Shelter by the Sea - Elena Aitken

Shelter by the Sea

By Elena Aitken

  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 24 Ratings)

Description

He’s determined to leave his past behind. She’s committed to a new and better future. But a guarded heart and an inability to trust may be too much to overcome, even in paradise. 

A mountain man through and through, Archer Wolfe never imagined he’d be willing to give up rocky peaks and pine trees for white beaches and rainforests. But sometimes leaving your life behind to start over where nobody knows you is the only solution. And that’s exactly what he’s trying to do and the pretty little blond in the tight tank top just might be the person to help him stay. Working together to run a charter business on her sailboat seems like the perfect solution for both of them, at least it would be if he could convince her to give in to the growing heat between them because it’s only getting harder to ignore the attraction between them that’s quickly becoming more than just physical. 

Cass Cutler’s life is full—of nothing. Unless you count a dead end job and a pathetic excuse for a relationship with her boss—and she doesn’t. So when she gets word that her father, whom she hasn’t seen in twenty years, is presumed dead, and she’s the new owner of his yacht located in Panama, she jumps at the chance for a change. And what better place for a new start than the picture perfect beaches and crystal clear water of the San Blas Islands, especially when they come complete with a unreasonably gorgeous man who’s become the star of Cass’s very naughty dreams. And her dreams are exactly where he should stay, because the last thing Cass wants or needs, is another man in her life who’s just going to leave. Now all Cass needs to do is a figure out a way to keep their increasing attraction from distracting her as she attempts to save her inheritance—and her heart—before she loses everything. 

Reviews

  • Good read

    4
    By ledoss
    The first in this series. Ms. Aitken has written an enjoyable read. One character is a spin off from a earlier series. Steam and story keeps the entertainment alive. Good read.
  • Looking forward to more Destination Paradise

    3
    By KAL167
    While I love Archer and have since we first met him, I did not immediately like Cass. I know she had problems from her past and was trying to come to terms with her father's disappearance, but she and Archer definitely have chemistry and it annoyed me a bit at how she treated him. The other characters in the book provided some interesting moments. In the end everything works out and Cass did grow on me a bit. Overall I liked the book, but I also wish there had been an epilogue so that we could have seen what happened later and if Cass ever got to meet Archer's friends from Canada. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • Shelter By the Sea

    5
    By Eileen A-W
    Shelter by the Sea by Elena Aitken is the first book in her new Destination Paradise series. We begin this story with Cass Cutler arriving in Panama after leaving her life in Seattle. She is on a mission to find out what happened to her father, who has been missing for three years. Archer Wolfe was a chef for Samantha Burke’s bar in Cedar Springs, in Canada, where Ms. Aitken’s The Springs series takes place. Archer was given the trip to Panama as a gift from Samantha. Once there, Archer decided he wanted to travel more before, or if, he returned to Canada. These two, Cass and Archer are both loss souls. Both need to find a purpose for themselves. To find out who they really were. Cass learns that her father left his boat behind when he disappeared. Her dad had left Cass when she was a young teenager and believed that this was just more of his disappearing act. Cass and Archer work together to run a charter business on her sailboat. This was the perfect solution for both of them. The attraction between the two grows as they work together. Cass needs to learn that she can trust Archer, that he will not leave her, like her father did. This was a fun and entertaining story with likeable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
  • Cass & Archer

    4
    By kastan man
    Archer Wolfe never imagined he’d be willing to give up rocky peaks and pine trees for white beaches and rain forests. But sometimes leaving your life behind to start over where nobody knows you is the only solution. And that’s exactly what he’s trying to do and the pretty little blond in the tight tank top just might be the person to help him stay. Working together to run a charter business on her sailboat seems like the perfect solution for both of them, at least it would be if he could convince her to give in to the growing heat between them because it’s only getting harder to ignore the attraction between them that’s quickly becoming more than just physical. Cass Cutler’s life is full—of nothing. Unless you count a dead end job and a pathetic excuse for a relationship with her boss—and she doesn’t. So when she gets word that her father, whom she hasn’t seen in twenty years, is presumed dead, and she’s the new owner of his yacht located in Panama, she jumps at the chance for a change. And what better place for a new start than the picture perfect beaches and crystal clear water of the San Blas Islands, especially when they come complete with a unreasonably gorgeous man who’s become the star of Cass’s very naughty dreams. But the last thing Cass wants or needs, is another man in her life who’s just going to leave. Now all Cass needs to do is a figure out a way to keep their increasing attraction from distracting her as she attempts to save her inheritance—and her heart—before she loses everything. Both are looking for fulfillment in a new life, but Cass is closed off to any new relationships. Archer is searching for what he wants and begins to realize Cass is becoming more important to him with every day. He only needs to convince her of that. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Amazing read!!

    5
    By Karry Mayes Birnley
    I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review. I am so glad Archer finally got his story, and what a story it was! Cass is a great choice for him. She's spunky and feisty. She has a soft side, and a hard side. She's been through a lot and is still kicking. I bet these two will have an awesome adventure in life together.
  • Archer and Cass!

    5
    By Xiaguan2014
    Great story that finally gives us Archer's story! Archer is a great guy who is a bit lost. I really enjoyed this story..esp the setting....fun quick read great for a beach treat!
  • Archer has met his match

    5
    By LuLu252315
    To me, Archer was a little scruff and tuff around the edges in the other series. This book, however, shows just how open and compassionate and loving he really is. Cass has a hard obstacle to overcome in finding her father. Arriving in Panama, not knowing anyone, and not having anywhere to stay would unnerve anyone. But the strong willed character Cass is allows her to move past that. Cass has one question and needs answers to it before she can move on with her life. Where is her father? But, will she be all alone in the end to discover where her father is? Highly recommend this book as well as Elena. Love being on her ARC list. She's an amazing author and could totally see being friends with her should we live closer. Kudos Elena!!
  • Great Romance!

    4
    By Lori Payer
    I loved Elena Aitken's new book! It is the first in this series and I'm most definitely going to read more in the future. I was given an ARC for an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
  • Awesome love story

    5
    By Kris Woltzen
    Loved Archer story so glad he is finally finding his place in life and that Cass was also able to find hers. Love the new series that Elena is starting up with the Destination Paradise and the new characters being introduced. Love the little bit of mystery and a lot of romance well written Elena I can not wait for more to see where everyone goes. Castle Mountain and Stone Summit need to come for a holiday.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By JLKeniston
    Cass Cutler was on a mission to find out what happened to her father in Panama. He owned a ship that was left abandoned for 3 years with no trace of her dad. Her trip through this beautiful country was easily imagined by the great writing of Elena Aitkens. Cass met Archer in the most unconventional, yet funny way! Their friendship soon grew but neither one of them trusted their feelings thinking the other would soon leave. Archer was from Canada trying to find himself as was Cass but for different reasons. What a beautiful place to find themselves together and also find the love they were both seeking. Such a great book!

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