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Some Kind of Wonderful

(Puffin Island #2)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,638 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Her whole life, Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest has dreamed of adventure. And at the age of eighteen, she thought she'd found it in bad boy Zachary Flynn. But after just ten tempestuous, smoldering days, their whirlwind marriage went up in smoke, and Brittany resolved to put him out of her mind forever.

Zach knows he let Brittany down, but being back on Puffin Island and s
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ebook, UK Edition, 384 pages
Published July 2nd 2015 by Mills & Boon M&B
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Geri Reads
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Morgan delivers again!

As expected, Some Kind of Wonderful packs an emotional punch that Sarah Morgan is known for. Her two main characters are both flawed and had some growing to do and as the reader, I was swept away by their individual journey and as a couple.

Some of Kind of Wonderful is a story about two people in love but are too immature to sustain that love. There was no doubt that Zachary and Brittany are made for each other but the first time they got together wasn't right. They we
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Nicola
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
description It’s important to let good people into your life.”

I admit I was a little wary going into this as Sarah Morgan used a similar second chance scenario in Holiday in the Hamptons which came a couple of years after this series and sadly was a huge fail for me. And if I’d read this beforehand it would have been even more so as she worked all her magic on Brittany and Zach and I loved them together. Couple of things felt unfinished but all in all another winner. Can’t stop, Sky and Alec are calling.
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Marriage, family, trust, acceptance, friendship.

Ok, I loved it.

Of course I loved it.

It's Sarah Morgan and I'm yet to read a book of hers that I don't absolutely adore. And every time I finish one of her books I pre-order the next one.

Some Kind of Wonderful is a perfect summer read that has all of the right ingredients mixed together to create this amazing series. I want to go to Puffin Island so bad. I think I want to go there more than Snow Crystal. Because these whole communities that
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Claire Robinson
5 - "What happened in the past wasn't your fault. What happens in the future is your decision." Stars!

Sarah Morgan’s Puffin Island series just goes from strength to strength with its latest instalment. Second chance love is one of my absolute favourites and this has to be one of the best telling’s of that tale I have read in quite some time. I think it is due to the depth and breadth of backstory and personality that Sarah manages to give her characters without clogging up the flow of the overal
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Jess
I have put this off long enough.

I did not love this book the way I wanted to, and I am so bummed out about that. I just couldn't connect to the characters (or even the writing and that was the most wtf thing in the world, but it just felt so weirdly repetitious?) and their relationship, and ugh, I am just so sad about this.

I'm still sort of hopeful about the next one because I like that dynamic a lot, but yeah. I'm sad.
Ami
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A decade ago, good girl and Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest thought that bad boy Zach Flynn was the answer to her adventure dream. He was her first and being in love as well, Brittany asked Zach to get married. Only ten days later, that dream shattered when Zach walked out on her. Now, Brittany is back to Puffin Island after an accident broke her wrist. Unfortunately, Zach is too. Now no matter how Brittany says that it's all over between her and Zach, the intense emotions between them is not s ...more
Gawelleb
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
J'avais beaucoup aimé le premier tome par contre, j'ai mis trois ans avant de me décider à lire la suite . Pourquoi? Tout simplement parce qu'il s'agit d'une histoire de retrouvailles et je déteste ce genre d'histoire. Sauf qu'ici, pour une fois, c’est fait avec intelligence. Chacun des protagonistes reconnait ses erreurs dès le départs. Ils ne passent pas leur temps à se reprocher tout et n’importe quoi mais vont de l'avant avec ou en dépit de leurs bagages émotionnels. C'est forcément rose bon ...more
Katharina | katharia
Vielleicht liegt es ja daran, dass ich es als Hörbuch gehört habe aber ich fand es leider nicht gut. Die Charaktere waren mir zu langweilig und mir hat der Humor gefehlt.
Irgendwie war die Umgebung auch nicht so meins.. schade.
Shaz Goodwin
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
http://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/2015/0...

Some Kind of Wonderful is one of the books that I took on holiday to Devon and it was perfect summer reading.

It's Book Two in the Puffin Island trilogy (I haven't read Book One yet*) but can be read as a stand alone.

The characters, the setting, the community and Sarah Morgan's writing style made this a romance that really worked for me.

