This story was a slow burner but really had me rooting for Iris and Casey. Iris runs an animal shelter on a small island near Seattle and finds her life thrown into disarray by an earthquake. Seismologists Casey comes to the island to make recordings and observations in the hope of giving earlier warnings to residents in the future . They are instantly attracted but keep rubbing each other the wrong way. I enjoyed finding out how they dealt with their attraction and how their lives impacted the settled ways they had been living. The island setting and geological background fascinating. There were some beautiful romantic and passionate moments as well as some heartbreak. Karis Walsh has the wonderful ability to convince the reader that true love really does exist. She certainly made me believe it in this lovely, sweet story.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.