Madison’s heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything. In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill her brother’s dream of winning the town’s annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast. Beckett O’Reilly knows Madison is out of his league, but someone neglected to tell his heart. Now she needs his help—and he’ll give it, because he owes her far more than she’ll ever know. Madison will do anything—even work with the infamous Beckett O’Reilly—to reach her goal. And as much as she’d like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As summer wanes, her feelings for him grow and a fledgling faith takes root in her heart. But Beckett harbors a secret that will test the limits of their new love. Can their romance survive summer’s challenges? And will achieving her brother’s dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?
This is the third Denise Hunter book I have read. No, wait, I did not read the book. I listened to it. Julie Lyles Carr was the reader and I have to say, she did a nice job. My two younger sisters and I listened to the book together. The youngest sister said she did not want to listen to this book but ended up listening to it, without complaint. To be perfectly honest, I might have fallen a sleep a few times while listening but, if I missed any, I caught myself up by re-listening, reading the parts I missed in the book, or asking my youngest sister (and she didn’t even want to listen to it but she did!).
The book was good. It was a little sad because both of the character were struggling with depression and guilt. It was a story that showed that when you are struggling with something, whether it guilt or depression, you need to get help. Both of the character need to see a counselor, in my own opinion. Everything else about the book was good. I would call this book a binge read. It was easy to listen to and not that long. Why the word binge? Well, it is because I wanted to know the ending and could not wait to listen when I got the chance. I am also intrigued with the other books in this series, since many of the characters from the other books played a part in this one.
Anyway, I would recommend this audio book. The reader did an excellent job and Denise Hunter invented a cute story. I am looking forward to reading a few more of her books. Do you have a favorite, if so, which Denise Hunter book do you recommend?
Title: Barefoot Summer
Author and her website: Denise Hunter
Reading Resolution 45: Listen to an entire book on CD.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.