Author: Kristen Terrette
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Moanna Island Series #3
Addie McHenry, restoration home builder extraordinaire, catches her big break when the House to Home network contracts her to film a reality TV show focusing on how she brings homes back to life. She sets her sights on one of the oldest on Moanna’s beach and has to risk everything just to get it.
Shane Armstrong moved from Savannah to his grandmother’s Moanna oceanside house when his world shattered five months before. He went on leave from his job as a Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, hopeful his grandmother’s peaceful street will help him heal. The reality TV show’s arrival threatens this serenity.
But the construction and camera crews are nothing compared to Addie herself. She’s tough as nails, challenging, and superbly bossy as she works to get her way. But she’s also kind, hardworking, and has a relationship with God Shane can’t begin to understand.
With each encounter, Shane’s walls start to crumble as Addie brings more than just the historical home back to life, but him as well. Addie tries desperately not to enjoy spending time with the irritable and scowling boy from next door. He hides his heartache well, but she sees it there behind his prickly exterior. Soon she begins to uncover the sacrificial hero underneath the façade.
With both of them only temporary residents on Moanna Island, their thin ice relationship crashes to a halt. Can Shane return to his risky job with the Coast Guard? Does he even want to? And can Addie let him go and follow her dreams even when tragedy strikes?
Reviewer: Edwina Cowgill
In Kristen Terrette's third book, "Morning Star", of the Moanna Island Series, she ramps up the romance, the danger and excitement.
Sparks fly, although at first, they're more sparks of irritation than attraction when Shane Armstrong and Addie McHenry meet. Shane has come home to his grandmother's house to recover from a tragic job-site accident, knowing he will have peace and quiet there. It's anything but that when he pulls onto his grandmother's street and can't get into her driveway.
Addie McHenry has taken over the house next to Shane's grandmother's to remodel it for a TV home-makeover reality show. Cars, vans, and trucks are parked up and down the street and even a camper is parked in the driveway of the house being renovated. The noise level is about to break the sound barrier. So much for peace and quiet!
This book has all the great qualities of a good Christian romance. God plays a major role in this story, but there's also plenty of heart-pounding romance and edge-of-your-seat danger.
I give this book my highest recommendation and a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
I was not paid for this review and the opinion expressed is strictly my own.