Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Uncharted an On The Island Novella

Title: Uncharted
Publisher: Dutton
Pub Date: July 2nd 2013
Author: Tracey Garvis-Graves
Received From: Dutton

Tracey Garvis Gravesand Anna and T.J.return in this
companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the

When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away 
from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from 
the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a piece of it. A 
remote uncharted island halfway around the world seemed like a perfectly logical 
place to get away from it all.

Calia Reed wasn't part of Owen's plans. 
The beautiful British girl—on holiday in the Maldives with her brother, 
James—made Owen wonder if getting away from it all might be a lot more enjoyable 
with a carefree girl who didn't know anything about the life he left 
behind. But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would 
go awry. Nor did he realize that a decision he made would have such a 
catastrophic effect on two passengers who boarded a plane in Chicago.
And when Owen shows up at Anna and T.J.'s door with an incredible story to tell, 
everyone involved will learn just how much their lives are 

If your a fan of  On The Island this is a companion piece you don't want to miss! I was so excited to jump into the lives of Anna and T.J. again. Let me tell you, this novella didn't disappoint one bit. Starting out with the new characters of Owen, who I immediately loved and wanted to reach out and hug. Calia and James who quite honestly I was a bit unsure of at first but grew to love.  Mainly my uncertainty was because let's be honest who is that adventurous? I know I am not. I found myself reading this story with Owen sharing about his personal time On The Island and filling in some blanks as if I was seeing a puzzle in my head being slowly put together! Connecting each and every dot for me is important sometimes. I don't want to spoil anything in the book, but questions are answered, new characters are drawing me in and above all I gasped at more than one point! Seeing the settled in life and love between Anna and T.J. and knowing just how different things could have been was a particular diamond in the rough inside this story! I give another 5 stars to Tracey Garvis-Graves for her great Novella. 

Bonus Feature. Check out a special preview of Covet at the end of this book. It's out in September and it was so good I still can't put my thoughts into words!