Series: Ross Siblings 1
First Published: February 10, 2010
One week in paradise will make or break them…
It’s not enough that Kelsey’s husband left her for another woman. Oh, no. The “other woman” had to be her best friend Evan’s fiancée. Not only has she lost her marriage, she fears losing Evan to the lingering awkwardness and humiliation that hangs between them.
Evan has no intention of letting that happen. He’s got plans…namely, an extra plane ticket to Hawaii now his future wife is out of the picture. There’s only one person he wants on the trip with him, the one who’s always been there for him. The one he should never have let slip away into the arms of a traitorous friend who shattered her heart.
Kelsey is anticipating a week of fun in the sun with the man who’s always treated her like a little sister. No one’s more surprised when she discovers that Evan has seduction on his mind—and that she’s more than ready for it.
Love is the most powerful healing force of all. But past demons have a way of ripping open old wounds, and threatening the survival of even the strongest friendship…
Warning: This title contains explicit sex between best friends, graphic language…and a hero who knows how to put the hot in “hot tub”.
First off: the warning is justified. After a sufficiant introduction to the characters and the situation (which was well enough for my tastes), there's basically a pw/op part, taking up 1/4 or 1/3 of the book. It's well written, with a lot of feeling - but it's still more physical than emotional. Then comes the big plot twist, huge drama, which reminds you that there is something like a story going on here. However, it's not really something impressive, and could be predicted if you rip you mind of the sex for a second. After that, the story goes back to the average okay style of the beginning (which is good, again), and then - who would have thought - comes the fluffy ending. Yippieh...
Okay, okay, it's not just plain smut without any conflict or a nice emotional basis, but it's still not enough for my tastes. Just a nice bedtime story if you want to shut your brain off.
Rating: Style: 3/5 -- Plot: 2/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Suspense: 2/5 -- Drama: 2/5 -- Humor: 2.5/5
Overall Rating: 2+ Hoods