Release Date: October 8, 2019
Series: Paradise Book 2
Source: Audible, Purchase
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Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright Caribbean sunlight, in the follow-up to national bestseller Winter in Paradise A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too.
Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures.
Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.
This is the second installment in this series and it cannot be read as a standalone. While I enjoyed the first in the series and could not wait to find out what the heck was going on with Rosie and Russ (Irene’s double life leading husband) and how they met , what led up to their tragic deaths. I found Ayers to be annoying playing with two men at the same time and her inability to decide between the two, also falling time after time for her no good boyfriend (one of the two men, my least favorite character). Irene , Russ’s wife continues to remain strong in her quest fir answers and dealing with the FBI. I did like how some of the characters have formed a tight bond and help each other out. While I absolutely love the premise of this book and will definitely read the next and final in this series, I found this book a bit draggy filled with unrelated subplots. There is a cliffhanger at the end (of course) I would not expect anything else! While I had some issues with this book I did enjoy parts of it and look forward to the conclusion of this series when once and for all we find out who Russ really is.
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