by Christine S. Feldman
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: Sept 2014
Prudence Collier spent the better part of her reckless youth proving that she was not aptly named, and unfortunately she burned a few bridges in the process, including where her family is concerned. So when her long-estranged sister invites her to her destination wedding in the Virgin Islands, Prue leaps at the chance to mend at least one broken family relationship and prove that she’s a changed person.
Tucker Davies, on the other hand, has come to the islands for a very different reason: to stop the wedding. As a childhood friend of the groom, he has reason to believe that his friend is about to make a huge mistake and is intent on not letting that happen. One thing he didn’t count on, though, was going up against Prue.
Determined to make up for the past, Prue resolves to keep Tucker from interfering with her sister’s happiness in the present and is willing to go to any lengths necessary to do so. Any. And if that requires a few tiny deceptions here and there, the occasional brush with the local authorities, and perhaps even instigating a barroom brawl, so be it. A sister has to do what a sister has to do.
But so does a friend, and Tucker has no intention of backing down, no matter how aggravating or even—to his surprise—appealing Prudence Collier can be.
The war is on, and neither side believes they can afford to surrender.
Which is a shame, because they’re both beginning to suspect surrendering would be a lot of fun.
My Review: Prue is a lovely character. She has a past of her own and now has the chance to fix at least one thing. She is invited to her sisters wedding and hopes to make things right and they can get along and have a relationship. Prue just wants the chance to show she has changed and I love the strength she has.
So she heads off to the island the wedding is going to be on. She has a bump in the road when her car dies on her and just happens to run into Tucker. A guy comes a long and is good looking too. Maybe this is going to be a good time for her, heck he's even going to the same wedding! Oh wait, hes going to break up the wedding....okay so who knows which way this will go now.
It was fun watching her trying not be attracted to Tucker and reading the ways she tries to distract him. They are fun together and gets you in a fun mood reading about them. You had a beautiful beach and perfect everything for a wedding. So things should have gone perfectly right? Well, Tucker got his wish, there will be no wedding. The relationship that Prue was hoping for with her sister went downhill.
The book got you in a good mood and at that point had you emotional and you just want to get to a part where everything is light and fun again. The story was done perfectly and had me attached throughout. I really liked this book and would read more from Christine.