5 star 20185 starsChildhood FriendsContemporary RomanceFriends to LoversPanty MelterTop 6

Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart

Someone Else's Ocean Book Cover Someone Else's Ocean
Kate Stewart
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 27th, 2018

The first time I met Ian Kemp in the sparkling blue waters of St. Thomas, I was six years old and we shared a summer beneath the stars.

The second time I met Ian Kemp, he was a shell of the boy I once knew. Turbulent and infuriating, he refused my friendship at every turn. Like me, he was a casualty of life’s cruelty, but we were planets apart.

We’d both sought refuge on the island, hoping to find our anchor. Instead, we found each other and managed to reclaim our stars...until we both got swept away.

Megan’s Review

“Sometimes what’s meant to be isn’t written in the stars”

Every year there are these books, you know the ones, with all the hype attached to them and you’re left wondering if it can possibly be as good as everybody is making it out to be? Can this story really live up to the hype and deliver what it has promised? I personally thought Someone Else’s Ocean sounded amazing and like every other romance reader on the planet, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy. Well… it’s as good, if not better than I could have ever expected. Every book of Kate Stewart’s I have read I have loved immensely, her words are so powerful and profound, her characters always intriguing and her stories always pull on my heartstrings.

Whilst reading Someone Else’s Ocean, I had this monumental desire to pack up my bags and head to St. Thomas. Wow what a place! It’s the perfect island backdrop to the perfect story. Kate’s vivid storytelling really made me believe I was there, taking in every bit of this breathtaking setting. I was in my own personal island home, just soaking it all up.

Ian and Koti have been friends since childhood. They met on the island of St. Thomas where both of their parents owned vacation homes. As they grew up, life happened and took them in opposite directions; they haven’t seen each other in twenty years; that is, until now.

Koti has been through so much turmoil in the past year and as a result has returned to her sanctuary, St. Thomas, which is a place she now calls home. It was exactly what she needed, a place to get her head on straight and re-group. This is why she had been living there for the past year.

“She was my golden shore after the shipwreck that was my life and she’d loved me with her whole heart, only to let me break it.”

Ian’s life as he now knows it is completely falling apart and he too has returned to his family’s home in St. Thomas in order to try to get his head and emotions in check. He has returned full of fury and is angry at the whole world. While Koti has been through something similar the previous year, she wants nothing more than to be there for her childhood friend. Ian has a massive chip on his shoulder and wants nothing to do with Koti or their friendship and acts in a very surly, impolite manner towards her.

Koti and Ian spend a lot of time arguing and are at each other’s throats, but Koti has faith and a belief that, given time, she will break down Ian’s harsh exterior and have him believe in her and the friendship they once shared many years ago. Perseverance and patience is the key when it comes to Ian and soon Koti is able to see her old childhood friend emerge from the anger once more; soon they start to develop feelings that go well beyond friendship.

“He was the perfect man to steal my heart, and I had zero doubts once he was done with it, it would never be the same.”

Ian and Koti have such a profound and intense connection that even while they were in the midst of heated disputes, you could feel the chemistry shine through. While they have both been through so much pain and suffering, together they have a chance to start to heal. Maybe that is what they both needed, each other. While they have grown so much closer during their stays in St. Thomas, how will they cope if they are forced to be a part again?

Someone Else’s Ocean is phenomenal and probably my favorite Kate Stewart story to date. Her writing is positively flawless and the plot captured my heart and soul. It is an angsty and romantic story about loving that one special person who completes you in every sense of the word. One of many words I use to describe this book is epic and I could not recommend it enough.


About the Author


A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.) Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers. In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen name of Angelica Chase.