Year 12, Book 14

14. The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

As a twelve year old girl Maeve was kissed for the first time by her best friend Daniel and attacked by a shark. The shark attack engendered a life long fascination with the creatures and a career studying them. After finishing an assignment tracking sharks abroad she is returning to the gulf coast of Florida to the hotel where she and her brother were raised by their aunt after their parents’ death. She discovers that her ex-fiance Daniel has returned and has in tow his adorable six year old daughter, who befriends Maeve and starts a shark club with her. Will Maeve be able to reconcile her past with Daniel and perhaps give him a second chance? Will she regret becoming involved in hunting down whoever has been finning sharks off the coast of her Florida town?

This was a very enjoyable read. It’s not a straight up romance, but it has a lot of romance and love triangle elements to it. The non-romance part of the story is equally important. It’s a well balanced novel with likable characters. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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