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Someone Else's Ocean

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  5,088 ratings  ·  748 reviews
The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.

We’d both sought refuge on th
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Published July 31st 2018 (first published July 23rd 2018)
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Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!

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Kate Stewart is one of those authors that never disappoints. Her books are consistently good and have so much heart! Someone Else’s Ocean is no exception. I loved this story so much!!

Koti and Ian were childhood friends, but they haven’t seen each other in years. Both of their families own beach homes in St. Thomas and Koti has been staying and hers for a while now. Just as Ian’s life is imploding, he comes to his family home to have some time to get himself together. He never expe
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{Beta Read}

I found the one person in the world who understood me and loved me wholly as I was. Love stories aren’t always perfect. They can wreak havoc on the heart and distort the soul. I’d gotten lost in love and found the reality at the end of it where I now lived in the truth. Not all love stories come with happy endings.

Kate Stewart truly is one seriously talented author. At this point, I come to expect perfection from her and she has more than delivered that with
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

Witty, confrontational banter Gets! Me! Every! Single! Time!

When a story can have me laughing out loud, I know I have hit pay dirt ;)

To escape unbearable, personal hell’s, Ian and Koti find themselves on the island of St. Thomas to heal.

Koti arrived on the island a year ago, pretty much a basket case. Having learned to come to terms with the hand she has been dealt, she is taking life one day at a time. One thing is for sure, she will never return to her so called “perfect” life in NYC
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author/ Wordsmith Publicity)

-I know this island and it's magical healing powers.

-"This place is where everything wrong can be made right."

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Koti Vaughn is a 29 yr. old single woman who left the corporate world behind for sunsets and a slower pace. She left her toxic life in Manhattan and went to the one place that always brought her peace, her parents beach house in St. Thomas. She created her own piece of paradise and loved her life on the island. She lived on a priva
Dilek VT
3 stars out of 2,5

It took me so many days to finish this book, which shows how little I was attached to it.

I see most readers are loving this book but this is my 3rd (and definitely last) book from Kate Stewart and I decided she is a wrong writer for me. I had to dnf “Drive”, which is another book adored by so many readers. And I gave another book of hers 3 stars. Well, not all books and all writers are for everyone, right?


"Someone Else’s Ocean" has a philosophical touch in it. It is a book
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

We’d become magnetic and inseparable and I let it happen in my selfish haze knowing it would rip us to shreds to lose it.

Someone Else's Ocean will not be a book you read, it'll be a book you experience. It's a book that'll take you on an emotional journey filled with heartbreak, hope, and second chances. It will tug at your every heart string, it'll make you feel, it will break you, and it will put the broken pieces back together again. It was a beautiful romance that was br
I feel like I’ve been on a vacation to St. Thomas thanks to Kate Stewart ‘s beautiful writing. Her imagery is spectacular and I could easily picture this island before me. It was so vivid to me. The ocean, the people and the weather. The scenery was portrayed effortlessly that there was no doubt that I was on St. Thomas.

Koti and Ian have history together. They were kids but that doesn’t make it less memorable. When she was six and he was thirteen a friendship was formed. Now many years later the
5 stars for this heavenly and inspirational vacation romance.

I have wanted to get my sticky little fingers on this book from the moment I heard about it's upcoming release.
Not only because it's a release from a stellar author that consistently "wows" me with all her work but also because I was so interested and intrigued from the teaser below.

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.
The second time I
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Beautiful writing, as always. Well though out plot :) I just didn't connect to this one as much as to some of the other books by Kate Stewart. Still loved it, though! Recommend!
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Kissing you feels like a free fall, touching you makes me ache, and being inside you is so damn addicting.”

Kate Stewart's books are my favorite. I honestly can't get enough. Every time I read her words, I'm pulled in and shaken up. She has such a way of grabbing you by the heart, of devastating you with her unforgettable characters. Her writing is rich and pure, layered and beautiful, and there’s a tangible realness to her stories I can’t even fully describe. This author digs deep and it sh
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 stars!**
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth


Kate Stewart could write an instruction manual on filling out tax return forms and she'd make it enticing and entertaining. That is not to say that Someone Else's Ocean is boring. No. Fucking. Way. What we get with this her new release is a little bit of everything - a romantic feel-good story with an enemies-to-lovers trope, friends-to-lovers, a little light angst, lots of smiles, all packed into a captivating summer read that feels like a balmy breeze on your dream v
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 “Choosing You” Stars

Hate to love. Heartbreak. Angst. So much angst. Bad Choices. And the best epilogue ever.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book. A is for Alpha B is for Books.
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“Sometimes what’s meant to be isn’t written in the stars”

Every year there are these books, you know the ones, with all the hype attached to them and you’re left wondering if it can possibly be as good as everybody is making it out to be? Can this story really live up to the hype and deliver what it has promised? I personally thought Someone Else’s Ocean sounded amazing and like every other romance reader on the planet, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy. Well… it’s as good, i
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Stars and miracles' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I mean.. who is even surprised about this? If you know me at all, you know I am a massive fan of Kate Stewart. I love everything about her stories. I love how different they are from everything else I read and I love how they make me feel. Someone Else's Ocean is another of her epic love stories, another romance that checked all my boxes and that gripped me from the very start. Kate's writing and marvelous c
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 4 stars <3

" Love stories aren’t always perfect. They can wreak havoc on the heart and distort the soul.”

