Rum Punch Regrets by Anne Kemp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In just a few short weeks, thirty something Abby George has endured the death of
her mother, was dumped by her fiancé, and got laid off from her
Stunned and seeking a shoulder to cry on, she turns to her perfect
older sister, Leigh. But instead of comfort, Abby receives a surprise: Leigh
needs her in the Caribbean to help with some mysterious personal
While assisting in the sale and repair of a bed-and-breakfast,
Abby uncovers a few huge family secrets as she juggles an unexpected roommate,
quirky locals, and nasty centipedes.
Abby's world is further complicated
when two potential suitors enter her life. Can Abby get beyond her own psycho
drama long enough to open her heart to someone new? Or will she neurotically
make her romantic life worse?
Packing nothing but her suitcases and a
sense of humor, Abby George travels down an unfamiliar road, but it's all she
can do to hang on for the ride...
Or will she wake up with "Rum Punch
This was an interesting story. I think Abby may be a tad more easy going than I am to just flow with all the things that happen to her in this book, like ending up on an air mattress in an alcove of a strange man's house, next to a stinky cat litter box. The characters were well written, not all likeable, but certainly entertaining. The description of island life on island time had me daydreaming, and I could picture it in my mind. The dynamic of Abby and Leigh's relationship was difficult, since I don't have those issues with my own sister. I felt bad for her, but was glad she finally stood up for herself and asserted what she wanted and stated her confidence in her abilities to get it done. The end of the book wasn't really an ending. It was left hanging for the next installment, I am sure. I wouldn't mind reading the next book to find out where her love interests end up because even though she is beginning a relationship with Andrew, the real heat is being put on by J.D. as the book winds down. Even if she doesn't end up with him, J.D. is certainly going to stir up some trouble for her and Andrew.
I would recommend this read. I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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