Luck and Last Resorts is the second book in the series Love, Lists & Fancy Ships, which, of course, I didn’t know when I read it 🤦♀️ On the plus side, this can absolutely be read as a standalone, but I loved it so much, I’m definitely going back to read the first book!
This is a second chance romance told through present day and flashbacks where we learn about the various statuses of Nina and Ollie’s relationships. We get to flashback to when they first met, and to see how their love blossomed (and wilted).
Nina clearly has some issues with committing, and Ollie seems to be completely ready for a second chance. I really enjoyed seeing how their relationship developed originally and how Ollie tries to get Nina back in present day. I got to know each character, and I felt connected and invested in their stories individually and as a couple.
This is a great story for romance readers who enjoy that second chance at love and some great laughs along the way!
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They have a second chance at love, but there are some rough seas ahead in the new contemporary romance from the acclaimed author of Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships.
Commitment-phobe Nina Lejeune lives by two rules:
1. Always have fun.
2. Don’t rely on anyone but yourself.
The first rule is easy; the second, she’s only broken once.
Ten years after fleeing home, Nina is the chief stewardess on the super yacht Serendipity, single by choice, and perfectly content with how life has turned out.
But Nina’s ex-coworker and old flame, Irish chef Ollie Dunne, isn’t so happy with the status quo. One year after leaving yachting, he’s returned as the Serendipity’s chef with an ultimatum: if Nina continues to deny she’s in love with him by the end of this charter season, he’ll go back to Ireland for good.
Nina and Ollie’s shared secret from their past threatens to shipwreck not only their relationship, but the entire boat. But as their connection grows amidst chaotic guests and crew drama, could there be smooth sailing in their future?
Just the Facts:
Luck and Last Resorts by Sarah Grunder Ruiz
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: August 9, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.