The Day Of The Wave by Becky Wicks
Publication date: May 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance
Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, Isla and Ben are living very different lives, until over a decade later when a chance encounter throws them back together.
Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.
Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at beckywicks.com and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.
I received an ARC for free in exchange for an honest review.
The Day of the Wave is an inspiring, uplifting story about survival. Ben and Izzy were 16 when the Boxing Day Tsunami hit Thailand and changed their lives forever. They lost each other and other loved ones as well.
Over a decade later, Izzy is living in London while Ben has returned to Thailand to help the other survivors rebuild and revive his uncle’s shop. A chance encounter puts Izzy and Ben back in each other’s lives.
The characters in this story are well developed and easy to relate to. The way the author describes Thailand makes it easy to get lost in the beauty and tragedy of the Tsunami. I love books that take actual events from history and put fictional characters there to tell the story.
Rating: 5 stars