Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz description:
Eclipse Bay has grown and flourished on the rugged Oregon coast, where the shore can be rocky and forbidding, full of sharp cliffs and hidden coves. Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz, this small town is also filled with secrets as treacherous as the landscape and rivalries as fierce as an ocean storm.
Their grandfathers hated each other.
Their fathers hated each other.
And as the next generation of the Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte, a successful wedding consultant with a skeptical view of marriage, remembers the long-ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just “that disreputable Madison boy.” And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah’s fierce spirit was stronger than any feud and saved him from near-certain imprisonment.
Now reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families. And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing?
They don’t hate each other. Not at all
The cover may suck, but the book is pretty great… like all her books it is so much more than just a romance novel… the constant anticipation of what would happen next keeps you reading long into the night… and as it’s pointed out several times in the story, this is the story of romeo and juliet but with a happier ending… but it’s more than just 2 people that come from feuding families… Rafe was accused of murder 8 years ago and was only kept from jail by Hannah’s alibi for him… now they’ve returned to Eclipse Bay because Hannah’s quirky aunt left her property to both of them in the hopes it’ll draw them together… but in the fight over who get’s what suddenly the real murderer is trying to scare them off for fear of what they might uncover… which of course drives them to uncover the truth while everyone is thinking that they were the ones who covered up the truth all along… this book was sweet and funny and exciting… and I have to say Hannah’s dog, Winston, just made the story complete… I loved it and anyone that likes this author or even this genre is sure to love it too…