal, fear, action, suspense, shoot outs, arson, and much more. I liked the twists and turns of the story but with all that was happening in the story there was a few too many. But I did enjoy the story for the most part.
I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.