Summer Reading Challenge 2017: The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor (Chrissy’s review)


The Shark Club
written by Ann Kidd Taylor
published by Viking, 2017

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book? 
I really did enjoy The Shark Club. I read it every free chance I had and couldn’t put it down.

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I happen to love watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, so I was so excited to read this book. The Shark Club has marine biologists, sharks, a hotel with rooms based on authors, a chef, and a precocious 6-year-old who loves sea life and prehistoric animals! This book has so many things I love. The love stories/triangles worked well. I loved Maeve’s relationship with her grandmother and with Hazel, the founding member of The Shark Club. And the men in her life are great characters, each different and distinct.

This book left me with a smile and a warm, giddy feeling. I loved the whole book, especially the ending.


Would I recommend it: Absolutely. This is a great summer read!



About the book – from Goodreads: 
A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances—in life and in the sea

One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark.

Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her.

While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she rekindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation?

Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it.



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