Review – Waylaid by Sarina Bowen

Posted July 20, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 11 Comments

I received this book for free from the Author, Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Waylaid by Sarina BowenWaylaid by Sarina Bowen
Narrator: Callie Dalton, Zachary Webber
Series: True North #8
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on July 20, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author, Publisher
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four-stars

It’s a tale as old as time: the bad boy meets the good girl. He makes a daring proposition. Then the boy gets a mysterious head injury and loses a year of his life…

The first time I meet Rickie, I don’t know what to make of him. The second time we meet, he doesn’t remember the six hours we spent together. Or standing me up afterward.

I’m not the same, either. I’ve got secrets. I’ve told lies. Bad boys aren’t my type, anyway. Even the ones with troubled gray eyes.

But now we’re roommates. Cue the awkward moments in the hallway when he’s wearing only a towel and a smile. He’s determined to win me over, and his talented hands weaken my resolve.

It’s all fun and games until my past rears its ugly head and his secrets come to light, shaking our fragile connection, maybe even breaking it…

Note: this is Daphne Shipley's story. Contents include Vermonty ice cream flavors, nerdy awkwardness, tattoos, and a playboy grandpa.

I had a great time with this book! I have become a huge fan of Sarina Bowen’s work in recent years so I was really eager to dive into this newest installment in the True North series. I went into this book with really high expectations since I have loved each of the books in the series that I have read thus far and I was not disappointed. This is the 8th book in the True North series but it can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Once I started listening to this book I found it almost impossible to put my headphones aside.

This book tells Daphne and Rickie’s story. Daphne and Rickie have a bit of history together but Rickie doesn’t remember it. Daphne knows that Rickie stood her up for the date that they had planned but she doesn’t know that he suffered memory loss as a result of an injury. With Rickie working at the farm, their paths seem to keep crossing and they are both just as drawn to each other as ever. I loved getting to see them get to know each other and I really thought that they seemed like they fit perfectly together. They both have things from their past that they need to work through but they seem to gain strength from each other.

Callie Dalton and Zachary Webber did a fantastic job with the narration. I have enjoyed Zachary Webber’s work before but I think that this was my first experience with Callie Dalton. I thought that each of the narrators brought their characters to life and I loved how much emotion that they were able to add to the story. I know that their narration added to my overall enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this book was very well done. I quickly fell in love with the characters and wanted to see things work out for them but I was equally curious about what really happened to cause Rickie to lose his memory. I cannot wait to read more of Sarina Bowen’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list sixteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

11 responses to “Review – Waylaid by Sarina Bowen

  1. Debbie Haupt

    Oh she’s a new to me author but I think I would like this series too. Thanks

  2. It has been far too long since I’ve read a fun romance and this sounds like a great read. I’ve never tried anything by this author but I definitely want to give her books a try! This sounds fun!