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She's Like The Wind

(Angel Sands #2)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  51 reviews
He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped him before…

Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sw
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

“If I kiss you will you shut up?” Ally’s mouth dropped open and she stared at him with those big blues. “Probably not. But you should do it anyway.”

Gossip moved faster than the speed of light in Angel Sands… Having social media was pointless around here. By the time you opened your phone up to look, all the news was old.

My Review:

This engaging book had all the feels and a bit of everything including a fresh start for several, a new relationship for the main characters, sensual si
Claire Robinson
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "Once this place has it's hooks in you, you'll never want to leave..." Stars!

The second book in Carrie’s Angel Sands series gives us Ally Suttons’ story. We learned of her struggles to keep the family business going on her own in the first book of the series. Ally now has to come to terms with the fact that her absent father has sold said business without giving her any consideration, and she’s been offered up to the new owner as part of the fixtures and fittings of the deal.

Everything was
Peggy M
I received an ARC of this book and this is my voluntarily, honest review of it.

‘She’s like the wind’ is the second book in the ‘Angel Sands’ series. Do you have to read the first book to read this one? No, you can perfectly read this book without reading the first one.

After reading and enjoying the first book ‘Let me burn’ I was curious about Ember’s two best friends Ally and Brooke and their romance story. ‘She’s like the wind’ is the story of Ally and Nate.

Ally never expected that she would fa
Anne OK
Quick easy read between older guy with a teenage daughter and the small town's "daughter." Perfect for a vacation beach read. Nothing new -- nothing that sets the pages on fire. Just a solid standard run of the mill light romance.
Melanie Moreland
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Older man, younger woman. Employer and employee. Both excellent reasons to avoid getting involved. But as this perfect summer story unfolds, all the reasons in the world do not matter, because this couple works. Ally is exactly what Nate needs in his life. Nate is the perfect partner for her. Their story is a slow burn that explodes, and is so satisfying to read. I love their characters, the maturity with which the story was written and the feeling of warmth that encompassed the whole book. Fami ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
You know, we’ve always hope for that summer dream.
Those lazy, calm, happy, lovely days.

Angel sands it’s the perfect scenery, a small town, everyone knows each other and they live one day after another, breathing the place with heart and soul.

Every change, every small event is taken seriously and everyone takes part and does whatever they can to make that change better.

You feel it if you’re born there or if you moved there.
That’s life what happened to this couple, Nate and Ally are from diffe
Cyndi Becker
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may-2019
In book one of this series, I fell in love with this group of women and the town of Angel Sands. I was extremely pleased that Ally's story was the 2nd in the series as I found her very likable and her situation intriguing. Add in the premise of her story ( older man/younger woman) and I was practically gleeful.

Ally's life is upended when her father, who is MIA, up and sells their cafe out from underneath Ally. Into Ally's life comes an older man, her new boss, with his teenage daughter; the sma
Vanessa Silva Martins
“She’s like the wind” was a ARC provided by the author last month and I was able to receive one.
Carrie Elks is one of my favorite authors in romance literature, she can write amazing stories where you will fall in love. Each story she writes for her characters can capture your heart and soul. She has a beautiful line story.
“She’s like the wind” is the second book of the series “Angel Sands” and what a wonderful story Carrie tell us in this book.

Nate Crawford is a father who have to raise an an
booklover BEV
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
the second installment in the angel sands, i loved it. the book focuses on Ally Sutton, i really enjoyed the story, especially Nate Crawford who comes into Alley's life. the asuthor has captured love and lots of set backs bringing Ally and Nate closer together with a big chemistry. gets well deserved stars from me
Jolanda Gelissen
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Carrie Elks writes adorably sweet stories, and this enemies-to-lovers story can be added to the list. This book focuses on Ember’s friend Ally Sutton, and new-to-town Nate Crawford.

