When Meg Whitaker's father decides to sell the family's lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she's never had any interest in running the small fleet--or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness--she can't stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn't proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg--an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he's not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg's father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he'll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren't what they expected.

I liked Oliver. Without giving away too much of the story, I really liked who he was and how he acted and responded to Meg and all the things going on in her life. I felt Meg's struggles were real and liked reading how difficult things were for her. I’m not sure if someone would actually give up what she did to try do something that seems completely over her head. 

I don’t usually reach for contemporary books when given a choice, but I’d seen this series being talked about in author circles and thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did. The writing was great and the story was engaging. I will read more of her work in the future. 


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