Zach is your typical wounded and brooding male lead. Beginning as it does with his childhood background, the reader empat
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Katie
I'm really looking forward to hearing what everyone else thinks about this book because I can't tell if the problem is me or the book. I did put it down for several weeks, which didn't do the book any favors, but I just didn't totally feel it. I thought Zach's transformation at the end happened too quickly. I didn't really buy it. (I did like the bone of his story, though. I can relate a lot to feeling like you don't care, even though the evidence says otherwise. Maybe that relation is why the b ...more
Grace
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Second chance romance is one of my favorite things, but this had nothing that I love about second chance romance.
Rebecca
Originally reviewed for Becca's Books ~ http://beccasbooooks.blogspot.co.uk/2...

Well, dayumn! If I thought that the first book in the Puffin Island trilogy was absolutely fantastic, then the second book was just perfect in every sense of the word. I'll be honest, there are a ton of Sarah Morgan's book that I still need to read but so far, the Puffin Island trilogy has won me over completely and we're only onto the second book. One thing I've come to recognise though, is that Sarah Morgan never,
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Terri Wino
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2018
Really enjoying the Puffin Island series. This book felt like it had a bit more depth to the characters than book #1. Zach had a lot of baggage to overcome, and while it took some time for him to get to the point where he could admit to himself and Brit just what it was he felt for her, the process didn't seem tedious or like overkill as some other authors tend to do because they drag a storyline out.

I only discovered Sarah Morgan's books about a year ago and have liked each one I've read since
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Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
La mia recensione sul blog http://www.leggereromanticamente.com/...

Mentre il primo romanzo della serie Puffin Island l'avevo trovato un pizzico sottotono rispetto ai libri con protagonisti i fratelli O'Neil, con “Qualcosa di meraviglioso” l'autrice è tornata a conquistarmi. Merito dei due protagonisti principali e delle emozioni che sono riusciti a farmi provare durante la lettura.
Come avrete capito, ho un debole per i ragazzacci arrabbiati e problematici come lo era Zachary Flynn da giovanissi
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Debbie
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sarah Morgan’s second in her Puffin Island series, Some Kind of Wonderful is a breath-stealing second chance romance. Reintroducing fans to her unpredictable, funny, intense and heartbreaking too young heroine and too damaged hero to appreciate the extraordinarily powerful love they accidentally discovered 10 years before. And now brings them kicking and screaming back together, wringing every emotion out of them while kindly inviting her readers along for the ride. Her tight-knit, idyllic/meddl ...more
Paula Sealey
I was eagerly awaiting the publication of 'Some Kind of Wonderful', the second installment of the Puffin Island series from Sarah Morgan, having loved the first story. And, phew, this book was certainly worth the anticipation and I devoured it in one sitting.

After breaking her wrist on an archaeological dig, Brittany returns to Puffin Island to recuperate, but is faced with the surprise return of her ex-husband, Zach to the island. Married for just a matter of weeks over 10 years ago, Brittany w
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Ann Cooper
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some Kind of Wonderful continues the tale of the three friends - Emily, Brittany and Skylar - and their love interests on Puffin Island. This book is the turn of Brittany and Zach and their tumultuous relationship. Ten years previously they married but Zach disappeared a few days later. He has had a very abusive childhood and can't get past that in order to trust people. Brittany, on the other hand, grew up on Puffin Island, secure in her grandmother's love and that of her friends, so she trusts ...more
Kim
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, kindle, net-galley
What a great return to Puffin Island. Brittany returns after breaking her wrist on an archaeological dig. Unfortunately she finds that the pilot flying her home is her ex husband who walked out on her after 10 days. She tries to give him the impression that she's moved on and he has no effect on her- but the more time they spend together, the more the early spark they shared tries to reignite itself.

He has trouble letting his feelings go because he had a very troubled childhood and Brittany wond
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Saly
So the hero and heroine were married for a hot minute but the hero walked away. They both were young and didn't know each other so well. Fast forward a decade later and the hero and heroine land up in her hometown the same time. Now, I thought this book would be a true angst fest but sadly it was meh!The heroine just decided to jump the hero, then she loves him, I just couldn't swallow what the book was selling and normally I love SM and her books. This may just be a case of not for me.
Fefi
Ho trovato questo secondo libro più divertente,sono più presenti le 3 amiche che si ritrovano al Castaway Cottage,rifugio per tutte loro nei momenti di difficoltà, ma soprattutto c'è più comunità di Puffin Island con tutti i pettegolezzi in giro (le vecchiette mi hanno fatto sorridere) e tanta voglia di aiutarsi.
L'atmosfera magica dell'isola si fa sentire nuovamente,anche se l'inverno si avvicina, Emily e Ryan,i protagonisti della precedente storia, ritornano in scena con Lizzy e Cocoa e abbiam
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ReginLaRadiosa
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recensione presente su www.reginlaradiosa.it:

“Io ti amo così come sei.”
Lui rimase senza fiato. Nessuno lo aveva amato così com’era. Per tutta la vita le persone gli avevano chiesto di comportarsi in un modo diverso, di dire cose diverse, di essere diverso. Il concetto di accettazione gli era alieno come quello di amore. Invece lei lo aveva accettato e amato.


