I fell in love with this story and these characters. In fact, Spindrift, by Anna Burke is a character reader’s dream. I am a character reader myself, and if I can’t connect with at least the main characters in a novel, I won’t enjoy reading it. Ms. Burke has done an amazing job creating and developing not only Morgan Donovan and Emilia Russo, the two main characters in this tale, but also the secondary characters. She made all of these characters real, with strengths and weaknesses just like all of us. They have good days and bad, quirks that would probably drive anyone around them crazy, and personalities that make them very loveable.
The story itself is quite angsty since both main characters have to deal with past heartbreak. Emilia especially is recovering from a mental breakdown caused by multiple traumas that includes her father’s death and burning out as a shelter veterinarian. Putting two vets, both recovering from past heartbreak, together as possible love interests gives the author endless possibilities for angst, and Ms. Burke takes full advantage of that. Add in the gorgeous seaside setting of a small town in Maine, and you have the perfect romantic tale.
This story could easily be turned into a series with several of the secondary characters. They are so well developed; you will fall in love with them too, just like I did. I’m pretty sure that’s what the author has planned. I will be the first in line to grab the books if she does.
If you love anguish-ridden romance with characters you can’t help but fall in love with, then this is definitely the book for you.
I received an ARC from Bywater Books for an honest review.