Release date: July 2012
He threw her inhibitions overboard.
Cruise director Michaela Western has everything she wants—everything except a sex life. But there are no secrets on cruise ships. She risked her job once for a dalliance with the Captain, and won’t do it again for a few minutes of toe-curling pleasure. Until a devilishly handsome new staffer with a body made for sin tempts her to walk on the wild side...
Investment billionaire Dylan Johns always gets what he wants. He is used to giving orders—not taking them—until he’s forced to go on hiatus from his investment company. To bide his time and carry out an old dream, he takes a job on a cruise ship—and ends up taking orders from his gorgeous, but uptight, new boss. He is determined to loosen her up with a fun onboard romance, but their no-strings fling turns serious and Dylan is forced to confess his lies.
When the affair threatens to shatter Michaela’s own career dreams, she finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
This book is about a summer romance that became more than expected. It feels very much like an Harlequin book, but needed a bit more love and fun between these two for me to really enjoy the relationship.
Michaela is a gorgeous woman that doesn’t have fun in life and believes only work is going to make her happy. She had a bad relationship with a married man and now is working with him, so her work place is not the best, plus she lives abroad in a cruise ship. Every guy she meets is either working for her or a paying customer. Not great.
Dylan is another unhappy character. He gave up his dreams of dancing and is now the head of a multi million dollars company, family business. Plus he’s constantly dealing with his brother and his disappearing's and his sister-in-law and her feelings for him.
These sound like nice people needing a good time and to actually enjoy a moment in life without having to worry about consequences, but they didn’t match as a couple for me. She’s too insecure and he’s a mess. As friends they would be great, but the relationship was a bit forced for me.
I liked the ending and how they finally discovered reasons to live and be happy.
Michele was born in the mid 1970’s amid a burgeoning sprawl of vineyards and new retirement homes. Despite training in law (or perhaps because of it) she has been a dancer, producer, writer, and all round arty type in various countries for most of her life. Now back home in New Zealand after travelling a plenty, she is a mom to one and writes full time in an office surrounded by whispering trees.
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