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Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart
Contemporary Romance – Stand Alone
July 31, 2018
The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.
We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor.
Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars…until we both got swept away.
5 ‘Stars and miracles’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I mean.. who is even surprised about this? If you know me at all, you know I am a massive fan of Kate Stewart. I love everything about her stories. I love how different they are from everything else I read and I love how they make me feel. Someone Else’s Ocean is another of her epic love stories, another romance that checked all my boxes and that gripped me from the very start. Kate’s writing and marvelous characters just do it for me, every single time. I can’t help but love everything this extremely talented woman writes!
So, Someone Else’s Ocean is Kate Stewart’s newest standalone contemporary romance novel and it is an absolutely beautiful piece of writing that you don’t want to miss, trust me. Koti Vaughn is recovering from her past experiences in the tranquility of St. Thomas and very far away from her previous life in New York. Enter Ian Kemp, a recently divorced man who has a daughter he absolutely adores and he just discovered something that has destroyed him. He escapes his reality on St. Thomas and there he reconnects with his childhood friend, Koti. Yes, he is decided to be an asshole to her and to keep her away but, of course, they will end up giving us another beautiful and grand love story.
“This place,” he said low before shifting his gaze to mine, “I never really appreciated how beautiful it was until now.”
I really don’t know how Kate does it. Seriously. The stories she writes are so fresh, exquisitely written and full of emotions. Her characters are deep and complex, with plenty of layers and you just want to peel all of them to get to the bottom of everything. Koti and Ian have a long story together. They were childhood friends, they had a especial connection but now it doesn’t feel that way (not at the start). Both have many issues to recover from. Will they find themselves again? Will they do it together or apart? Of course, when chemistry and love gets in the way..
I took a step back as he caged me on my porch. “For what?”
“For what I’m about to do to you.”
Yes, here is the thing about Kate’s characters. Besides having all those wonderful layers, when it comes to chemistry between the main couple it’s just combustible. Ian keeps fighting against that chemistry and the new feelings he is starting to feel towards Koti. Obviously, in the end, that connection is impossible to stop. These two together are absolutely mind-blowing. Their scenes are passionate, intense, smoking hot and extremely emotional. I loved seeing their relationship grow, I love how they have to keep fighting for it (because they love each other so much) and I really adored the bond they share with Ella (Ian’s daughter). Also, that ending! Gah, I cried so much but it was so worth it!
Sometimes what’s meant to be isn’t written in the stars, instead it’s a journey on the path less traveled without a map of guidance, without certainty.
Therefore, my rating for Someone Else’s Ocean is 5 STARS because, again, Kate Stewart delivered another excellent love story that will get you hooked from start to finish. Ian and Koti are such a beautiful characters and just outstanding people on their own too. Their connection will make you melt all over the place and you’ll feel every emotion with them too because their love story is just that epic! And yes, I am so excited Kate is writing Jasmine’s story because I am definitely curious to see who steals her heart! So, congrats to Kate for another unique and outstanding love story that, of course, I highly recommend reading.
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Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse.
Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader.
A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.