Jaxie is a city girl. An advertising executive on the fast track, Jaxie loves everything about the city-the constant noise, bustle of people and take-out delivery at 1 am. When her boss assigns her to the firm’s pro bono project for the year in a small, failing town in South Carolina Jaxie is miserable. Rumton doesn’t even have a hotel and she ends up staying with an older man everyone calls Pops and his pet dog and raccoon.
Predictable storyline but one that fans of southern fiction will enjoy. Ocean packs the novel full of odd, quirky characters and strange behavior by the locals. Low country ocean life is integral to the feel of the book. A touch of romance and a dash of mystery make it a light & fun read. Oh, and don’t forget the pirates! 2006, 258 pages.