On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves #fiction #womensfiction #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review:

Heartwarming and Hopeful!

Anna is a 30-year-old English teacher hired to tutor 17-year-old T.J. for the summer.  The two are on their way to meet T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane has a heart attack and their plane crashes over the water somewhere near the Maldives.  T.J desperately searches and finds Anna injured and floating in the water.  Grabbing hold of her, he saves her life, and the two drift until they find an Island and so it begins.  

What starts as a story of survival, becomes a story of friendship and more, between this unlikely pair.  TJ is a cancer survivor.  If he can survive that, he can survive anything, even being stuck on a deserted island, and let’s face it, being “On the Island” with Anna doesn’t suck.  Anna’s life was adrift before becoming lost at sea, and now with a lot more time on her hands, and only one person to spend her days with, somehow life still has its complications.

As the days become months and then years, the two grow closer. It’s inevitable. Their friendship blossoms into something more and their life becomes what they make of it.  

“On the Island” the debut novel by Tracey Garvis Graves showcases that love can be found in the darndest of places and should be absent of judgment.  

This was a sweet, hopeful story of survival, friendship, love, and romance.  Having read “The Girl He Used to Know” a few years ago, it was great to see Tracey Garvis Graves’ progression in the contemporary romance genre.  I liked this book enough that I immediately grabbed another audiobook by this author “Heart-Shaped Hack” which I loved and am glad I decided to go back and read this author’s backlist.  If contemporary romance is your thing, I highly recommend checking out Ms. Garvis Graves’ novels.  

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