Sadie McNeil was scarred by a nasty oil burn on her stomach when she was a child. Everyone in her family knows about her scars, but Sadie has made them all swear not to tell her ex boyfriend, Callum, even though they don’t understand why she is suddenly ashamed of the way she looks and why she has run back home to live.
Callum doesn’t understand why Sadie has pushed him away. He took a job in Sadie’s town because he can’t get Sadie off of his mind and out of his heart, but she has been avoiding him. One night, he corners her in the local pub and end up on the beach in a darkened cave where Sadie figures out a way to consummate their love without showing any of her scars, but then she goes back to ignoring him. Not to be put off by Sadie’s attitude, Callum doesn’t give up on trying to convince her to confide in him and trust him with her secret. Can Sadie put her fears aside and let her heart be vulnerable to being broken and risk losing Callum because of her scars?
This was such a good story. I really enjoyed it. It had just the right amount of steam and was short enough to read in a little over an hour, but didn’t feel like the story suffered at all from not being told in enough detail. I give this book a 4.9 out of 5 stars and hope to read the other books in this series.