Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Temptation Island-Lorie O’Clare

Temptation Island
Lorie O’Clare
Kensington Aphrodisia, Aug 1 2011, $14.00
ISBN: 9780758261380

Jenny Rogers wins a free trip to Hawaii by answering correct the question of what happened on August 16, 1977 on the TV show Last Chance for happiness. However, she is delayed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, which leaves her reservation on the islands in jeopardy of cancelation and the show is uncooperative. Having met while waiting for flights to take off, wealthy widow Samantha Winston offers her a trip on her private jet in exchange for Jenny to make the Winston Enterprises CEO’s appointments. Mrs. Winston likes the idea of fresh eyes.

Jenny’s first appointment is with Samantha’s orphaned maternal grandson Ric Karaka, who wants her to loan him money so he can renovate his paternal family’s rundown plantation house turning it into a B&B. Ric must persuade his grandmother’s agent Jenny that his restoration is worth the investment. However, each is stunned by the attraction between them as neither has felt this way before.

Readers who ignore the improbable opening in which a CEO, even an elderly tired person, assigns a total stranger, even one who sounds ethical, to take her business trip, will enjoy Jenny’s Hawaiian romance with Ric. The erotic story line with its exotic background is fun to read as love comes to the Island Paradise.

Harriet Klausner

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