Sunday, July 12, 2015
Review of Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman
Alex McFarland is great at fixing things and renovating historical lighthouses. However, with her life broken and in shambles after her fathers unexpected death she decides to take one last job in Blueberry Cove to see if McFarland & Sons is what she really wants to do for the rest of her life. One thing Alex didn't expect was the first person she would meet would be a ambulance and a hunky sheriff....
Logan McCrae, a hometown sheriff doesn't know what to think of Alex. His first impression of her was that she was a lost soul trying to find herself. However, as Logan gets to know her better he finds that she might just be what he needs in his life. But first he needs to convince her to stay after her renovation project is done.
Will Alex and Logan be just contractor and client or something more?
I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher Kensingtion in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
This is the first full length book of Donna Kauffman's that I have read. I really enjoyed her writing style and dialogue that she created in the book. She did a great job of giving you a background on the main characters Alex and Logan so you really felt like you knew them. In addition, this gave you a better idea of the actions that they took.
In addition, I really think she did a great job of developing the background of the story, that being the setting of the town and the other characters. I think I would have preferred to have a little more of the Uncle who originally hired Alex to come to town. I think he was talked a lot more in the beginning and was kind of left out in the end.
Lastly, I would have to say the romance that Donna had in the beginning of the book was lacking towards the end. I think that she did a great job bringing them back together but there wasn't a lot of romance. To me it was more about the struggles that they were both going through. In addition, I really felt that the story just ended abruptly. In most cases when I see that an author has an epilogue that means that she is going to skip forward a couple months or a year into the future to have the reader see how the characters have grown. This was not the case for this story, it was rather the next day after Logan and Alex get back together. Which to me would have been okay if that was the end of the regular story but not what I would have chose for the epilogue.
All in if I had to rate this book on a set of 5 stars, I would give it a 4. It has a great plot, well written characters and all in all excellent writing. I just think the ending needed to be redone and a little more romance added. I am interested in reading more of her books in this series to see how some of these other characters turn out that she introduced us to in this book.