Such a beautiful story,Kate Stewart has a way with her words that her stories touch your heart and you feel so full of emotions.This is what happened with me and this story.My heart was aching.Someone Else's Ocean is a heartwarming,intense and steamy story.

“Kissing you feels like a free fall, touching you makes me ache, and being inside you is so damn addicting.”

Koti and Ian’s story has it
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I've been on the lookout for the quintessential beach read this summer and THIS. IS. IT!! Someone Else's Ocean sweeps you away to an island paradise and into a whirlwind romance full of steamy scenes and complicated emotion. This story is light and breezy but perfectly peppered with just the right amount of sultry attraction and delicious drama. Kate Stewart's writing in this story is as beautiful and lush as the romance itself on these pages and the more I think back on it, the more I fall in l ...more
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
For me, getting lost in a book is unmatched in its ability to soothe and excite. It was a joy to read Someone Else’s Ocean from cover to cover in one sitting. The story sucked me in from the emotional prologue and I was a goner.

Kate Stewart seamlessly blends a fond childhood acquaintances storyline with an enemies to lovers twist. Set the stage in St. Thomas, with a man and woman each seeking an escape from turmoil, and you have the basis for a winning romance.

The pages are filled with a variety
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
#1 bestseller in inspirational romance

there must've been something wrong with me for not liking this as much as its other readers do. (?!?) please take what im about to say with a grain pinch of salt, and dont let my distate over this book discourage you from picking it up. especially when you're so intrigued by that one little promotional blurb.

here's what i think. there really isnt anything gripping about the plot. the book features one of my least favorite romance tropes. i really lik
Olga therebelreader
Unfortunately this book never managed to click with me. While I appreciated the thought that went into it, and absolutely loved some of the scenes, I didn't feel any connection to any of the characters. They felt hollow in most cases and boring in others.
The story felt solid in its beginning, middle and end motion, and never disjointed, but the characters didn’t feel believable to me.
It kept my attention most of the time. I did set it down now and then, but finally finished it.

In short:
Hero 3/5
Wil Loves Books!
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Decades of life separated the two of us and I was more curious than ever of what his years held.”

I simply loved this. Kate Stewart is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Last year, Drive was in my Top 5 reads of the year and this year she has already written 2 other wonderful stories in The Real and now Someone Else’s Ocean. Someone Else’s Ocean is another great story that totally brings in the feels. It will keep you hooked from beginning to end and has a great combination of roma
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Kate Stewart is an author who has a knack of creating stories featuring strong memorable couples, so I think it’s natural to go in to a new release with a certain degree of anticipation. And Someone Else’s Ocean was enjoyable with likeable, flawed characters whose individual plights you can empathise with, although it did lack that punch to the heart she’s landed on me in the past.

description Love stories aren’t always perfect. They can wreak havoc on the heart and distort the soul.”

For Koti a
Jeannine Allison
I can't believe I waited so long to read my first Kate Stewart novel 😱 I absolutely loved Koti and Ian!! And that ending was beautiful! 😍😍 I'm excited to read KS's other books 💙
A.L. Jackson
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book! I highly recommend it!
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

After taking about a month off from reading to deal with some health issues, I FINALLY felt ready to get back to my beloved e-reader. And what a nice surprise to have a new Kate Stewart book to dive into! Honestly, with each of her books she solidifies her position as one of my favorite authors, and Someone Else's Ocean was no exception.

I loved almost everything about this book. Let's start with the setting: a gorgeous tropical island, beachfront. How can a romance novel go wrong with
Dee Montoya
Five Beautiful Stars*****

A standing ovation to author Kate Stewart for writing this phenomenal story. The beautiful beach setting, the lovely and multidimensional characters, and the intense passion in almost every chapter make Someone Else’s Ocean an epic summer read.

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Koti Vaughn comes from an important family in New York. She used to be part of the high ranks in society, complete with a high powered job, and a killer wardrobe. From the outside anyone could see she had it all, but at what
Candace Tidwell
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! I'm not surprised Kate Stewart has created another spectacular book. The story is like nothing else you will read. Someone Else's Ocean is one of a kind. Unique, edgy, heartbreaking and hilarious.
Koti and Ian's chemistry is off the charts. So hot and not just because the setting of the book is in St. Thomas.
One second I'm getting fired up due to injustices the characters have experienced the next second I'm choking on my sip of water because I read a line that was so outrageous and
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
3.5 Stars

A second chance romance of two souls that have both escaped their realities. Set in beautiful St. Thomas, the beach setting created a calmness and sense of peace that infused into these two characters.

Koti and Ian were childhood friends whose parents had side by side second homes. An 8 year age difference always kept these two sweet friends. But fast forward life and about 20 years, Koti and Ian are thrust back to being neighbors but their sweet friendship is anything but friendly. Ian
Kate Stewart
Jul 29, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
***3 STARS***

I didn't hate it.

I didn't love it.

I felt nothing.

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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads ...more

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