Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Caribbean Crossroads by Connie Sokol

New college grad Megan McCormick just got dumped. Hard.

Swearing off men and relationships, Megan is coaxed into performing on a cruise ship where she meets the star performer, Bryant Johnson. Handsome and charismatic, he looks like trouble, but she can't deny the intense attraction between them.

Urged to find a wife and run the family lumber business, Bryant is torn between his family's expectations for his life and his own. However, when he meets spunky, but love-skittish Megan McCormick, settling down doesn't look so bad.

Just when Megan begins to trust again, and Bryant makes some big decisions regarding his future, her former fiance returns with a malicious surprise, taking Megan and Bryant to their own CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS.

Honestly, I can't help but be happy I had the chance to read this book.  I'm excited to be a part of this blog tour.  I knew just from looking at the cover that I would like this book.  The title, the blue colors, the beach and the cruise ship in the background?  Perfect!

This was a great "summer reading and the going is easy" kind of read.  Not just because I wish it were me cruising the ocean waters and visiting island beaches, well, yes it is.  I wish it were me.

Megan has been hurt.  She carries just a teensy bit of resentment and anger around with her.  It helps protect her bruised heart.  Yeah, sometimes I got a bit frustrated with Megan, especially toward the end when Bryant was trying SO hard.  I just wanted to throttle Megan.  But I didn't.  Because she is pretend.  But I always like when books can evoke real emotions in me.  I did feel for Megan and her horrible experience.  It was nice to feel her empowering moment when she finally clicked it all into place.

I might have a tiny crush on Bryant.  Oh, wait.  He's pretend.  Well, I still might have that crush going on.  I really liked him.

I think the whole time I was reading this book I had The Love Boat theme playing in my head.  :)  If you are too young to know The Love Boat show or it's theme song, that is so sad.  Here it is for your watching pleasure...
This was a fun read.  I really enjoyed it.  It was a clean, romantic read perfect for summer. You can find it at Amazon in paperback and kindle format.

About the author: Connie Sokol is a mother of seven—a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly TV contributor on KSL’s “Studio 5” and regular blogger for LDSLiving online. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is also the author of Motherhood Matters, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, and Life is Too Short for One Hair Color, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. Visit her website at or find her on Facebook.


  1. Looks like a fun read for summer! Thanks for the review! I love books that evoke real emotions!

  2. I just enter a giveaway to win this book! :D
    Ever since a read the blurb I'm already curios about this one, even more so after I read your review. Nice review, by the way :)

  3. Sounds like a fun read for the summer and beach time. i used to watch Love boat. A performer on a cruise ship , curious to find out the ending of this story : ]

  4. This sounds like a great summer/beach read. I have read a few books set on cruises and they always make me want to go on one, lol.


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