Published by Createspace Independent Pub on April 28, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: eARC from Author
~* Each novel in the Sea Swept series can be read as a stand-alone romance *~
Yasmin Alejo used to have a plan: get into grad school, work her butt off, and become Dr. Alejo, PhD. But then her sister’s death shatters everything. Heartbroken, Yasmin gets a job as a cruise ship photographer aboard the Radiant Star. She just wants some time to heal, but her infuriating—and annoyingly sexy—boss won’t give her any peace.
West Campbell used to care about more than money, but those days died along with his mom’s passing. Now he has only one goal: squeezing as much profit from the Radiant Star’s photography department as he can, in order to win a prized corporate management job. He won’t let anyone mess with that—especially not the feisty and gorgeous Yasmin, who seems more interested in getting to know the passengers than selling them vacation packages.
As they sail across open waters, Yasmin and West will fight storms, seasickness, and each other, until they can’t deny their connection any longer. Every tantalizing kiss will take their breaths away … but if they can’t get over the past, it might destroy their future.
Valerie Chase has done it again! I can’t get over how much I loved this book. If you like contemporary romances, you NEED to read Valerie Chase’s Sea Swept series. It is one of my favorites and perfect for summer. I liked Yas from the first book, but we didn’t get to know her too much. I thought she was a good friend, but I didn’t get too much of an idea of who she was as a person. We really get to know her so well in With Every Breath. Get ready to fall in love with her. Each book in the Sea Swept Series can be read as a standalone, but I loved both of them so I would recommend reading books 1 & 2.
Yas lost her older sister to cancer, and she is still really shaken up about it. She deferred a psychology grad school to become a photographer on the cruise ship she cruised on with her sorority sisters in the first book. It is very different being on the ship as staff though, she is about to find that out. Her sister was an artist and she loved taking pictures. Yas is determined to live out some of her sisters photography dreams and complete a project in her honor. I thought it was super sweet. Of course, she isn’t looking for love though.
Enter West, her photography team leader. I cannot get enough of Yas and West’s dynamic. They are so fiery together. Sometimes they brought out the best in each other, and sometimes the worst. But they are fantastic to read about together. I want to see the two of them in a romantic comedy or the whole sea swept series as a tv show. I think these books are perfect for that. I cannot put Valerie’s books down. I stayed up until 2 am on a work night because I just had to keep reading. There is smokin’ hot romance, tons of light fun, but there is also a depth to the characters and their development that leaves a lasting connection. We go much further than the superficial layer that both Yas and West present for themselves. I loved getting to know each of them better and better as the book progressed.
I loved the behind the scenes peak at how the crew and staff on cruise ships live and work. Having recently been on a cruise, the scenes came to life before my eyes and I have to say Valerie did an excellent job with every description. They felt exactly like a cruise ship. I was transported back onto one. She is an excellent writer, and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I need her next book NOW!
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