REVIEW: Full Steam Ahead

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Seven days aboard a luxury cruise. Full steam ahead
The perfect getaway from it all. 
At least, that’s what Georgia Cantwell is hoping for…

With her inbox filling with menacing emails, Georgia just wants to run away from her shattered life on her sorority’s winter break cruise. What she doesn’t need is green-eyed Jace McLaren seeing through her tacked-on smile and stealing her breath away with each tantalizing kiss. 

Growing up with a father in jail, Jace knows from experience that if you’re going through hell, there’s no way out but through. He has always steered away from girls like Georgia with her ice-queen attitude, but she’s in real trouble, and despite himself he pushes past her walls.

As much as Georgia tries to ignore it, Jace won’t let her pretend with him. But she can’t tell him the truth. Her past would ruin his trust, her family, her future—everything. 

But out on the open ocean, there’s nowhere to hide. And when Georgia’s secrets come tumbling out, it might take more than Jace to get her through the storm.

Author: Valerie Chase

Series: Sea Swept #1

Published: January 14th 2014

Source: Goodreads


*Provided by author for an honest review.

I’m kind of at a loss as to what to say. I rated 4 stars because it was pleasant. It wasn’t written badly, it was actually pretty engaging. I finished in a day. There was nothing remarkable about it but also nothing truly terrible either, it was one those in-betweens.
What could have made it better was if it was longer and had more character development but for what was there, it wasn’t lacking.

I liked Georgia (Georgie) I can sympathize with her. I think she’s strong without realizing it and I’m glad she had Jace to push her and call her out on her bullshit. I wish that the glimpse into their relationship had been extended beyond three days (longer book!).

I like Jace and Yasmin (awesome name btw). The description of Yasmin that I have in my head is toned body-building sexy woman who can totally butcher a guys member with a butter knife, why else would men be scared of her when she utters her threat? 🙂

Like I said, I liked the story, the writing, the characters. Nothing about blew me away but it didn’t repel me either. Yasmin’s story was just published in April 2014 so great timing.

Ms. Chase if you’re reading this, I’m really interested in Elise (hint hint)
Funny enough Elise made a better supporting/secondary character than Yasnmin’s childhood bff Parker. So Elise should get her own book 🙂

4 Stars

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  • Reply
    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages
    May 15, 2014 at 13:26

    I loved this book! I do agree that I wish it were longer, but I adore Valerie’s writing. I’m reading the second book, With Every Breath, right now, and I love it already too! Great review. 🙂

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

    • Reply
      May 15, 2014 at 13:35

      I’m jealous! I’m really interested in Yasmin’s story. Tell me, is Elise in it?? I need to get a hold of it for myself.

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