Testing the waters is one thing, but Teresa Reynolds is in serious danger of going overboard. Feeling down on herself after a breakup with her ultra-critical boyfriend, Teresa arrives in Crescent Cove, Oregon, for a weekend getaway. The trouble is, her ex-boyfriend’s claims that she’s uninteresting and unworthy of love have left her wishing she could be someone else. ThenTesting the waters is one thing, but Teresa Reynolds is in serious danger of going overboard. Feeling down on herself after a breakup with her ultra-critical boyfriend, Teresa arrives in Crescent Cove, Oregon, for a weekend getaway. The trouble is, her ex-boyfriend’s claims that she’s uninteresting and unworthy of love have left her wishing she could be someone else. Then a chance encounter with a cute guy on the beach gives her the opportunity to reinvent herself… Curt Mason is spending the summer avoiding women and getting over a broken heart. When he meets Térèse from Paris on the beach in Crescent Cove, his vow quickly goes out with the tide. Who is this mysterious woman, and why is he suddenly wracking his brain to remember every bit of French he learned back in high school just to try to impress her? Being Térèse seems to bring out the best in Teresa, until her little game turns into a French knot of deception. Does she dare let Curt meet the person God made her to be? Crescent Cove. Where true love comes in waves. ...
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testing the waters Reviews
This novella was really hard for me to buy into. Novellas give such a short time for the characters to get to know one another (which is why so many of them rely on previous shared history), but in this one, the characters not only have no history, but the vast majority of their experience in the short story consists of her pretending to be someone else. I also had a hard time connecting with the depths of Teresa’s low self-esteem. What saved this novella for me was the secondary characters of the family that Teresa and Curt got to know and the fact that no commitments were made – just that they all (including the family) found out at the end that they live quite close to each other and could continue getting to know each other. Viewing this novella as the beginning of a story rather than a story in itself made it okay for me.
Testing the Waters deals with the desire to be someone you aren't after someone tears you down. You are a creation in Christ and both characters had to deal with rejection, but they did it in different ways. This novella allows you to use your imagination. What happened between the "reintroduction" and the epilogue, no one knows except that it was good. I like that about this book. Though this is easily a novella you could read in one sitting, I wasn't able to. Life kept happening and days would go by where I couldn't touch my kindle. What I loved was that I could pick this right back up and remember where I was, the main characters were that likable and engaging. I received this book free for an honest review which I have given.
Some times it's easier to pretend to be someone else. Teresa is getting away after a bad breakup. Her ex boyfriend told her she wasn't good enough. When she meets Curt on the beach she decides to be someone else. Which is fine, until she meets up with him again. And again. It's hard to pretend when you are yourself around some people and not others and then the people start showing up together.This was a great story. I really enjoyed it as I have other books by this author. Looking forward to more.
This was a cute romance about a girl coming out of a bad relationship.Teresa tries to re- invent herself when she goes on holiday for the weekend by pretending she is Therese,a Parisian woman.this is a comedy of errors. She meets who might be Mr. Right but who is he attracted to?This book is about second chances.I look forward to more by this author.
Testing watersI enjoyed reading about Curt and Teresa. A valuable lesson to be yourself and not who someone wants you to be.