Undertow

Undertow[Reading] ➶ Undertow Author Lara Hays – Bluevapours.co.uk The life she always thought she would have or a new life she is just starting to imagine Two paths lay before Tessa Monroe as she arrives in colonial St Kitts with her dashing rescuer, the former pira The life she always thought she would have or a new life she is just starting to imagine Two paths lay before Tessa Monroe as she arrives in colonial St Kitts with her dashing rescuer, the former pirate Nicholas Holladay Everything should be perfect, but her worlds are colliding In the spellbinding sequel to Oceanswept, Tessa finds a tempting new future with a handsome baron unfolding before her on sunny St Kitts while Nicholas discovers that the past he was so eager to leave behind isn t quite through with him yet.

Born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Lara is the youngest of five children She had to be pretty dramatic to get any attention whatsoever She has since learned to channel her theatrics into writingAt age seventeen, Lara s poetry and a short story was published in an anthology of teen writers For the past seven years, Lara has utilized her writing skills as a technical writer and creative copywriterLara holds a degree in psychology from the University of Idaho She lives in southeast Idaho with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, cat, and ghost cat She is a blogger, adoption advocate, brownie lover, and Oreo haterShe is the author of the young adult historical romance OCEANSWEPT and is currently working on its sequel.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • Undertow
  • Lara Hays
  • English
  • 07 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Undertow

  1. Kal ★ Reader Voracious says:

    Where Oceanswept was a fun and carefree adventure story, Undertow iscomplicated and heartbreaking Tessa and Nichaolas relationship was easy and effortless on the sea, but when they return to land and the expectations of high society tug on their emotions and patience Tessa struggles to reconcile who she has become with who society expects her to be, and Nicholas struggles to be the man he wishes to be But unfortunately the past and greater political machinations come into play and toy Where Oceanswept was a fun and carefree adventure story, Undertow iscomplicated and heartbreaking Tessa and Nichaolas relationship was easy and effortless on the sea, but when they return to land and the expectations of high society tug on their emotions and patience Tessa struggles to reconcile who she has become with who society expects her to be, and Nicholas struggles to be the man he wishes to be But unfortunately the past and greater political machinations come into play and toy with our main characters and their touching relationship I think this is a book that I fellin love with while re reading as acritical reader, although I didn t even rate it when I first read it in 2014 You may know that romance is not one of my preferred genres, but this Historical Romance second in series surpasses the first book in every way The characters, all of them, are complex and interesting, the romance and love triangle tugs at my heartstrings, and I am still very much in need of the final book

  2. Kayla says:

    An okay sequel but I wantedfrom this book

  3. E.V. Fairfall says:

    I absolutely loved this book Of all the books I ve read, I rarely have an increasing love as the story continues Undertow takes the relationship of Nicholas and Tessa from Oceanswept and tests their bonds through what is expected in society and what is as expected in a life at sea With jealousy, pride, and poor luck, these two find each other again and again in a way that has the reader gripping their kindle forcefully During this book Ithan once had to set it down and walk away, beg I absolutely loved this book Of all the books I ve read, I rarely have an increasing love as the story continues Undertow takes the relationship of Nicholas and Tessa from Oceanswept and tests their bonds through what is expected in society and what is as expected in a life at sea With jealousy, pride, and poor luck, these two find each other again and again in a way that has the reader gripping their kindle forcefully During this book Ithan once had to set it down and walk away, begging my husband to read while I freaked out from the anticipation tearing at my insides This book is a fun, easy read that has you coming back for accurately it has you staying up late into the night waiting for reconciliation It was a fantastic book to end on the start of a new year and I can not wait for the final book in the trilogy

  4. Rachel Skousen says:

    I just finished reading Undertow this morning It broke my heart, and it will break yours too Undertow is a well crafted and well written and well researched book You ll get lost in the world, sucked into the lives of all the characters You ll be frustrated and torn and frightened and desperate and heart broken And when you get to the end of Undertow, you ll be dying for the final book in the trilogy Oceanswept was a lot of fun, but Undertow takes the series to a whole new level You won t I just finished reading Undertow this morning It broke my heart, and it will break yours too Undertow is a well crafted and well written and well researched book You ll get lost in the world, sucked into the lives of all the characters You ll be frustrated and torn and frightened and desperate and heart broken And when you get to the end of Undertow, you ll be dying for the final book in the trilogy Oceanswept was a lot of fun, but Undertow takes the series to a whole new level You won t want to miss it I so desperately want this to series to be made into a movie or three

  5. Rene& says:

    Dang it Lara Hays, what have you done to me There I was, all set to give the first half of this book a nice cozy 3.5 stars for it s well written proper romance setting The love triangle The he said, she said, love hate relationship Proper this and proper that It was all very well done, just not my favorite genre I live for action, adventure and fantasy I ve never been a big romance fan Had this been another author I may have even given up a little But then almost halfway through the sto Dang it Lara Hays, what have you done to me There I was, all set to give the first half of this book a nice cozy 3.5 stars for it s well written proper romance setting The love triangle The he said, she said, love hate relationship Proper this and proper that It was all very well done, just not my favorite genre I live for action, adventure and fantasy I ve never been a big romance fan Had this been another author I may have even given up a little But then almost halfway through the story I read a certain scene between Tessa and Nicholas And reread it And read it again And suddenly everything took to life and Tessa and Nicholas were no longer characters but real people that I absolutely HAD to follow and find out what would happen And the last few chapters Oooohhhhh, those last few chapters Why Lara Why Why Why So sad, so beautiful I found myself gasping in disbelief Crying tears of disbelief Why Why Why Now, I totally wish I could give this book 6 or 7 stars Can t wait for the third installment

