What happens when the world thought you were dead and now suddenly you aren t Ben Turner is back Not quite as dead as everyone thought, fresh out of a nine month stay in prison, and back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina Having been dishonorably discharged after charges of desertion from the military, this once well loved local has fallen from the top With no plans for college or the future, and hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he s drowning all over againJuniper is pregnant, alone, and running from her crazy fianc With only enough money for a one way bus ticket, she heads to Kill Devil Hills, NC, a town she vacationed in as a little girl, a town she knows, come February, will have plenty of beach rentals to lie low in for the next couple months Except she didn t plan on getting caught on day one by the man living next door Ben He s a man who has even problems than she does, but maybe it ll take a man like Ben to save her life NEW ADULT ROMANCE Recommended forADRIFT can be read as a standalone, but is recommended to be read fourth in Sarah Darlington s KILL DEVIL HILLS Series


10 thoughts on “Adrift

  1. Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite says:

    3.5 S T A R S Adrift is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series Ben Turner is back The ocean had literally chewed him up and spit him back out He s no longer the town s golden boy Hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he s drowning all over again Juniper is pregnant, alone and running from her crazy fianc She finds herself in Kill Devil Hills, a town that brings back to her happy memories from when she was a child She didn t plan on staying there, but she knows Kil 3.5 S T A R S Adrift is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series Ben Turner is back The ocean had literally chewed him up and spit him back out He s no longer the town s golden boy Hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he s drowning all over again Juniper is pregnant, alone and running from her crazy fianc She finds herself in Kill Devil Hills, a town that brings back to her happy memories from when she was a child She didn t plan on staying there, but she knows Kill Devil Hills was the perfect place to hide, so she stayed I was really excited to finally get Ben s story I had a lot of questions running through my head about his fake death Like WHY What were you thinking How could you So when I figured it out his reason , I was like REALLY Sorry, but for me, it wasn t a good one All the damaged he caused To his family To Georgie To Sydney Then we have Juniper She didn t know about Ben s past, which I liked She was just a girl trying to protect herself and her baby.I enjoyed watching Ben Juniper start out as friends and becomeEven though, Ben was a little frustrating at times, I liked them together I was hoping there would beinteraction between Ben and Georgie You know, after what she did because of him but it didn t happen.Overall, It was an ok read for me Everything wrapped up too quickly for my taste, but I still enjoyed it.You can find me here FB PAGE INSTAGRAM


  2. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Adrift was oddly enough my first Sarah Darlington read and the fourth and final book of a series, and while Adrift had solid legs and stood well on its own, I feel a strong desire to read the previous books for my own enjoyment All of the primary and secondary characters were interesting and compelling, each with their own unique quirks I was enad with and curious about the complicated and complex character of Ben The plot was active with a large cast of characters and provided a bit of e Adrift was oddly enough my first Sarah Darlington read and the fourth and final book of a series, and while Adrift had solid legs and stood well on its own, I feel a strong desire to read the previous books for my own enjoyment All of the primary and secondary characters were interesting and compelling, each with their own unique quirks I was enad with and curious about the complicated and complex character of Ben The plot was active with a large cast of characters and provided a bit of everything a faked death, strangers hiding their pasts, a bit of danger, suspense, intrigue, a new romance, a fresh start, and steamy sensual scenes Despite a storyline heavy with two of my least favorite tropes of angst and pregnancy, the author s writing style and craftily paced tale held my attention and kept me engaged and intrigued from beginning to end


  3. Deborah Obida Deborah Obida says:

    This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Well all I can say is that this book is not for me, it s actually a great book the plot is okay even the writing style and characters but I had lot of issues with it I feel like lots of stuff about the love interest was rushed, insta love not well potrayed just gets on my nerve and this did This book would have been 4 stars worthy but the cheesiness and cliche that is known in lots of romance novels were just everywhere One This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Well all I can say is that this book is not for me, it s actually a great book the plot is okay even the writing style and characters but I had lot of issues with it I feel like lots of stuff about the love interest was rushed, insta love not well potrayed just gets on my nerve and this did This book would have been 4 stars worthy but the cheesiness and cliche that is known in lots of romance novels were just everywhere One of the few things I like about the book is the guy s history, that s crazy and original


  4. Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe says:

    OMFG I love you Ben Full review to come.


  5. Peggy M Peggy M says:

    After reading the first 3 books in this series, I was very curious about Ben Turner Because his death which was fake was the cause for some emotional reactions in the previous books His sisters and friends all reacted in different ways on his death as we can read in their stories So, to then to discover that Ben was still alive made me very curious about him and his reasons for doing it Because there has to be a good reason to let your family and friends believe that you re dead And I After reading the first 3 books in this series, I was very curious about Ben Turner Because his death which was fake was the cause for some emotional reactions in the previous books His sisters and friends all reacted in different ways on his death as we can read in their stories So, to then to discover that Ben was still alive made me very curious about him and his reasons for doing it Because there has to be a good reason to let your family and friends believe that you re dead And I can imagine that it must be very hard to come back to them and deal with their hurt and pain.Just like in the previous stories, the writer kept the story light but still emotional That s one of the things that I like about her writing This story isn t only about Ben, it s also about Juniper and her problems It was wonderful to see how both felt a connection from the first moment, how they respected each other feelings and even in the beginning when they were strangers to each other, they took care of the other one I liked that.The story is told from both POV s Ben s character is very caring, he s a good guy and Juniper is strong in her own way She comes from an abusing relationship and yes, she stayed too long in it but like so many, she was looking for love by the wrong person I m very glad that she found Ben and his family It was great seeing the other characters from the previous books again.Although we got an epilogue at the end of the story I did feel that the story was a bit rush in the end And I would have loved someinformation about certain things But Adrift was a good end to a lovely series


