Fame and fortune arrived overnight and after months on the road with her singing tour, all Estelle craves is peace. Tired and ready for paradise, she travels to Fiji to recuperate.
Stubborn and surly, Galloway is avoided by most--which is exactly the way he likes it. However, he's done spending his life in regret and hopes to find redemption in the tropical wilderness.
Together, they board the flight that changes their fate forever. Crash landing on a deserted island, they not only have to figure out how to survive with no skills and daily dangers--learning how to fish, find water, and build shelter--but also inherit two children who look to them to keep them alive.
However, staying alive might be the least of Galloway and Estelle's problems. As days creep to months and rescue doesn't find them, their desire for each other ignites.
They started as strangers.
They grew to be friends.
They fought the desire to be lovers.
Lust can be the most beautiful thing. Love the most rewarding. But not on an island where life hangs by a thread and giving into temptation can kill you.
Can they survive being forgotten or will love be their ultimate undoing?
From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a timeless love story answering the question of what happens when everything is stripped away.
The basic premise is simple, how often do we ignore warning signs and make decisions we might live to regret? The choices we make in life whilst simple and straightforward at the time, can have huge repercussions. Estelle grabbed my attention right from the start as she stumbles through a journey that's clearly anything but boring! What opens up the storyline further is the introduction of Galloway, a man with secrets, but to further ramp up the tension, we are given dual points of view. Ms Winters keeps her readers on a knife’s edge with red herrings and then you just realise the inevitable is coming. Lost, marooned, and with new responsibilities how this couple survives is just the start of their emotional journey.
Okay, Unseen Messages was a long book and perhaps some readers might have preferred less but I understand that perhaps the author wanted us to experience the frustrations and trials that occur. There is tragedy here and it hits hard, unexpectedly, and then we move on. No dwelling on the actual demise but the reverberating pain hits hard and changes these characters forever.
Not what I expected and whilst there are scenes of passion, not particularly a sexy read. Life is precious and for living so don't hold back, choose to live! The human condition is explored here and what I take away from this story is that we are far more resilient then at times we realise.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.