*** This book contains explicit sex and graphic language. It is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.***
Dade Rodrigue is the levelheaded, bass guitarist for Bayou Stix, the hottest rock band in the country. He’s the oldest member which often places him in the role of protector and mentor. Women love a rock star and Dade is no exception. When events in his own life become overwhelming, he takes a much needed retreat for some quiet and down time away from his “Dade the rocker” existence.
Melonie Bird is a well-respected OB/GYN with a successful practice. She’s beautiful, smart, and career focused. She likes things neat and orderly and her life is no exception. When her perfect life derails, she takes off on an island adventure to refresh and recharge.
An exotic location, a chance encounter, and two beautiful people -who aren’t quite who they seem- will have both of their worlds spinning.
What happens when the unexpected changes your life? When the things you never thought you wanted turn out to be exactly what you need, what do you do? What happens when the one you can’t forget isn’t exactly who you thought they were?
Can a spark of lust ignite the fire of love?
ARC received for an honest review
You will remember that we first met Dr Melonie Bird during Alluring Temptation, and found out that Melonie and Dade knew each other right at the end of that book - and wow, wasn't that explosive!!
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Now we find out the story behind that meeting.
I loved the instant spark between Dade and Melonie... or should we call her Rayne? From the minute they saw each other across the pool it was hot hot HOT! I mean you seriously get proximity burns from being in the same room as them! The scenes on St John's were beautiful and sexy and fun.
I loved the play between them. It is not all just about the sex - which is smokin' - but they genuinely are interested in each other. But neither is 100% honest with the other, which frustrated me no end! They are so into each other, so imperfectly perfect for each other, and they are sabotaging things right from the start.
Dade is the one in his motley crew of friends who they all seek for stability. He is all about his family and friends. But Melonie has him all out of whack. I love that he is all aflutter over her. Although he is wonderful with his family, he has seemed a little aloof when it comes to relationships before, but now it is a new Dade we see. I loved the insanely jealous Dade (though in real life it would drive me insane!!)
I was so happy that they got to reconnect. Although I wanted to slap them both for being so stubborn and not talking to each other, talking out their issues, I was glad that they didn't jump straight back into what they had on the island. No matter how much they were attracted to each other, I felt that they needed to get to know each other in the "real world" to see if what they experienced on the island was more than just a fling.
So, is real life enough good for them, can they get through the differences in their lives and get the HEA they both crave?
Nuh uh you will have to read for yourself to find out.
The whole crew is back in Alluring Infatuation. All of his band mates, their partners, their friends. They are a fantastic group of friends. All up in each other's business, the first to make fun of each other, but the first and fiercest to defend each other too.
Ms Turner has created a group of people that feel extremely real to the reader. Yes, the guys may be famous, but you don't get that feeling about them, they feel like the guys you went to school with, the ones who live down the street or you see at the pub on a Friday night.
And every book in this series just keeps getting better and better. I think that Alluring Infatuation is my favourite in the series so far - but I have loved each and every single one!
Now I am all impatient for Cruz's story!
Oh, and after reading Alluring Infatuation, you won't be able to look a Hummer the same way again!!
I saw her as soon as I stepped off the bus from the airport. How could I miss her? The sun was reflecting off the blonde hair piled messily on top of her head. She was laughing at something the pool boy was saying as he handed her some pink, frilly drink with a blue umbrella. The umbrella matched her bikini which perfectly showcased her curves.
Her laugh was musical. I couldn’t see her eyes because they were hidden behind mirrored aviators, but something told me they would be light. I bet they’re blue.
The tap on my arm alerts me to the fact that the pretty driver is speaking to me, and apparently has been for a bit. Shifting my attention from the alluring blonde near the pool, I smile sheepishly at her and shrug. “I’m sorry; I spaced out. I apologize. I have no idea what you were just saying.” Her eyes swing toward the pool before returning to my own. “I understand your distraction. The scenery over there is quite beautiful,” she says with a smile.
Unintentionally, my gaze returns to the pool. The aviators are pointed in my direction. Pulling my own shades down, I wink. Her mouth pops open. Smiling, I turn and head into the hotel to get checked in.
After getting settled into the room, I decide to investigate the pool. Maybe the blonde is still there. Spending a few days with her in this tropical paradise wouldn’t be a hardship. I check myself out in the mirror and I see a tall, fit body. My shoulders are defined. My arms are toned and tight and show off my many tattoos. My chest is also chiseled and tattooed and my torso is long and sculpted. I work my ass off for this body and I’m proud of it. The appreciation from the opposite sex doesn’t hurt either.
Lord, I need this break. Things have been insane at home. We just finished a tour with the band. Jude got married. Jessie got engaged. Who the hell would have thought that would ever happen?! My sister is home from California and all I want to do is protect her from the evils of the world, but she and Liam both live in my house now and it’s like a damn warzone. Those two are constantly at each other’s throats. My sweet little sister is just what my philandering band mate needs, and both want the other fiercely, yet both are too outraged at the others mere existence to figure it out. Something needs to happen with them, and soon, or everyone is going to be miserable. Thankfully, I left them alone together while I’m away to figure it out, whichever way it goes, while I catch some sun and decompress.
Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.
When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.