Caribbean Love - Romance In Color
Hello everyone. Welcome to April.
Well, the calendar says it's April yet it feels like January for those of us in the British Isles. Today's maximum temperature where I live is 1 degree Celsius (33.8 degree Fahrenheit). So you can imagine how cold it is.
So pardon me if I'm dreaming of the hot Caribbean sunshine. Right now I could do with some sun, sea and sand.
But since I won't get to do any travelling for a while yet due to my 3 week old baby, I'll settle for reading about it instead.
Check out these stories that will have you dreaming of the cerulean sky of the Bahamas, the powdery white beaches of the Cayman Islands, the soulful reggae music of Jamaica or azure seas surrounding the Virgin Islands. And hopefully you'll fall in love with the characters too.
Caribbean Nights by Tressie Lockwood
The magazine Keeta works for is doing a photoshoot in Jamaica, and they hire sexy ex-military officer Dominic "Nic" East as a bodyguard for the models they intend to take. Keeta expects events to go as usual around the beautiful people she works with, but she is shocked when Nic seems interested in beginning an affair with her on the romantic tropical island. Who is Keeta to turn down this once in a lifetime opportunity. Soon, between running ragged behind her demanding boss and the more demanding models, she squeezes in time for Nic to take her on one exciting adventure after another exploring Jamaica and each other.
Nic wouldn't consider a model again for all the money in the world. He came home to find his model ex in bed with another man and him looking like a fool with an engagement ring in his pocket. Nic decides to have a meaningless fling with the curvy Keeta and finds more than he bargained for. Life gets more complicated when he takes on a second supposedly routine assignment and wounds up in a deadly situation that only Keeta can save him from.
Can love bloom in the Caribbean between a soldier and a woman whose very job reminds him of past mistakes?
Island Pursuits by Heather Rodney-Diaz
When former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez decided to return to his beautiful twin-island homeland of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean, he didn’t expect to find the woman of his dreams. But one chance encounter with the captivating Cory Phillips was all it took. Adrian quickly realizes once just isn’t enough with this beautiful but feisty island goddess.
Headstrong and set in her ways, Cory struggles tremendously with the military stereotypes of the island. But when this gorgeous, sensual—and deadly—soldier offers her his help, how could she resist him? After many sultry and pleasure-filled steamy Caribbean nights with Adrian, Cory finds herself going against everything she once believed in.
Their lustful island pursuits lead to a sizzling romance in paradise—but what they both discover about the past threatens to destroy any chance of a happily ever after. Can their love survive this tropical turbulence even as danger and deception lurks?
Hardware by Jayda McTyson
Camille Moyston has managed to put the nightmare of a violent attack behind her. Having forged a safe, predictable life, the last thing she needs is a cliché, oversexed Jamaican male expressing interest.
For Quinn Mayhew, life is too good to waste time chasing a haughty, irritable woman who is too cautious to accept him for the man he is, but somehow she symbolizes everything he desires in his future.
When Camille's inner fortress finally starts to crumble, Quinn is arrested for murder and everything changes...
Hot Chocolat by Judy Powell
Lisa Evans has always been an independent woman, running her own show as Director of Sales for a multinational corporation. Then in steps Rod Malone, a stunningly handsome high-powered executive from the New York head office, and her world is turned upside down - in more ways than one...
Rod has travelled to many countries for corporate assignments but he has never met anyone like this firecracker. The New York tough guy comes to show who's boss but little does he know what lies in store.
A battle of wills with a delicious outcome!
Columnist: Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.
She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.
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