Series: Cloud Bay #1
on August 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Caleb White knows what he wants out of life--and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music festival is exactly what he needs. There will be time to figure out what to do with his life without a racket in his hand soon enough. Until then, Caleb is content to be stuck on an island with CloudFest's gorgeous director Faith Harper. . .
The daughter of a famous rock star, Faith knows all about fame, fortune, and hot flings that aren't meant to last longer than a few good songs. Gorgeous, built Caleb is a temptation she can't resist, but she's not prepared for the way he makes her feel. . .and the dreams that they both share. What begins as a carefree distraction deepens into something real. But is Caleb ready to put his celebrity behind him and give life in the slow lane with Faith a chance?
Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it’s never the wrong time to find a love that’s oh-so-right. . .
Emma Douglas debuts with the start of a series centered around a small island of the west coast of the US. Cloud Bay’s claim to fame is the massive music festival that is run by Faith Harper, the daughter of a deceased musician Grey Harper. This story takes place at the onset of the Cloudfest, which becomes the hideout for recently retired tennis star Caleb White.
Faith Harper grew up on the Island, and small towns being what they are, most everyone knows most everything about each other. Faith however tries hard to keep her private life private, making her flirtation and fling with Caleb perfect for both of them. Even with the compressed timeline, the length of the festival being four days, this is a slow burn love story. Faith is pretty level headed and Caleb utterly charming, but both have reasons for holding back, so they dance around expressing their true feelings. They are a great compliment to each other and I found myself rooting for them.
Douglas’ writing is smooth and the story is rich in details about the Harper family. Half siblings Mina and Zach have backstories that promise to make for great stories in the subsequent novels in this series A Season of You and No Place Like You. Need You Now is a fast read and perfect for an afternoon escape. 4 Stars!!
~Review by Cyndi