Publisher: HarlequinPublish Date: 1 July 2010
Blurb: Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man—until her fiancé's plane crashed. And then she got the really bad news: he'd tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America's most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does not deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe's heartache….A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone "normal." Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she gets him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe's notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?
Review in 5: Sensual, Emotion-ridden, Comforting, Sweet, and HOT!
Review: I think Ms. Dahl has a real gift for contemporary romance. I usually don’t like contemporary romance that much but for some reason when I read Ms. Dahl’s novels I find myself comforted, relaxed, and I feel like I can drop into the story head first and be completely ok.
The characters, as with most stories, make this book amazing. The characters are flawed, human, and in this story vulnerable and out in the open (well mostly). The chemistry between Chloe and Max is almost tangible to the reader through out the whole book. The chemistry between the secondary couple is much more subtle, as I expect it is supposed to be, seeing as they are secondary characters. I love the strength of Chloe as well, she went through a lot in this book and held up remarkably under the pressure.
The writing as with all of Ms. Dahl’s books is amazing. She has a way of creating a world so thoroughly that I can sink inside of it and it feels like I am right there will the characters. That is one thing I admire so much about her work. I also marvel at her ability to write the sensual scenes in her books, matched in heat by Kresley Cole and Maya Banks. Simply Hot!
The plot of this book unfurled very slowly….don’t get me wrong, that was how the book was set up and I wasn’t wanting for more while reading; I took everything in the stride that is was set out and was perfectly happy. The whole books feels like a slow sensual massage, just nice and relaxing and comforting to read even when there is crazy drama. I just got Ms. Dahl’s newest book ‘A Little Bit Wild’ that is a historical romance, I can’t wait to see if she writes historical as well as she writes contemporary.
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