Posted in Adventure Fiction, Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Family Drama, Psychological Suspense

The Castaways Lucy Clarke 5*#Review @lucyclarkebooks @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam #TheCastaways #psychological #suspense #sisters #Fiji #BookReview #weekendreads

It should be like any other holiday.

Beautiful beaches.

Golden sunsets.

Nothing for miles.

You’ll never want to leave.

Until you can’t…

Gripping, twisty and full of sun-soaked atmosphere, THE CASTAWAYS will whisk you far away to the island – and never let you go.

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I received a copy of this book from Harper Fiction via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

Sisters Erin and Lori have a close bond. When Lori’s long term relationship breaks down, Erin is there for her, so it’s natural Lori wants them to be together on her trip to a remote Fijian island. It’s written from the sisters’ viewpoints, Erin in the present, and Lori, in the past. Immersed in their story from the beginning, it’s an intensely poignant read.

Vivid sensory imagery makes it easy to imagine the action and settings. An addictive balance of action and introspection has believable twists. The realistic ending retains a pleasing element of unpredictability.

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Posted in Book Review, Holiday Romance, Romance, Romance -Dark and Steamy, Travel

Bad Business J.C. Harroway 4*#Review @jcharroway @MillsandBoon #ThePleasurePact #MillsandBoonDare #MillsandBoonInsiders #Dare #Fiji #HolidayRomance #BookReview #ThursdayThoughts

An island honeymoon for one…

…becomes a racy fling for two!

My friends and I have a ‘pleasure pact’—live more fully and indulge in a red-hot fling. Newly single and up to the challenge, I’m more than ready for some no-strings thrills in tropical Fiji—and gorgeous paddleboarding instructor Ryan Dempsey is the perfect man to share them with. But our electrifying chemistry soon becomes a more passionate connection…can I convince Ryan to risk our affair for something deeper?

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I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

Unusually for a Dare book, this story didn’t begin with the couple but Grace and her friends as they make a pleasure pact on a night out. Grace travels to Fiji and meets Ryan. Grace’s initial encounter with Ryan is steamy and sets the scene, for what follows. Neither reveals their true identities at first. When they do, the emotional connection deepens.

The setting is idyllic. It complements the sensual romance perfectly.