  6. Shannon Shannon says:

    I m so sad to see this series come to an end It s probably my favorite new adult series out there, I ve loved these characters so much, and have really enjoyed the continuing storyline from book to book I feel like I ve been a part of the Turner family for so long that I m finding it hard to say good bye.And now for the conclusion to the series we finally get the infamous Ben Turner s story I really didn t know what to expect out of Ben, other than we know he faked his death and put his famil I m so sad to see this series come to an end It s probably my favorite new adult series out there, I ve loved these characters so much, and have really enjoyed the continuing storyline from book to book I feel like I ve been a part of the Turner family for so long that I m finding it hard to say good bye.And now for the conclusion to the series we finally get the infamous Ben Turner s story I really didn t know what to expect out of Ben, other than we know he faked his death and put his family through unbearble heartache with some really tough consequences But in Adrift we get the chance to get inside his head see what makes him tick and learn why he did what he did Since he s been home he really has been adrift not knowing what he wanted out of life, just that whatever it was wasn t in Kill Devil Hills He s just biding his time until his parole is over and he can move on But Adrift isn t just Ben s story, it s also Juniper s And when Juniper enters Ben s life she s like a balm to his soul Not to say it s all smooth sailing, because it s not But even when they hit some rough waters, there s a connection between Ben and Juniper that they can t deny or hide from I adore Ben He was a bit like a lost puppy, just wandering about with no direction until Juniper arrives And then he realizes that maybe he does have a purpose in life, that maybe everything in his life did happen for a reason, and it was all to lead him to Juniper and her unborn baby But because of what happened in his past he s a little conflicted as well, not sure if his feelings for her are true or misplaced guilt Neither Ben nor Juniper were at a point in their lives where they were looking for love, but sometimes that s the way life works out They were two people who needed each other but didn t know it until their paths crossed at just the right time.As I said, I m really sad to see this series come to an end Sarah has written such real and engaging characters, and I was so glad we got to catch up with the rest of the family in Adrift I m holding out hope that maybe there s a novella for Georgie and Noah, sometime in the future


  7. Emily (Mrs B& Emily (Mrs B& says:

    My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review We start to get to know Ben a little bit before in books two and three in the series, but this can be read as a stand alone book.The book takes place well after Ben s return from the dead He has completed his sentence in Prison and is now on probation.Juniper feels that her past life choices have made her weak and that her judgement of men is off, but a simple white lie has her pretending to be someone she is not My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review We start to get to know Ben a little bit before in books two and three in the series, but this can be read as a stand alone book.The book takes place well after Ben s return from the dead He has completed his sentence in Prison and is now on probation.Juniper feels that her past life choices have made her weak and that her judgement of men is off, but a simple white lie has her pretending to be someone she is not in order to make a new life for herself.Ben and Juniper have chemistry from the beginning, but with their pasts are slow to start things up with each other, however they find that it is only with each other can they relax and beof themselves.We get to see all of the other previous characters in tis book which help out when required showing a strong family bond.I really liked this book and would bethan happy to read this series all over again


  8. Valerie Valerie says:

    This was my first book by Sarah I really enjoyed it Wow Ben, swoon Everything happens fairly fast in the story but it was easy to keep up and not confusing.I will now for sure have to read the previous books in the series


  9. Renee Entress Renee Entress says:

    5 starI was pulled right into this story The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak Before reading this story please read the below books firstKill Devil Hills Kill Devil Hills, 1 Changing Tides Kill Devil Hills, 2 Pulled Under Kill Devil Hills, 3 This is Juniper and Ben s story Everyone thought Ben was dead and now he is back But things have changed He is not so loved in his town He just got out of prison and is trying to adapt Juniper is on the run Thinking no one would 5 starI was pulled right into this story The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak Before reading this story please read the below books firstKill Devil Hills Kill Devil Hills, 1 Changing Tides Kill Devil Hills, 2 Pulled Under Kill Devil Hills, 3 This is Juniper and Ben s story Everyone thought Ben was dead and now he is back But things have changed He is not so loved in his town He just got out of prison and is trying to adapt Juniper is on the run Thinking no one would find her in this town she runs into Ben She is hiding out and he is struggling Can they help each other What happens when secrets are revealed Will they ever be the same Would he even want someone who is pregnant and alone I loved these characters and the side characters I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read I highly recommend this book


  10. Dirty Dayna Dirty Dayna says:

    I think this book is a 4.5 it s just missing that little bitof drama I think everything wrapped up too quickly for me I loved reading it tho and enjoyed seeing Ben and June they are an unexpected couple but they deff became friends and lovers in such a good way that it felt real I never want to say goodbye to kill devil hills I can t even think of a book 5 to write but i want one hint hint nudge nudge Sarah