BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Like the Back of My Halo by Heidi Hutchinson
(Soaring Bird #1)
Publication date: August 30th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Sometimes you just have to ride the wave you’re given.
Brady Samson wouldn’t say he’s lived a charmed life. His brother, Bo? Now that’s a different story. For the most part, Brady just wants to surf, eat, and surf some more. Nothing feels quite like the freedom of being out on the open water, chasing one more perfect break. He missed his chance at the last woman he was interested in. Now, he’s content riding solo. His entire world exists in the curl.
Until Lo Fredericks.
Lo is fearless, funny, mysterious, and one of the best athletes Brady has ever met. Her passion for surfing rivals his own and Brady finds himself intoxicated by her thirst to learn and inability to back down.
It doesn’t hurt that her kisses are outrageously perfect as well.
Lo only needs three things in life to be happy: sunshine, surf, and tacos. Then Brady Samson crashes into her life and takes her on an adventure so addicting and so inspiring, it turns her dreams on their head.
They travel the globe on a dare with only passports and surfboards — a journey of discovery about their sport, themselves, and each other.
Two wild spirits. One wild ride. Can they hold on to the end?
PG16 for language and light heat.
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Heidi’s writing. Big. Huge. And this book is a perfect example of why that is the case.
With Halo, we are reintroduced to characters from the Double Blind Study series. Even then, as secondary characters, they were not two dimensional. But with their own series. Well. Prepare to be dazzled.
Brady and Lo’s story is not just a story of shared experiences and love. It is a story of exploration.
Told from a dual POV, this wonderful tale is peppered with wit and a depth of character connection which is so often missing. Brady and Lo’s connection to each other and with the reader elevate this story from the run of the mill romances.
And that first kiss? Well. If that doesn’t make it onto your top 10 of first kisses, I don’t know what would.
Should you add this to your TBR pile? Absolutely. And I, for one, can’t wait for the next in the series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn’t write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams.
During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-deprecating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her.
She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.