Nate is a successful business owner of a franchise of coffee shops. He’s also a single father of a traumatized teenage girl. When things escalate, he uproots his life to personally oversee the remodeling and opening of his latest acquisition. This happens to be the family owned coffee shop in Angel Sands which Ally ha
Jamie Brydone-Jack
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, 2019
The book begins with endings. Nate Crawford ends his relationship with a woman who doesn't understand that his sixteen-year-old daughter must be his priority. Ally learns that her father is selling the cafe she's been managing for him out from under her. But then the book moves on to beginnings. Nate is the one who has bought the coffee shop, but he is going to turn it into the book’s version of Starbucks, a big-chain coffee house called Deja Brews. He still wants Ally to manage it; Ally feels b ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She's Like The Wind was an absolute breath of fresh air!
Set in Angel Sands, this story is everything that I love about small town romance, from the beautiful beach, to the vision in my head of the ocean, and to the friendly locals that all get along and look out for each other. Ally's story was such a great read, so much so that it was extremely hard to put down. She's been running her father's beach cafe and trying to keep it afloat for a very long time after he took off and left her behind to
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Breathtakingly Sweet, Beautiful Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

Ally had spent her childhood working in her Dad’s café, now she finds herself working for the new owner, Nate Crawford. From the moment they meet, neither can deny the spark between them. Will they act on their desires, and if they do, will it only complicate things further?

Angel Sands more than lives up to its name with the second book in this series; once this beautiful place has a hold of you, you nev
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Carrie Elks certainly knows how to write heart-stopping, delicious romances and with Book Two in the Angel Sands series: She's Like The Wind, the author teases our heart with a romance that awakens the hearts desire to feelings the recipients struggle to accept that they are worthy of.
Ally Sutton has lived in Angel Sands all her life and has been running her father's beachside café for many years but when she learns he's sold the café from underneath her she feels very hurt and betrayed.
Nate Cra
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved this book! I already really enjoyed reading Let me Burn, the first book in the Angel Sands series, but I think I loved She's Like The Wind even more - though I guess I'll have to reread the first book just to make sure that I'm right ...and then I might reread this one again just for the sake of it because this is the kind of book that you can read and reread. I loved everything about it. I loved the setting and the characters, I loved the friendships and the l ...more
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC for my honest review*

Let me start by saying, I love workplace romances!

Ally's dad has owned a beach café for decades and it was practically Ally's second home! She loved working there, even though it was a struggle to keep it afloat on her own. At 27 years old, she didn't know any other way to go about her daily life but to be at the café day in and day out.

Enter Nate, business owner and the proud NEW owner of the beach café where Ally works. Aside from being a business owner
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything I've come to love from Carrie Elks; swoon-worthy romance with a little bit of angst along the way, between characters that you want to know in a setting that pulls you right into the heart of the story and has you wanting to move there right now.
Second in the Angel Sands series, we spend more time with Ally who we met in Let Me Burn, trying to desperately keep her dad's beach cafe afloat. Her dad takes the decision out of her hands and she struggles to come to terms wit
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ally is reeling in the after math of her father selling her family's cafe without telling her and Nate is coming to terms with being a full time single father to a 17 year old girl going through some serious adjustment issues of her own. When these two come together the chemistry is explosive but they are both plenty fun shy to act on it dir to their own issues. Nate is the new owner of Ally's cafe and she is trying to come to terms with all the changes in her life when an accident makes keeping ...more
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book and the views expressed are my honest opinions.

Although this is the second in the series of Angel Sands, you do not need to have read the previous novel, you can just start here. The story is self contained with small references to the earlier story.

This book is about stepping out of the comfort zone. A new town for some, a new job, a new outlook on life and love. The main characters don't have a choice, they can't stay with the comfortable
Kari Hansen
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ally has never lived anywhere else but Angel Sands and although her father has left, she knows that she belongs there. She has been managing her father’s café and although it is a struggle financially, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else but when her father sells it with no notice and she finds herself as an employee for the new owner life as she knows it is no longer the same.

