The House on Saltwater Point was my first introduction to author Colleen Coble. A romantic suspense, The House on Saltwater Point threw together two people on a quest for the truth, even if that truth meant being at odds with one another.
Ellie Blackmore flips houses. When the house on Saltwater Point goes up for sale, she not only wants to fix it up, she wants to own it when it’s finished. But this dream is complicated when her sister goes missing and is presumed dead. Ellie doesn’t want to believe it, but the more evidence that piles up, the darker the outlook appears.
Grayson Bradshaw, an intelligence officer for the Coast Guard, comes to town on the heels of a terrorist and the invitation of a sister he didn’t know he had. Wrestling with the news he was adopted, Grayson tries to put the cacophony of emotions aside to focus on preventing disaster, which puts Ellie’s sister directly in his sights.
I enjoyed this story, which kept me guessing until the end. While the beginning felt forced, as if the author were trying to get all the characters in place so the story could start, once the plot began to move, it kept going until the end. Perhaps this hiccup was due to this book being the second in the Lavender Tides series.
The House on Saltwater Point was an enjoyable book and fun to read. It manages to mix lighthearted romance with dark pasts. Throw in the threat of a terrorist attack and it will leave a reader wondering whether the characters will make it out alive.
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