I normally like to do full reviews of the books I read, especially those I get from publishers, but my laptop has been sent off for repair to stop me doing something like this
and I'm working on something only slightly more recent than this
so I think a little break in tradition is in order.
The Enchanted Island by Ellie O'Neill
Published by Simon & Schuster on November 1st 2015
Source: Review copy courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
Maeve O'Brien has got herself into some trouble. She's run out of credit on her cards and her best friend and room mate didn't appreciate it when she used her emergency card for a spot of botox and subsequently kicked her out. So when her boss offers her a job on a small, remote island, she jumps at the chance to get away. What she finds is a community shrouded in a mystery, where miracles happen at a cost. The locals aren't going to let anything change their island, and Maeve may get more than she's bargained for.
It took me quite a while to warm up to Maeve. Selfish and completely self absorbed, I just wasn't that interested in what would happen to her. Eventually it was the island itself that drew me in, and I wanted to find out its secret. The romance was well done, but because I didn't really care about Maeve, I wasn't that interested in whether she found her HEA.
If you don't mind an unlikeable protagonist, or like to see someone redeem themselves, then this might be more your cup of tea than it was mine.