My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was excited to get this ARC from netgalley as the description sounded like a number of my favorite tropes rolled into a fun, ultra-sexy story: Candace's friends book her on a singles cruise without telling her that it's an ultra hedonistic cruise. Ryan is 1/2 owner of said cruise ship, who has been bored of the floating pleasure boat for quite some time, and he spots Candace, realizes that she's different, but decides to pose as a fellow passenger because he wants to get to know her without her knowing that he's loaded. If you love stories like this from the Harlequin Blaze line but wouldn't mind if the heat got cranked all the way to *truly* blazing, this is the story for you. Lee has a super fun voice reminiscent of Christina Skye, Vicki Lewis Thompson, and Katie McCallister, and she put a lot of humor into this tale. At 174 pages, it's a quick read, perfect for a single evening of light and sexy reading. Because the book takes place on a hedonistic cruise, every scene revolves around sex--and this is often cute, but I wouldn't mind a *bit* more variety--even in super sexy story like this, I like a little substance to the plot. However, this setting just didn't lend itself to that, and that's okay--Lee has a great voice and makes it work. I'm planning to search out her backlist and see what other settings and plots she has. Note: This is an ultra-sexy story intended for mature audiences--if this is not your cup of tea, you might want to look elsewhere or try one of the authors I mention above.