Friday, June 7, 2013

A Change of Plans by Donna K. Weaver

A Change of Plans by Donna K. Weaver
When twenty-five-year-old Lyn sets off on her cruise vacation, all she wants is to 
forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a diversion 
uncomplicated by romance. What she gets is Braedon, an intriguing young surgeon. 
He's everything her fiancé wasn't, and against the backdrop of the ship's make-believe world, her emotions come alive.

Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.
But it's hard to get away from someone when you're stuck on the same ship. Things 
are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling 
excursions. Then paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped, and Lyn's fear of a fairy tale turns grim.
Alright, so at first I was a little iffy on this book. The opening scenes establish the characters on the cruise ship and all the guys were checking out the main character in stereotypical fashion, but there was more than one character surprise along the way. Even the most shallow characters had some real depth.  The plot line swings from romantic adventure cruise to pirate attack to tropical island survival story and I loved it! As a kid I always loved the Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins. The total man versus nature plotlines and it was thrilling to read about the adventure this couple had to go through to survive the elements and carve out a sanctuary for themselves. Something else I loved about this book is that it doesn’t end with at the rescue. It is fascinating to watch  Lyn reintegrate into society after subsisting on an island for two years. It is not a painless task. I will probably reread this one.    
This one is part of a blog tour and so has a raffelcoptor giveaway! 

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1 comment:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and for helping with the blog tour!