Moonshell Beach-JoAnn Ross

Moonshell Beach

JoAnn Ross

Signet, Jul 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780451237385

 

Captain JT Douchett’s last mission as a Marine is the hardest he ever faced as he went ahead without a weapon to visit homes of fallen comrades.  Following this last heart-wrenching assignment in California, he heads home to Shelter Bay, Oregon where he does not want to go out on the boat with his father or brother that he loved to do before enlisting; instead he prefers to drink.

 

Famous Irish movie star Mary Joyce agrees to appear at the Shelter Bay film festival because of her fond childhood memories of the coastal town.  Her bodyguard is a stoic sourpuss JT.  They are attracted to one another, but his PTSD keeps him from acting on his feelings; as he knows love means watching someone else you care about die; but he never met anyone handle an outreach mission better than her with her selkie tales.

 

The latest Shelter Bay romance (see On Lavender Lane, One Summer and The Homecoming) is a wonderful contemporary starring a wounded warrior who knows he wants is to be left alone to not feel and a strong actress who goes after what she wants.  Their tango, enhanced by the townsfolk, makes for a warm tale of love healing the soul.

 

Harriet Klausner

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