Review: Someone Else's Ocean, Kate Stewart

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Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
July 31, 2018
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The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart. 

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.


With every Kate Stewart book I read, I fall a little more in love with her words and her talent to make me feel every possible thing between her characters.This book was another amazing beautiful story about two strong and fantastic characters who are each dealing with their own demons and somehow find their way to each other, and it's messy and complicated and angst filled and so so beautiful.

“What a mess we are, crocky.” I clinked my bottleneck to his. “Rather be in the thick of the mess with you, puffer fish.”

Koti and Ian are childhood friends who met on St. Thomas island because their parents own a house next to each other. They shared a connection since then but they haven't seen each other in a couple of years, not until Ian shows up on the island out of the blue.

Koti has been living there for the past year, she went to the island to find solace and to run away from the life in New York she knew wasn't for her. When she meets Ian's eyes she knows he is there for the same reason she was a year before and she can't help but connect to him and want to help him, only he is a huge jerk at first. He's mad at the world, he's trying to deal with the deep revelation he was just given that completely rocked his world off its axis. So at first he is a huge jerk to Koti and he isolates himself in the house but little by little, with every bickering and argument they share Koti manages to obliterate Ian's walls and the connection they shared as kids grows into something more.

“You were all sunshine and smiles, just so fucking happy,” he said with slight humor. “I wanted no part of it, still don’t. I’m allergic.” “How inconsiderate of me.” Still his words stunned me and inwardly I beamed at his confession. He gauged my repressed elation. “I don’t expect you to apologize for being happy, Koti.”

Watching these two fall in love was everything. It was funny and sweet, angsty and beautiful. I loved it all. And Ian's bedside manners hmm. He had my pulse throbbing. He was such an arrogant and cocky alpha hero and I love it.

“You grew up beautiful, Koti Vaughn.” Our eyes met before I gave him a lopsided grin. “And you grew up so handsome, Ian Kemp.” His smile was a sledgehammer to my chest. 

Someone Else's Ocean is a wonderful and emotional read that will fully capture your attention and keep you glued to its pages until the very end. It did with me. I read this book in one sitting  and that hasn't happened in a while but I seriously couldn't make myself take a break from these two. It was impossible. I just wanted more and more. Their story was breathtaking and I loved it so much.
Kate once again brought it all, the chemistry, the deep connection, the love, the angst, all the damn feels. With each new release my love for her words just cements. She's fast becoming one of my favorite authors. And Someone Else's Ocean is honestly the perfect summer read, specially for all the angst lovers out there like myself!

Rate: 5 stars

About the Author:

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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