THIS BOAT ROCKS…
Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody takes a chance — for once in her life— and gives into a week of sensational pleasure. Taggart helps her discover her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time.
“Sail Away with Me” by Kate Deveaux is a whirlwind of romance and finding love for newly divorced and single mom Jody Carter. Jody gets a chance for some fun and stress relief on a 5 day cruise with her girlfriends when one of them wins a free cruise. And of course, to add to the fun and fantasy of Jody’s vacation, she meets tall, dark and handsome… “Taggart Keith who is also on board promoting his newest “self-help” book.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this book… more so than I would have expected, given that my fave choice of book genre is typically more towards the romantic paranormal reads. I could totally related to Jody, she is so down-to-earth, an incredible mother and amazing friend. I could really appreciate the way that Jody was able to let herself go and grab happiness and joy for herself with her budding relationship with Taggart; but still was mature and responsible enough to consider what a new relationship would mean to her young son and set boundaries with Taggart in regards to that.
I also enjoyed that yes, there were some minor conflicts and obstacles Jody and Taggart had to overcome, but nothing so absurdly over-the-top as I read in other romance novels that frankly, could be compared to the “eye-rolling” ridiculous drama of a tv soap opera. Kate Deveaux does an outstanding job with the development of all the characters in “Sail Away” and now all I’m needed is planning a dream cruise for myself!
4 Stars ~Kathy
KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane
Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!
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