Monday, June 18, 2012


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.

Not being a dancer and having never been on a cruise ship to anywhere, CARIBBEAN CROSSROADS, was a fun glimpse into a new adventure for me. I enjoyed getting to know Megan and Bryant, both good people being pulled in different directions for many reasons. I am partial to a story where a man is loyal to his family as well as to the woman he loves.  

Bryant is refreshing. He truly is the total package: handsome, charismatic, loyal, kind, reliable and wants to be Megan's friend. Bryant treats Megan well, in spite of the extremely mixed signals she sends him. 

Megan is a little stuck while trying to re-build her trust in men and her self-confidence. She has some trouble getting out of her own way. Many readers will relate to her struggles and if they share her issues, may find some good solutions to battle their own fears and come to their own rescue. 

When the dream summer cruise ends, I enjoyed reading as Megan and Bryant juggled their long-distance relationship, their well-intentioned friends and family, job responsibilities, and struggles with their own personal dilemmas.  

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 www.8basics.com/



Awesome review. It's fun to see what my friends think of the same books I've read. Thanks!

Post a Comment