Meg Snow is tired of life in the small town of Milcott, South Dakota. She wants to travel, see the world and maybe even find a man. The simple fact that she's in love with her longtime best friend Cory is proving to be problematic, especially since they share a duplex and she can easily image slipping over to his place to make her erotic fantasies a reality.
Cory Traven, a.k.a. the Culinary Casanova, got to travel during the four years he spent in the Air Force and was more than happy to return to Milcott when his time was up. He's established a business and is ready to settle down with the one woman he now realizes that he shouldn't have left behind. Is it too late to rectify the situation and capture Meg's heart?
Every morning Meg wakes to the delectable scent of Cory's cooking and finds herself lured over to his place to satisfy her hunger. Her physical hunger for Cory however is another story. During a discussion about Meg's recent disastrous date and the lack of good candidates in the local dating pool Cory realizes that Meg desires a life outside their little hometown. Since he intentionally moved to the duplex to be near her this revelation sends sheer panic to his heart. She's looking for romance and adventure and Cory believes he can offer her both without ever leaving Milcott. Unfortunately his plan falls through and before he knows what's happening Meg's booked a couple of tickets on a Caribbean singles cruise - and she's taking her cousin Sara.
Cory isn't at all happy about this turn of events. The last thing he wants to think about is the woman of his dreams visiting paradise with a ship full of eligible men. He shouldn't have worried because the trip doesn't go according to plan and he'll get the opportunity to experience the romance of Jamaica with Meg. Will she learn to appreciate life in Milcott, South Dakota and her relationship with Cory once the vacation is over?
If you've ever lived in a small town then you'll be able to appreciate Meg's desire for adventure and how frustrated she becomes by the nosiness of everyone around her. KyAnn Waters' WANDERLUST captures all the good, the bad and the ugly about small town life along with the romanticism of escaping to `paradise.' While Cory's had the opportunity to see the world, Meg's never had that chance and she seizes the opportunity as soon as she can. This story has it all - laughter, tears, frustration, anger, and plenty of red hot loving! Sometimes you have to leave home in order to see the beauty and worth in everything that you've always had and Ms. Waters' WANDERLUST captures that fact with startling clarity.
Chrissy Dionne (courtesy of Romance Junkies)