Dopo un infortunio durante uno scavo in Grecia, Brittany è costretta a fermarsi e ne approfitta per tornare a Puffin Island dove la sua migl
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Steffi
I wanted to continue with the Puffin Island series immediately after reading "First time in forever" and now its another year gone and I am asking myself why I waited so long.

I definitely enjoyed "Some kind of wonderful" but I had some difficulties with the couple. They were nice characters and both interesting in their own way but they didn't really work as a couple for me. They did have a great chemistry but they were also a bit annoying with their constant denial of their feelings. Still it w
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
3 e 1/2

"Era stato il frutto proibito. Il mascalzone che tutte le brave ragazze avrebbero dovuto evitare. Era nero dove lei era bianca, oscuro dove lei era luminosa, duro dove lei era morbida. Il suo errore con la E maiuscola"

Leggermente meglio del primo della serie ma ancora ben lontano dal fascino dei fratelli O'Neil XD
Quella tra Brittany e Zach è la classica storia d'amore adolescenziale finita in malo modo (a dir poco XD) a cui il destino concederà una seconda occasione... l'impulso di dare u
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Federica Di Santi
Che dire..? STUPENDO e’ dir poco...avevo i brividi mentre lo leggevo..bellissimo bellissimo!!
Desere
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The remarkable talent of Sarah Morgan is back! This time we get to know the low down on Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest, her whole life she has dreamed of adventure. So at the age of eighteen she thought she'd found the adventure in bad boy Zach Flynn. But after just ten days of romantic bliss their marriage goes up in smoke. Brittany resolves to put Zach and her failed marriage out of her mind forever.

Zach knows he really let Brittany down but being back on Puffin Island stirs up memories he
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Rachel Gilbey
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I was gripped by Zach's story right from the first chapter, where we see a very small insight into his childhood, and what he has been through, and how it has turned him into the man he is today. I think during that first chapter I fell just a little bit in love with Zach, despite remembering a small bit about him from the first book in this trilogy.

Some Kind of Wonderful is about the complicated relationship between Zach and Brittany. They had a very short lived marriage when they we
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Danielle
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in Morgan's Puffin Series and finally we get the low down on what happened with Brittany and Zachary.

These two dated and rushed into marriage. 10 days after being married Zach leaves Brittany with a note and they haven't spoken in 10 years. Now Zach is back and while they do have some unfinished business to sort out love is still in the air.

There is something special about these characters and this island that I just fell in love with. I liked Brittany and how strong sh
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Carmen Bruni
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tornare nel luogo in cui si è nati e cresciuti dopo un lungo periodo di lontananza, è un’emozione che scalda il cuore.
Lì c’è la linfa che ha nutrito le nostre radici, c’è la familiarità dell’aria, della gente, ma soprattutto ci sono i ricordi. Quelli belli che ci trascineremo per sempre e anche quelli brutti che, nonostante lo sforzo di dimenticare, rimangono ben arpionati nella nostra mente.
E Brittany, 29 anni, archeologa, questo lo sa sin troppo bene.
Sono trascorsi dieci anni dal giorno più br
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Laura
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Chiamatelo guilty pleasure o come volete, ma io quando leggo il nome di Sarah Morgan non capisco più nulla. Sono dei romance classici, ma quello che mi stupisce sempre è la profondità che dà a queste storie, a partire dall'ambientazione per arrivare ai personaggi, con le loro mille sfaccettature. Stavolta i protagonisti sono Zachary e Brittany, i due hanno un passato in comune alle spalle. Dieci anni prima si sono sposati in preda alla passione e all'amore, ma forse erano ancora troppo immaturi ...more
Eli Yanti
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
i really love this puffin island series

love it so much :D
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She is a 3 time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and has been nominated five times. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she lo
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