Review: Past the Breakers by Lucie Archer

Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.

Past the Breakers was a surprise of a read! Written by Lucie Archer--and my first read from the author--this standalone had some definite cute moments between two men who are down on their luck. Casey North's one dream became a nightmare when the restaurant he owned and was a chef at in Los Angeles burned down, leading him to lose any desire to do much else, including take care of himself or care for his girlfriend. He isn't exactly sure what renting a beachside cottage in his hometown of Land's End will achieve, but with his cat Jasper in tow, his one hope is to get over the depression that's cast a dark shadow over him. He expects to spend time with his sister and her children and maybe get some time on the sand and in the surf; what he doesn't expect is to share his home with champion surfer Myles Taylor. Maybe Casey wouldn't mind so much if Myles hadn't been reported as dead...

I confess that when I started reading the book, I had forgotten what the blurb was, so part of the "surprise" that I mentioned at the beginning of this review had to do with me realizing that Myles was a ghost of sorts or a spirit caught in between planes. The other part of the surprise was that there was a bit of a mystery going on with as far as to what really happened to Myles. I liked that this was more of a slow burn romance because it's difficult enough getting used to the idea that you have a ghost lurking about, what more falling for them, right? Two things that kept my interesting up was finding out if my suspicions were correct regarding Myles's supposed demise and how, if ever, Myles and Casey were going to get a happily-ever-after if one is already on his way to the afterlife. Overall, I enjoyed Past the Breakers and I wouldn't hesitate to read even more of Lucie Archer's stories. Four stars. ♥

Release Date: 15 May 2017

Date Read: 14 May 2017

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