Title: A Little Faith
Series: Ocean Beach #1
Author: Emma James
Release Date: October 9, 2014
But now it’s time to put my walls up, make them impenetrable.
It’s the only way to survive.
Six Years Later…
Harley, the protector. Retro, the straight shooter.
Keanu, the funny bone. Levi, the model. And Text, who can’t seem to find himself.
All their lives were permanently altered by one event.
With a pact made, these five best friends need something from Faith.
Is she ready now to give them what they have been waiting for?
Join Faith as she goes on an emotional and heartwarming discovery where all may not be what it seems.
But with every ending, comes a new beginning, a second chance.
You just gotta have A Little Faith...
Welcome to Ocean Beach.
So, I fully admit that I'm a lover of hot guy pics and can't pass up a hot guy on a book cover. So when I saw the picture to the right as promotion for the book, well...color me intrigued by all those hot guys. ;)
I'll be completely honest and say that the blurb didn't really tell me much about what this book was about. *blushing* I was completely drawn in by the dream casting pic. And I totally fell for Slade at first sight and he became the guy I was rooting for. He was also the only guy that was not listed in the description so I figured, by process of elimination, he's going to be the hero, the love interest of the heroine. Wrong. Nope, he was into a secondary character, the sister of Retro. I was beyond disappointed because a) he's hot, b) he's former military (which is hot), c) he's alpha (again...hot!), and d) that pic is just plain hot!
I won't go into to details and spoil it, but there's a traumatic event in the beginning of the book that changes the lives of Faith, Harley, Levi, Keanu, Retro and Jace aka Text. Each one of them has dealt with it in their own way and six years later, they're still coping. Each guy has secrets and slowly, over the course of the book, they reveal those to Faith as they all begin to heal.
Since Slade was ruled out of the romantic running, I started looking for a backup guy. All the guys were/are attracted to Faith but two really stuck out as possible relationships to me...Text and Harley. And I'm rooting for Harley. Don't get me wrong, Text seems like a great guy, but I love the way Faith is with Harley and the way he is with her. I think they'd be great together.
My biggest issue with the book was the ending. The book was going along just fine and all of a sudden, it stops with at To Be Continued and I really hate that. It had the worst cliffhanger ever!
My only other issue with the book was the cover. It just didn't work for me and I didn't feel like it represented the book as well as it could have.
So, my final rating is a 4 overall. The story was good but the cliffhanger really bothered me.
Emma James lives in Queensland, Australia with her smexi husband, three children and a big black Labrador. Life is busy and most entertaining in the James household. She often bounces ideas off her family and gets very creative responses. She loves to read as much as write. Daytime for writing, night time for reading.
Emma hopes to surprise you with her debut book, A Little Faith.