Here we are back on the Isle of Wight with my favourite family the Owenses. They are an interesting and slightly eclectic group of people. We have Sam and Liam, who are finally together as a couple. There is Paul and Olaf who are...I don't know, there wasn't a lot of progress made in their relationship this time around, these 2 men are still a work in progress...slow immigration, closeted progress. Then there's the rest of the Owens family who are really just background at this point in time, however, they are background with some interesting potential.
The Isle of Waves focused largely on Nibs and Wig who we have met in the first two books they are part of the Owens family by virtue of friendship and long time acquaintance (code for by virtue of love, they are part of the family you make).
I love how the Owens clan rallied to help these two men during their hour of need even though the family themselves was facing a crisis or two. Nibs and Wig run a local restaurant that is frequented by the Owens family and other members of the community, however, thanks to the less than ethical practices of a neighbouring business the community is not frequenting their fine establishment as much and business is declining at an alarming rate. After an alarming break in that leaves the restaurant without the major portion of it's dishes. Paul who is visiting for his brother's nuptuals starts to ask questions and realize how bad things have gotten for their friends and the family rallies to their aid.
There was a lot about this book that I enjoyed. It was a sweet, sexy story set mostly on the Isle of Wight. The characters are interesting, although I'm still finding Sam to be clingy and alternately bossy, sometimes he makes me feel like he's got a bit of a split personality going on.
For the most part these stories were enjoyably written and I like that fact that bits of the stories overlapped from one book into the next except once again...bang...we hit that ending. You know the one that creeps up on us without warning, gives us no resolution to unresolved issues and makes us feel like maybe we didn't get all the pages to the book.
Yeah, I might have flipped back and forth 2 or 3 times checking to see if I'd missed something and much to my disappointment I hadn't. In a way I didn't mind as much at the end of book 1 or 2 because I already had books 2 and 3 loaded and ready to go but now here I am book 3 is done and there is no forseeable time in sight for book 4 and I have questions that need answers Ms. Brown. Please if you could give us a book that answers all the questions. I need to know about Paul & Olaf, I need to know so many more things about Nibs and Wig and what are Danny and Tea doing? Will Colin and Fee stay together? See so many questions left unanswered.