Friday, 13 March 2015

Book review - Never Let Me Go by Jennifer Haymore (erotic romance) 5/5stars

Never Let Me Go by Jennifer Haymore
Erotic romance
5/5 stars

Never Let Me Go is a beautiful, romantic story of love between two total opposites.  Superbly written, it is a gentle yet steamy romance, which really draws you into the story.  I absolutely loved this book and will be checking out more stories by Jennifer Haymore.

'Sometimes following your ambitions means losing your heart.When Celeste McMillan graduated from college, she hit the ground running, prepared to overcome every challenge and climb the corporate ladder at record-breaking speed. But then a client assaults her, and her boss forces her to take a ten-day “vacation” in Hawaii.Kanoe Anakalea is intrigued when he meets the pale-skinned, redheaded haole on his favorite surfing beach. Celeste is intelligent and adventurous, sexy and sweet. Even though sun, sand and sexy surfers are as foreign to Celeste as the L.A. corporate world is to Kanoe, their sexual chemistry sizzles.As they spend sun-warmed days and plumeria-scented nights in each other’s arms, they find themselves falling hard. Yet love is out of the question. Kanoe is rooted in his island home, and Celeste’s future beckons in L.A. As the clock ticks down, Celeste realizes that letting go might be the greatest challenge she’s ever had to face.'

Celeste is forced to go on a ten day vacation after she's assaulted by a client at work and responds by slapping him.  Celeste is young, ambitious and a real workaholic so she really resents have to take a break from her career.  When she arrives in Hawaii she meets gorgeous local man Kanoe.  He loves to surf and dances the hula - but there is much more to him than his surfer boy image suggests.

There is a strong connection between Celeste and Kanoe and they are soon spending all of their time together.  But Celeste is only in Hawaii for ten days, so the future looks bleak.  I loved both of these characters, they are well rounded and I really felt like I knew them both.  The story was told from both of the main characters point of views, so we were privy to all of their thoughts and feelings.  The emotional journey that this couple go through is a pleasure to read.

I loved the Hawaiian setting of this book.  I know nothing about Hawaii and the culture of the islands, but the author described it beautifully and really brought this exotic setting to life.  I also liked the little snippets of Hawaiian language, it added to the atmosphere of this book.

Never Let Me Go is a beautifully written love story that gets five out of five stars.  Highly recommended!

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

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