  6. Lisa Shambrook says:

    In her second full length novel in the Oceanswept Chronicles, Hays takes you across the oceans to the stifling heat of the Caribbean You ll find Tessa Monroe fighting to save Nicholas from the death penalty As Tessa comes to terms with her new sumptuous surroundings, Nicholas finds himself alienated and lost Can they escape the trappings of wealth and find romance The first half of the book is a low key romantic triangle and simmers with restraint, but when you begin the second half you will In her second full length novel in the Oceanswept Chronicles, Hays takes you across the oceans to the stifling heat of the Caribbean You ll find Tessa Monroe fighting to save Nicholas from the death penalty As Tessa comes to terms with her new sumptuous surroundings, Nicholas finds himself alienated and lost Can they escape the trappings of wealth and find romance The first half of the book is a low key romantic triangle and simmers with restraint, but when you begin the second half you will be consumed by a riveting pirate adventure and reams of passion.As the protagonists embark on the high seas, I was carried along upon the churning tumultuous waves, unable to put the book down I was swept right along to a heart stopping finale and true heartbreak Hays paints beautiful imagery with her words, drawing you into a heart stopping adventure with ease and accuracy This is a ship I want to set sail on, and I wait with bated breath to discoverin the Oceanswept Chronicles

  7. Louise says:

    I am not one for Love stories But this book is great I really loved it In this second instalment, we watch Tessa trying to so hard to reconcile her old life, as a Lady with her knew found sense of self For a modern woman, with every avenue open to me, I will admit, It s difficult to read at times You just want to yell at her for staying within the confines of her societies rules But it only lasts for a second and you can t help but plead silently for her to be able to get through the tria I am not one for Love stories But this book is great I really loved it In this second instalment, we watch Tessa trying to so hard to reconcile her old life, as a Lady with her knew found sense of self For a modern woman, with every avenue open to me, I will admit, It s difficult to read at times You just want to yell at her for staying within the confines of her societies rules But it only lasts for a second and you can t help but plead silently for her to be able to get through the trials she going through You very much feel her frustration at not being able to get her point across and can understand why things happen the way they do I LOVE that in this book she iscapable of standing up for herself It s lovely to watch her grow as a person I will say this book left me at it s mercy and by the end had a lump in my throat the size of a melon It s so very beautiful and heartfelt and achingly sad I can t wait to read the next one

  8. Meagan says:

    After finishing Oceanswept I was chomping at the bit to read the sequel and it did not disappoint This book goes in directions I was not expecting, author Lara Hays spins a spellbinding tale for the main characters Tessa and Nicolas There are many new and returning characters along with my personal favorite, Skid Hays kept me enthralled, on the edge of my seat, and staying up WAY past my bedtime with this trilling adventure of saving the Caribbean as Tessa and Nicolas know it, keeping two After finishing Oceanswept I was chomping at the bit to read the sequel and it did not disappoint This book goes in directions I was not expecting, author Lara Hays spins a spellbinding tale for the main characters Tessa and Nicolas There are many new and returning characters along with my personal favorite, Skid Hays kept me enthralled, on the edge of my seat, and staying up WAY past my bedtime with this trilling adventure of saving the Caribbean as Tessa and Nicolas know it, keeping two well known countries from the brink of war, and the evolving of romances is unexpected This book will have you laughing, crying, frustrated and ecstatic I can t wait to read the final book in the series and see how Hays brings it all together Read it

  9. Ashley says:

    Undertow is the perfect addition to the Oceanswept series I escaped into the world of St Kitts with the classy high end fashion, decor of the parties and the respectable mannerisms of the 1800s You can see Tessa continue to develop into a witty minded woman who isn t afraid of leaving the comforts of her estate any There were moments of heartache and times I was on the edge of my chair I can t wait to see if Nicholas and Tessa s passion for each other will be strong enough to conquer th Undertow is the perfect addition to the Oceanswept series I escaped into the world of St Kitts with the classy high end fashion, decor of the parties and the respectable mannerisms of the 1800s You can see Tessa continue to develop into a witty minded woman who isn t afraid of leaving the comforts of her estate any There were moments of heartache and times I was on the edge of my chair I can t wait to see if Nicholas and Tessa s passion for each other will be strong enough to conquer the obstacles in their way

  10. Tresan says:

    Whew The ending was a doozy That last scene, I cried Although it touched me, all the problems in this book is a bit too over the top This series has kind of frustrated me I loved the idea, but Tessa drives me nuts sometimes Especially in this second book, it was just too much drama I am excited to read the next one though I do love the story of Tessa and Nicholas, I just wish it was a bitbelievable and had less theatrics But hey, it fits the genre of clean romance which I can appr Whew The ending was a doozy That last scene, I cried Although it touched me, all the problems in this book is a bit too over the top This series has kind of frustrated me I loved the idea, but Tessa drives me nuts sometimes Especially in this second book, it was just too much drama I am excited to read the next one though I do love the story of Tessa and Nicholas, I just wish it was a bitbelievable and had less theatrics But hey, it fits the genre of clean romance which I can appreciate

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