The youngest Bishop brother meets his match in the
fast-paced, fun and emotional SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE. I’ve adored every Bishop brother book in the
WELCOME TO PARADISE series and Austin’s is no exception.
Austin had his world turned upside down a year ago
when he uncovered a family secret, and it’s been eating at him ever since. He’s always been close to his family, but now
he feels like an outsider and he doesn’t take it well. Strangely enough, one of my favorite things
about SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE is that Austin doesn’t handle his altered view of
his family well. Author Elle Kennedy
does an excellent job of making Austin a realistic character, and there are
plenty of ups and downs for the whole Bishop family as Austin struggles to cope
with what he knows. Mari is the catalyst
for Austin’s change for the better, and I loved her for it. In fact, there’s pretty much nothing not to
love about Mari. Her exuberance and zest
for life is infectious, leaping off the page and bringing sunshine to the
story. Her relationship with Austin is
sexy as hell – as one might expect from an Elle Kennedy book – but more than
that, Mari and Austin are simply a great fit.
I loved watching these two swiftly fall in love.
SINCE YOU’VE BEEN
GONE is the fourth book in the WELCOME TO PARADISE series, but it can easily be
read as a standalone. Of course, all
your favorite heroes and heroines are back from WELCOME TO PARADISE, TAKE ME
HOME TONIGHT and BORN TO BE WILD, and it was lovely to see the whole Bishop
family together. Whether you’re an old
fan of this series or are just diving in with Austin and Mari’s book, you’re
sure to adore SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE.