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(Kill Devil Hills #4)

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What happens when the world thought you were dead and now suddenly you aren’t?

Ben Turner is back! Not quite as dead as everyone thought, fresh out of a nine-month stay in prison, and back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Having been dishonorably discharged after charges of desertion from the military, this once well-loved local has fallen from the top. With no
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 15th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
3.5 S T A R S!

Adrift is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series.

Ben Turner is back! The ocean had literally chewed him up and spit him back out. He’s no longer the town’s golden boy. Hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he’s drowning all over again.

Juniper is pregnant, alone and running from her crazy fiancé. She finds herself in Kill Devil Hills, a town that brings back to her happy memories from when she was a child. She didn't plan on staying there, but she knows
DJ Sakata
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Adrift was oddly enough my first Sarah Darlington read and the fourth and final book of a series, and while Adrift had solid legs and stood well on its own, I feel a strong desire to read the previous books for my own enjoyment. All of the primary and secondary characters were interesting and compelling, each with their own unique quirks. I was enamored with and curious about the complicated and complex character of Ben. The plot was active with a large cast of characters and provided a bit of ...more
Deborah Obida
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well all I can say is that this book is not for me, it's actually a great book the plot is okay even the writing style and characters but I had lot of issues with it. I feel like lots of stuff about the love interest was rushed, insta love not well potrayed just gets on my nerve and this did. This book would have been 4 stars worthy but the cheesiness and cliche that is known in lots of romance novels were just everywhere.

Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
OMFG! I love you Ben!!!

Full review to come.
Peggy M
After reading the first 3 books in this series, I was very curious about Ben Turner. Because his ‘death’ (which was fake) was the cause for some emotional reactions in the previous books. His sisters and friends all reacted in different ways on his ‘death' as we can read in their stories.

So, to then to discover that Ben was still alive made me very curious about him and his reasons for doing it. Because there has to be a good reason to let your family and friends believe that you’re dead! And I

I'm so sad to see this series come to an end! It's probably my favorite new adult series out there, I've loved these characters so much, and have really enjoyed the continuing storyline from book to book. I feel like I've been a part of the Turner family for so long that I'm finding it hard to say good-bye.

And now for the conclusion to the series we finally get the infamous Ben Turner's story! I really didn't know what to expect out of Ben, other than we know he faked his death and put his
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

We start to get to know Ben a little bit before in books two and three in the series, but this can be read as a stand alone book.

The book takes place well after Ben's return from the dead. He has completed his sentence in Prison and is now on probation.

Juniper feels that her past life choices have made her weak and that her judgement of men is off, but a simple white lie has her pretending to be someone she is not
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Sarah. I really enjoyed it. Wow Ben, swoon! Everything happens fairly fast in the story but it was easy to keep up and not confusing.

I will now for sure have to read the previous books in the series!
Renee Entress
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Kill Devil Hills (Kill Devil Hills, #1)
Changing Tides (Kill Devil Hills, #2)
Pulled Under (Kill Devil Hills, #3)

This is Juniper and Ben’s story. Everyone thought Ben was dead and now he is back. But things have changed. He is not so loved in his town. He just got out of prison and is trying to adapt. Juniper is on the run. Thinking no one would
Dirty Dayna
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-to-finish
I think this book is a 4.5 it's just missing that little bit more of drama I think everything wrapped up too quickly for me. I loved reading it tho and enjoyed seeing Ben and June. they are an unexpected couple. but they deff became friends and lovers in such a good way that it felt real. I never want to say goodbye to kill devil hills... I can't even think of a book 5 to write but i want one!!

*hint hint nudge nudge Sarah!!!*
Lita Thomas
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adrift (Kill Devil Hills, # 4) by Sarah Darlington For those who have read the 3 previous book we finally get Ben’s story. He was popular, smart and the high school quarterback but had decided to graduate early to join the Coast Guards. While serving he fell overboard and was declared dead. In fact he was not dead but living in Malibu with an elderly lady. His story picks up with him living back at home with his family after being released from prison after serving a sentence for desertion. He ...more
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
Finally Ben's story is out! I've been waiting for this book for so long, the author plotted this series around him, giving us the other characters stories before this one, so she have been building the anticipation for this one quite good!

I LOVED this series. Every book brought a smile to my face.

Adrift it's Ben and Juniper story. Both of them with a past they want to forget, difficult and scarring.
They become friends, true friends with that little lust in between, until one day they couldn't
Jan 06, 2015 marked it as to-read
It's the... the... last?! I don't think my heart will recover.
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
Ah yes, the story we've been waiting for. I've been rather eager for for Ben's story. I just needed to know what was going through his mind because he left his family in a complete mess. And the one person that always comes to the forefront is Georgie. And I will say that was probably my biggest disappointment in this story because I was dying for them to really talk about about everything that happened between them. I thought it was a pretty big deal and was something that we all needed.

May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed the entire Kill Devil Hills series so much! And Ben finally has his own story. He has been an overarching person throughout the entire series, one who has had a serious affect on everything while being absent. The way his memory has woven through the past three books is brilliant! So naturally, when I got my hands on his story, I was ready for something phenomenal. For me, I feel like this one fell short. There were parts I loved about this book but overall I wanted more from Ben. ...more
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *

Ben Turner is ALIVE! I still can't believe that it's already been over a year since I first discovered the incredibly phenomenal Kill Devil Hills series and fell in love with every single one of these one of a kind characters. Although Noah will forever hold the number one spot in my heart until the end of time, Ben is definitely a close second.

