Release Date: January 2nd 2014.
Publisher: Random House Australia.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
‘We can’t choose who we fall in love with. It could be our best friend or … our worst enemy.’
Emily Woods counts cracks for a living. Concrete cracks. So when her long-term boyfriend dumps her, she decides it’s time for a change of scenery. Her best friend, Will, suggests joining his construction team in Queensland. Working next door to the Great Barrier Reef seems like just the sort of adventure she needs to reboot her life…until she realises that Will is not the person she thought he was.
Charlotte Templeton is frustrated with the lack of respect FIFO workers have for her seaside resort. But picking a fight with their tyrannical project manager, Mark Crawford, seems to lead to more complications than resolutions. The man is too pompous, too rude, and too damned good looking.
As both women strive to protect their dreams and achieve their goals, they discover that secrets will come out, loyalty often hurts, and sometimes the perfect man is the wrong one.
Once I read Loretta Hill’s The Maxwell Sisters I had to get my hands on more of her books. I went in search for The Girl In The Steel-Capped Boots, but where I went were out of stock, so I grabbed this one. It’s the third book in Hill’s FIFO (Fly in, fly out) series, but thankfully you can read them in any order. And now I can’t wait to get my hands on her other two books.
The short and sweet of it:
It was filled with engaging characters you will be cheering for. Both leading ladies shared amazing chemistry with their leading men.
It was both fun and funny, but also had serious undertones.
The setting was beautiful. You can’t go to wrong with The Great Barrier Reef and its surrounds. It was also interesting to read about FIFO workers, which I didn’t know much about, and how women deal working in a male dominant work force.
It was a fairly clean romance with real heart.
Overall it was highly enjoyable and I can’t recommend not only this book, but Loretta Hill, enough.
SPOILER/TRIGGER WARNING: There is a side character dealing with being raped in her past and is a significant subplot. END SPOILER.
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