Vi Keeland has mixed together a delightful romantic confection with BELONG TO YOU and MADE FOR YOU. The series chronicles the romance of Sydney and Jack.
My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.
After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?
She’s in Hawaii on her would-be honeymoon from a wedding she called off. He’s in Hawaii for a bachelor party. She’s an aspiring singer. He’s a mysterious, wealthy man. The fuse is lit…and then…BOOM! We take off for the fast lane. To be clear, the fast lane has some seriously hot sex.
Jack and Syd spent a week in paradise. It was only supposed to be a fling. But life can be funny sometimes, and circumstances brought them back together again. Together they seemed to have found their happy ever after. But when Sydney is offered a chance at the career she has always wanted, she must leave Jack behind to follow her dreams. Can their love survive long distance? Sydney’s touring with a man every woman wants, but he only has eyes for Syd. And an unexpected tragedy leaves Jack feeling remorseful. Can the two find a way through to forever?
Rounding out the cast is Sydney’s bodacious bestie, Sienna. Sydney’s a recovering good girl who wears a lot of pink. Sienna likes to wear a lot of tight black leather with stilettos. They’re a great pair and Sienna gets the lion’s share of the zingers.
“I’ll have a vodka cranberry and she’ll have a Merlot. You’ll have to excuse her, she’s spent the last week fucking her brains out with a gorgeous stranger and can’t seem to snap out of it.” Sienna smiled to the appalled flight attendant, a pleasant-looking mid-forties woman who was wearing way too many pins on her bulging uniform. From the look on her face, I was sure the flight attendant wasn’t used to a raunchy-mouth like Sienna in first class.
Jack’s story unfolds right along with Sydney’s. Twists and turns create the opportunities for romance. New careers are born. Pasts are revealed. Family skeletons are unearthed. Exes and wannabees ebb and flow throughout both novels.
Jack is an Alpha but he’s not an asshole. Sydney is kind but not a pushover. Nobody needs to be rescued here. The characters are very self-determined and intelligent.
Vi Keeland’s Cole novels are like your favorite sweet treat. They start strong, stay the course, and end with you wanting more. There is a bit of a cliffhanger between the books, but both of them are out now, so it’s really a non-issue. I had to wait to read the second book and I wasn’t suffering from a book hangover. I really DID want to see how things played out, though.
A Happily Ever After ending with a delicious, familiar epilogue. Need to escape for a while? Curl up with Jack. Or just stare at him for a while. Sigh…I’ll wait with you.
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