Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stranded Temptation by April Angel

Title: Stranded Temptation
Author: April Angel
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Kara and Max
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Etopia Press
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Sexual Intensity: Erotic

Story Overview:
Stranded together, their passions will run wild.

Kara has a deep dislike for her boss, Max. She also wants him so badly it’s making her nuts. He’s a workaholic, a robot man. And he’s never shown the least bit of interest in her or anything else that wasn’t recorded in the corporate minutes. But when their plane crashes on the way to a meeting, leaving them stranded on a deserted island…just the two of them, all alone with all that ocean around them…Kara decides it’s time to start living. And by living, she means using Max for all the hot sex she’s been denied.

Max wants Kara—has wanted her for a long time. Unable to come out and cross the line between professional and personal, he makes her accompany him on business trips just to have her around. When they crash land and Kara shows him how much she wants him, he decides to quit being so professional and take the woman of his dreams. After all, what happens in the middle of nowhere, stays in the middle of nowhere. Until they’re rescued.

Back in the real world, things aren’t as easy. Kara is afraid to start a relationship with a man who completely ignored her until she took off her clothes, and Max is afraid she’ll never be able to trust him. But when someone makes it clear that Kara’s in danger, Max has more to protect than Kara’s feelings. And now that he has her, he’s not about to let her go.

My Review: 
I loved the premise of this book. Max is a workaholic who counts on Kara being there for him. He's wildly attracted to her, but doesn't want to ruin their working relationship by mixing things up. What he doesn't realize is that she's fed up...with him. When she has to cancel her 30th birthday cruise to accompany him on a last-minute business trip, that's the last straw for her. She plans to quit as soon as they return back. The thing is, they never make it to their destination. The engines of their plane (both of them) explode and they have to crash land in the Caribbean. I really enjoyed that part of the story and was honestly a little disappointed that they weren't stranded for longer than they were. BUT it was long enough for things to become hot and heavy between them...which then makes things awkward when they get back home.

This was a hot little novella. Kara is at the point where she doesn't even like Max anymore because he's run her ragged. For his part, he works so hard to keep his mind off Kara. He has no real concept that he's working her too hard. He's a driven guy. Max was such a guy in this book...just completely clueless about the affect that he's having, but I liked that about the story. I liked that he is so caught up in his infatuation of Kara that he's really not seeing her anymore. The time on the island shakes up everything they know about each other by putting them in a completely different circumstance.

I loved how differently the two of them viewed their relationship when they got back. It was completely the opposite of the way that men and women usually view these things and I liked that shake-up of the situation. I enjoyed both these characters and the whole set-up of the story. I would have liked a tiny bit more development of the relationship between the two of them, but overall, it was an entertaining read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

About the Author:
Want to know about me? April Angel (aka Milly Taiden) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee. 
A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter, Cynthia Eden and Dianne Duvall among others.

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