I am a huge fan of books that include animals in the storyline and I adore series books. Annette Mardis has done a fabulous job with the Gulf Shore Series of including animals (some of these scenes will induce the awe factor) and writing a fun series with characters that instantly became new friends to me.
Dani Davidson is one of those characters that I found an instant bond with. Dani is just a touch shy, independent lady with a job that she really enjoys.
Evan Sanders is a handsome guy that is just a touch shy as well. He's a wonderful photographer and does a great job of capturing the animals in their glory.
Dani is leading an educational tour at the shark tank when she and Evan first spot each other. Evan is photographing the sharks underwater and just happens to end up in a situation that is a bit breathtaking for Evan and for Dani.
Evan and Dani have an instant attraction to each other. Their relationship starts out as a friendship and gradually they grow closer and stronger feelings for each other much to their dismay at first. Then as their relationship is just flourishing they find obstacles they have to overcome. It doesn't help matters any that they have a trouble maker in their midst. I have to say there was a point when I really wanted to slap one of their co-workers and tell her to grow up.
Over all I LOVED this book! The storyline was entertaining and kept me captivated. The characters are charismatic, charming, and written so well that I quickly found "new friends". The animals are described well and certainly add into the storyline and also add in the cute factor. The aquarium where Dani and Evan work sounds like a place I would really enjoy visiting in person. I am so glad I have the rest of the series in my to be read pile so I may return and visit with everyone and see what Ms. Mardis has in store for us lucky readers in the next book in this series. Annette Mardis just found herself a permanent spot on my must read list.
I was given the opportunity to read this great story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it was my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on The Shore Thing.
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