Summer might be over, but things will be heating up this November when Cathryn Fox's new anthology from NAL Trade hits the bookstores! SUN STROKED will be sure to steam up even the coldest winter night, and warm the hearts of readers in every climate.
Danielle, Lauren, and Abby arrive at the `O Spa' nestled in the seclusion of a private island ready to let their hair down and see just what the resort's legendary magical elixir can do for them. The elixir is said to fulfill your most coveted fantasy.
Ethan, Ryan, and Cody are on the island recuperating from injuries sustained during the course of their jobs in the military. A little of that magical elixir is just what the doctor ordered when three very special women arrive on the island.
SUN STROKED is a veritable erotic Fantasy Island, complete with its own version of the cryptic Mr. Roarke in the form of the mysterious match-making Malik, who helps his guests obtain what they most desire.
~THE SENSUAL SOAK~
Just once, Danielle wants to let herself go with a man who can handle her inner submissive. Ethan seems just the man for the job...
I think that Danielle and Ethan's story would be my favorite of the three, if I absolutely had to pick one. Once they meet, they are drawn to each other immediately and their romance takes off, despite Ethan's doubts that Danielle will want him after she sees his leg injury.
Danielle's big heart embraces him without reservation, and the love she bestows on him soon makes him realize he is no less of a man than he was before his injury, restoring his own belief in himself.
And the things that man can do with a few jungle vines still send the most wonderful shivers up my spine...
~THE PLEASURE POOL~
Lauren has been plagued by boyfriends who want her body, with no consideration for who the woman is. She longs for a man who will see the person behind the curves, a man who can be her friend and lover.
The story continues when Lauren and Ryan find each other. While it takes Ryan a few days longer than Ethan to make his move, it isn't long before he succumbs to his attraction to the voluptuous Lauren. While his vision might be badly damaged, he can see who she is very clearly, and likes what he sees. His fear? That she won't want him once she realizes the extent of his disability.
Of course, Lauren is a woman of substance, and would never judge based on something as superficial as a little injury. She's been a victim of just that sort of thing her entire adult life, albeit with a different slant.
The scenes between this couple are heart-meltingly sweet and bone-meltingly hot! What Ryan has lost in sight, he more than makes up for with his tactile senses - something readers enjoy just as much as lucky Lauren does.
~THE SUNSET SAUNA~
About to become engaged to her boyfriend, this vacation is Abby's last hurrah, so to speak. Having never experienced passion, Abby believes it doesn't exist and so is content to settle for a man she believes she can have a good life with, even without love.
But everything changes when she meets Cody...
Just once, Abby wants to experience good sex. Passion, even. She has heard it exists, but has never been lucky enough to experience it with any of her previous partners. Oh yeah, she has read about it in countless romance novels, but those are just fiction, right?
For all of us who are fans of the romance novel genre, seeing Abby learn that she can find romantic love outside the pages of a book is more than entertaining - it is inspiring. Oh to be in this heroine's shoes when Cody sets his sights on her... That's the stuff romantic fantasies are made of, I tell you.
Cody's job as a sniper has caused him to build a shell around his heart. He thinks he craves solitude, but when Abby breaks through his considerable military-honed defenses, he begins to rethink that belief.
With a little exhibitionism and some voyeurism, the scenes between Abby and Cody are tantalizingly decadent and bound to inspire fantasies of the erotic sort as well.
**Courtesy of Wild on Books**