I had no idea what to expect going into Ben's story since we haven't really seen much of him even though
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

I had been waiting for this book because if you had followed the series and are like me, you needed to know what was going to come of Ben and what were his reasons behind his untimely demise.But no story is complete without drama from home and a red-head with a whole host of her own problems. Juniper is running, trying to find a better life than the one that she has. She finds herself in a place like no other, Kill Devil Hills, in a house she happened upon and a neighbor who just might be the
Paula  Phillips
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
For those who have read the previous books in this series, you will remember the rocky start the characters all had when Ben Turner was lost at sea and declared dead. We had Georgie trying to kill herself and then his girlfriend at the time got with his best friend. Now a few years later Ben has returned from the dead and his prison stint. He is now back living in Kill Devil Hills and having to face his past and the consequences of his actions. Juniper Hug has been in a relationship with an ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

It's been quite a while since I've read a Sarah Darlington book but within the first few pages back, I instantly remembered why I adore her writing and finally.... Ben's story is here with all kinds of feels and swoony moments.

Sexy. Fun. Angsty. Intense. Ben and Juniper delivered a near perfect story full of second chances and a real chance at a beautiful forever.

Adrift was an amazing story and probably the best in this series to date. Ben... sigh I love rooting for his kind of guy and
Elsa Carrion
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stars: 5
Length: 232 pgs
Tense of Story: Present - First Person
Genera: New Adult Contemporary Romance
POV: Ben & Juniper
MF : Juniper
MM : Ben
Location: North Carolina

This was my first book in the series to read. So the story can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed it so much I am planning on reading the rest of the ones in the series.

The story was fast paced, with several twist. There were several areas where I really didn't know which way the story was going to go.

Loved Ben, sweet, kind,
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***Book provided by Author for honest review***

I love this whole series! All of the twist and turns, the drama, the unexpected getting together. It's just a great series to read.

This book is about Ben. Ben was introduced in Georgina's book (1st book). He is the brother of Georgina, Ellie, and Rose and he is in a little bit of trouble in this series (if that is what you want to call it). He meets Juniper. Juniper is also in trouble and she is on Ben doesn't seem to mind that much.

Ben is the kind
Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so excited when I saw this book would be about Ben. In previous books I hated Ben for what he did. I thought he was selfish and a jerk but in this one I loved him. In this one we find out what Ben was goign through and why he did what he did. Ben is back home and trying to put everything back together again.

Juniper is pregnant and that's all she needed to run from the abusive relationship she was in. She ends up breaking into the empty house next door to Ben's family. I really liked
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever read a book you never want to end?? This was that book for me. I tried so hard to read it so slow so it wouldn't end but at the same time I wanted read so fast to know what was going to happen. Absolutely loved the characters and they are written so well that you can truly feel every emotion in your soul right along with them. I completely love Sarah Darlington's books and this one is at the top of my ultimate favorite.
Kelly (the book hussy)
This is book 4 in the Kill Devil Hills series. I'm so happy to finally get Ben's story!! It's been a long time coming.

I really liked Juniper. I was curious who would be Ben's love interest. I'm glad it was a new character. Juniper is not from OBX, so she has no idea about Ben's history and his fake death. This allowed Ben to relax and be himself. I loved watching them start out as friends and become more. Ben was a little frustrating at times as he pushed her away when she needed him most.

May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heart-warming read!

Despite the title, this story will keep you grounded all throughout, like an anchor. Family, friends and love will do that to you, and this story revolves around them. This story will definitely suck you in, and when you let up fo air, you'll get all the happy feeling inside.

Reading Ben's story is such a heart-warming feeling, one that I can't seem to get enough of.

I was provided a copy for review purposes.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review to come! (I'm so so late with this review...)
Gwen Pendley
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can two tortured souls find a fresh start in life and love together??

Needing to get away from life in the small town he grew up in, Ben decided to forgo college and graduate high school early to join the Coast Guard. A freak accident left him with the opportunity to fake his own death and start over on the other side of the country. For two years, Ben lived the life he wanted while all of his family and friends grieved his "death". After contacting a sibling, Ben is outed and serves prison time
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in the Kill Devil Hills series. It was such a great book. I absolutely loved reading Ben and Junipers story. Such an incredibly sad and moving story from him. Though this book has plenty of hot loving and happiness. Who would have thought that coming back from the dead was the best thing to happen to him.
And getting to see what's happened to the other family members in the previous books. Each characters relationship gets brought into this book as well. I loved how it
Cynthia Tatum reichel
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is Ben and Junipers story. If you have a trigger for DV this might not be the book for you. Juniper leaves her abusive boyfriend and she is pregnant. She finds her way next door to Ben. She is older then him but they have a connection. Ben falls for her but he has to get past his ghost and problems from the past. Is their love strong enough to heal both of them? They have many ups and downs and they both do not give up.

Sarah Darlington is a stron writer and I really liked this book. I
Heather Swan
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in a series and the only book I have read from that series. I loved it. Ben and Juniper come together by unconventional means and a bond forms. Juniper is pregnant and Ben is willing to raise another man's baby. They are so good together.
I really enjoyed this book and hope that I can go back and read the others in this series.
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Other books in the series

Kill Devil Hills (4 books)
  • Kill Devil Hills (Kill Devil Hills, #1)
  • Changing Tides (Kill Devil Hills, #2)
  • Pulled Under (Kill Devil Hills, #3)