by Donna K. Weaver
Series: Safe Harbors #2
Published by Emerald Arch Publishing
Publication Date June 16th 2014
Genres: Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Also in this series: A Change of Plans, Swing Vote, Kings Crossed Lovers
Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?
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This book is a pretty amazing follow-up to an amazing first book (A Change of Plans). While the first couple chapters are pretty violent and were hard for me to read, I have read other books by this author and knew that it would be worth while to press on. This story was so touching, dealing with Jori’s tormented past and the way he grew through it. Though the events of this book take place at the same time as the events of A Change of Plans so I already knew some of what was going to happen, it was told from a completely different perspective and the details from the other book were important, yet secondary to the events of this story.