Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Trouble is the last thing Devon Brown needs when she leaves the painful memories of her past behind and heads to Shell Island. As the Salty Dog’s new bartender, she finds herself drawn to Kerr, the Shell Island harbormaster. But finding her happily-ever-after is difficult when dealing with an obnoxious bootlegger who supplies the bar with illegal liquor and a jealous coworker.
A standoffish loner with damaged emotions, Kerr avoids relationships like the plague. Things change when Devon catches his eye. As a simple flirtation grows serious, the coworker and bootlegger quickly become obstacles to any future Kerr and Devon may have together. As the situation worsens, Devon realizes that even the still waters of Asylum Harbor are no refuge during a storm.
Between The Pages
Asylum Harbor is the first book in The Salty Dog series. The intriguing plot pulls you into the story immediately. Filled with a hint of suspense and plenty of action, the writing is smooth, and the pace moves the story along. While the main characters are enjoyable, I was left lacking insight into Devon’s and Kerr’s emotional pasts, leaving the reader wanting to know more about them. The story ends on a happy-for-now, which hopefully leads to more in book two of this series.