This book is, in a nutshell, about a girl who goes on vacation and finds her true self. Along the way, she meets a bartender who woos her and sweeps her off of her feet. Will a one-night (or eleven-night) stand turn into something more though? Hmm…good question.
Meet Erin (I have to say, it is AMAZING reading your own name as the main character) – Controlling and organized. I swear, you’ll be on her side in no time. Don’t let the negative characteristics scare you away. She’s just strong and independent. She knows what she wants from life and that’s the way it is. There’s nothing wrong with that, in my opinion. She’s definitely not your timid, innocent little heroine like we’re all used to though. For me, that made her stand out even more from the crowd. Watching Erin transform from the type of woman she was to whom she becomes was so enjoyable.
And then there’s Tyler. Tyler Tyler Tyler. I love him. Truly, honestly, seriously…I’m in LOVE with him. Tyler works as a bartender at his family-owned bar. He’s sexy, witty, charming, and hilarious. He’s romantic, and not at all what you think he is when you first meet him. He’s adorable but hot at the same time. I could keep going, so I’ll stop but you see what I’m saying. When I pick up a book and expect to love it, a Tyler Weston-type character is what I’m hoping will be unveiled in those pages. Basically…he’s IT. He’s everything we love. (Can I add that reading a line where he uses the name Erin felt like he was speaking to me?! Swoon)
Overall, this book is so carefree, lighthearted, and so funny. There are some intense moments that will break your heart, but for a large majority of the book, you’ll be giggling with delight. The writing is great. You’ll feel connected to these characters and their passion for one another. If I could give a book more than 5 stars, I would for Come Sundown. Chelsea Landon wrote a fantastic novel, and I can’t wait for book 2.
As a lot of you may remember, Chelsea Landon’s Something Worth Saving, had a very personal story to me. But it was also excellently written. You felt every emotion. It was an amazing book. When I heard about Come Sundown, I actually thought, could she do it again? Especially with a book that wasn’t as heavy and angsty as Something Worth Saving. And OMG she did! She totally did.
I LOVE THIS BOOK! There’s no other way to say it. I love this book enough to BEG Chelsea to write more about them. This book was not enough of Erin and Tyler, especially Tyler. Yum!
Erin is interesting. She isn’t your typical book heroine. And I think that’s what I love about her, oh and she’s named after my blog mate. That doesn’t hurt. She has OCD. Not crazy OCD but she likes things a certain way. She’s busy. She’s a bit crazy. She even schedules sex. Yup, she does. And she isn’t afraid to say she’s a bit crazy. Maybe not in so many words but she knows she has issues.
Tyler, OH Tyler! He is an island boy. He lives in the Bahamas. He’s laid back, cool, sexy but has a darkness/bad boy to him. And what a great combo those make. Oh, and he has amazing blue eyes. I want a real life Tyler. I do.
They meet in the Bahamas, where Tyler lives and Erin goes on vaca with her BFF Natalie and Natalie’s fiancé. Don’t worry about his name. He’s not worth remembering. First night there, Natalie abandons Erin to hang with her fiancé and Erin goes exploring, finding a bar right on the beach. She goes there looking for a one night stand and instead she finds Tyler, the bartender, and the rest is history. Lots of drunken history since the first night she asks him to make her every drinking imaginable.
This books is funny and sexy and just the right amount of angst without taking away the fun-ness of the book. I highly recommend it.
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