After a traumatic fall, nature photographer Alejandro Miranda is forced to convalesce in Key West–the hometown he hasn’t returned to since a falling out with his father. Alejandro now has to confront everything he left behind, including his high school love Anamaría Navarro. The pair have no plans for a second chance romance but their meddling families have different ideas.
I found this book pretty boring and it was such a letdown because I enjoyed the first one so much that I requested an ARC of this one. The relationship between Alejandro and Annamaría felt flat and their individual story arcs felt underdeveloped. At the 30% mark, I was still working with the same information I had from the first five pages.
I think the key to a second chance romance is to show some kind of development with the characters or the relationship and there is just none of that here. They broke up mainly because Alejandro wanted to travel the world and she wanted to stay in Key West and it’s just never resolved by the time we get to the HEA. And the tension between Alejandro and his Dad is fixed in via Deus ex Machina.
There is also some potentially problematic stuff around how Alejandro’s injury is treated. He is temporarily in a wheelchair and is constantly hostile about it, at one point calling it a baby stroller. By the end of the book he’s walking but we never see how he got there.
I am still interested enough to check out the rest of this series but this installment was a disappointment.