Environmental science student Creena Arbre likes warm baths and fluffy slippers. Oh, and she also wants to save the planet. When a once-in-a-lifetime job on a tropical island comes up, she eagerly packs her parrot flip-flops and sets off.
Expecting cocktails with tiny umbrellas and singing at dawn, Creena isn’t at all prepared to be stranded in the middle of the ocean on an island supposedly haunted by tree spirits!
During her time on the island, Creena finds hidden strengths she didn’t know she possessed, and unusual ways of making friends. She even makes a scientific discovery about trees the world would love to know.
If she feels a little chilly at night, that’s only to be expected—everyone wants someone to snuggle with at the end of the day. And if she starts talking to the turtles, it’s no different than any pet owner—right?
Despite Creena’s strength and resilience, the cracks start to show.
Right on cue, redhead Gelly Grint zooms in on a rescue boat, bringing the promise of home, food, and everything Creena has missed. They soon get acquainted, and the island starts to look like a lover’s paradise.
What of Creena’s research? Can she do what she came for?
Some promises can never be broken.
3 out of 5 (good)
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I'm not sure how I feel about this book it seems rather rushed if I'm honest.
It's written extremely well from the Creena's point of view but it seems like it's lacking elsewhere, fair enough she gets shipwrecked but then next thing you know it's 2 years on from the accident and she knows all this stuff you don't find out how she's made her discoveries. It would have made for a more interesting read I personally think to know how she came about being able to do the things she did.
The ending is also very sudden it's almost like you're running and then smack into a wall that kind of feeling. I was ready for another chapter or an epilogue or something, not just that's it, we're done.
It's an okay read.
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