Nate has purchased the café and moved to Angel Sands with his teenage daughter Riley for a new beginning to help he
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can feel the breeze and smell the water from the beach! Nate Crawford, single parent to a teenage daughter, Riley. Nuff said. Stephanie, girlfriend putting pressure on Nate to put her first. Can you see it coming? Nate moves to Angel Sands where he's opening a new café and wants a better life for Riley. He bought Ally's Dad's place and keeping her on as manager. Ally sympathetic to Riley who bonds. Ally got hurt and stays with Nate and Riley until she gets off crutches. Ally and Nate become fr ...more
Ginelle Blanch
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was sweet, sexy, heartwarming...and frustrating!!!

I always love the family/small town aspect of this author's books, it makes them feel more intimate. The characters rally for one another, they truly care.

We really start off rooting for Ally, not wanting to like Nate at all. But, as a reader, I think I was just as surprised by him as Ally was. There's really no NOT liking Nate. He isn't the only one in this story who comes with baggage.

Ally is a character that I can really get behi
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We are back in Angel Falls for the second book in this fab series. I really enjoyed the small town feel in this book as the author makes it feel really intimate, kind of like you are transported there and watching it all happen.

The characters in this book are amazing. I loved Ally for how real she was and although she was strong she was still very vulnerable. Nate comes along with his own baggage and at the start of the story was not very likeable, you do find yourself rooting for him though wh
Sharon Jones
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.
I absolutely adored this book. It really did give me all the feels. One minute I was laughing, then cheering only to be swept away by sadness the next. I guess this story falls into the trope of older man/younger woman, but with Ally & Nate I never really saw the age difference between the two. The just meshed so well together from the very start.
I always applaud an author who can write in a child character well. Carrie has done this with
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story so great. The way it relates to real life situations just snags your attention. The story peaks your interest to the point you have to know what Angel Sands has in store for all the characters. Nate and Ally's start isn't what they expected, but there's no denying the attraction they have for each other. There's humor, plenty of heartaches, triumphs, and some misunderstandings thrown in for good measure. Nate and Ally have obstacles they have to overcome, separately and together. Thro ...more
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite, romance
Carrie Elks is one of those authors I just have to read everything from. I loved her Shakespeare Sisters series, and I also loved the first book in the Angel Sands series ‘Let Me Burn’. So when I saw the sign up for an ARC of the second book in the series ‘She’s Like The Wind’, I couldn’t resist signing up as fast as possible.

In ‘She’s Like The Wind’ we meet Ally. Ally has worked in her dads little coffeeshop for years. And when her dad sells the shop to a successful businessman without telling
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This was a really nice, well written, feel good story and I loved it. It made me smile a lot and even induced a welling if tears at one point, it definitely has all the feels.

I had already met Ally in Let Me Burn, the first book in the Angel Sands books and I always liked her. It was wonderful catching up with her story and her friends, Ember and Brooke. Then there is Nate, he is a lovely, kind, understanding business man with a teenage daughter, Riley, who he is trying to deal with. These chara
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Angel Sands series. It follows the lives of friends Ember, Brooke and Ally. This book concentrates on the life of Ally. Ally has spent her life in Angel Sands working in the family beachside cafe. One day her life is turned upside down when he Dad sells her beloved cafe without even telling her. This book follows the ups and downs of Ally’s life as she comes to terms with changes to her life. The way Carrie writes it’s easy to imagine being there with all the inhab ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this well-written romance for cafe manager Ally and her new boss Nate, a single dad with a troubled teen daughter. It had medium steam, some tear jerker moments, realistic interactions with teen Riley, and kept me wondering when or if Ally would get the HEA she so deserved. I really like the residents of this small coastal town and how supportive they are. Looking forward to the next in the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Steph N
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was happy to read about the nice folks of Angel Sands again, & really enjoyed this story.
Like usual, Carrie Elks has created great characters that deal with real life problems while trying to find their happiness. Ally is a kind-hearted, hard-working gal that’s had her world upended. Nate is great @ business, but in over his head when it comes to raising his teenage daughter. Things may get a little messy for Ally & Nate, but it’s easy to pull for them along the way.
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Carrie Elks is an international bestselling author of eight traditionally-published and self-published novels. Her books are sweet yet sexy contemporary romance stories. Her next book, Let Me Burn, will be released on February 21, 2019.

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Angel Sands (2 books)
  • Let Me Burn