Book Review: The Independent One by Cami Checketts

Title: The Independent One
Author: Cami Checketts
Series: A Billionaire Bride Pact
Publisher: Birch River Publishing
Release Date: Apr 26, 2016


Book Summary:

Single mom, Haley Turnbow, escapes to the tropical Isla del Sol for an ideal vacation with her five-year old. She’s planning on lazy beach days, great food, and a happy kid. She doesn’t plan on the resident hotel ghost stalking her and the island’s fine-looking owner drawing her in with his confident, fun personality.
Cal Johnson is king of his own island, happy and busy. Thoughts of a family are on the horizon, but always seem out of grasp until a beautiful mom and her wild little boy flip his world upside down. He falls in love with both of them. Realizing they’re going to leave at the end of their vacation, he does everything in his power to capture Haley’s heart.
Haley and Cal may be able to enjoy a vacation romance, but can what they feel translate into the real world? Only a giant leap of trust will give the answer.


A fun, fast paced read!!! Didn’t want to put it down!!! I am getting rather attached to the characters in this series. Each book stands alone, but you little peaks I to the lives and of characters from past books. The beach setting is gorgeous and fun. Haley’s son Tas is hysterical. Cal is dreamy… All the elements of a great story. I kinda lost track of how many different people tried to harm Haley. That part seemed a bit over the top. Still, a fun read that makes me want to go read Isaac’s story next!

Rating: 4 Stars – Great book!
Content: Clean (Talk of rape)
Source: ebook for review
This book can be purchased at Amazon.


  1. Thank you!