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Summary: It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed. What will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it? She went under once, will she go under again?
Link: Going Under
When I realized that the author of I Never Knew changed her penname and had started writing a Surferward story, I was in. Also with the doldrums of winter just staring to settle in, I thought a story that was set in California and Hawaii was the thing to cure my blues.
So far, I haven’t been disappointed. The story’s prologue is a quick interaction between Bella and owners in a Hawaiian store when someone from her past arrives, causing her to panic. At the end of the chapter, we still don't know who the mystery man is.
The next chapter moves ten years into the past with Bella and Charlie moving to Santa Cruz where she decides to try her luck at getting a job at a local surf shop. Without having any real knowledge about surfing or skateboarding, Edward, the owner, gives her a shot with the condition she needs to learn how to surf too.
Edward begins to give Bella surf lessons, and the interactions between these two are just a beautiful slow burn. Edward is the father of a three year old son, Lilse (nickname for Carlisle) who he had with his now ex-wife. Lisle brings a lovely childlike interaction and is often the catalyst to get Edward and Bella talking or the reduction of tension between the two.
Her characters are flawed, but beautifully so. The story has short chapters, but the content is anything but lacking.
He bent over, grabbing his surfboard and tucking it beneath his arm. He shrugged. "It's your first day, you can't give up on me already," he insisted. "And I know you won't. You don't have it in you."
He turned and started up the beach. I hurried to follow.
"I don't really have a choice," I said, shrugging as we walked side by side.
Edward stopped, turning to me. He lifted his hand and tucked a piece of hair behind my ear. I melted. "You always have choices. It's up to you what you do with them."It’s a WIP, however she’s already said it is complete, so you won’t have to wait a long time between chapters. Her update schedule is pretty regular, around once a day.
So if you like reading about a tanned and toned Edward and a Bella with some spunk and backbone, give this read a try.
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