When Jaden Wilde’s girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal just months before he receives his master’s in counseling, he’s convinced that it’s cold feet. Until he learns that her no came at the advice of a new age “dream reader.” But Arsula’s hardly the woo-woo hippie his scholarly mind imagined. She’s charming, smart, and uncannily perceptive. And before long, he’s drawn to her—despite his ongoing skepticism for how her practice works.
Arsula’s intuitions led her to Birch Bay not to guide Jaden’s girlfriend—but to guide him to his best life possible. As the odd one out in an unsupportive family, Arsula can relate to the struggle to find one’s path, and she wants to see Jaden with the woman of his dreams. Although she’s cautious of being the rebound girl, what she’s starting to feel for him is too real to ignore.
When Jaden’s own volatile family issues come to a head and his doubts are made resoundingly clear, Arsula worries she’s misread the signs. Maybe they’re all wrong for each other. Maybe he should be with his ex. She’s supported him, but if he can’t believe in her, how will they ever find out if they’re truly meant to be?
This latest Birch Bay novel is one of my favorites. The love/hate chemistry between Arsula and Jaden is off the chart. While Jaden comes across as selfish and childish at times, he isn't off putting and his character develops well into someone I wanted Arsula to be with. Arsula is easy to love and while she seems to have everything together her own struggles with her family makes her the perfect balance with Jaden. This book is part of a series and the story might be hard to keep-up with if you haven't read the previous books, but the series is well written and almost leans a little more towards women's lit in substance with romance mixed in.
OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
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