Goodreads: I just loved this story, from the romantic settings to the well-drawn characters to the snappy dialogue and beautifully written love scenes. It's a really romantic, sweet and sexy read--highly recommended.
This was a beautiful setting for Lissy and Nick to explore, paradise-like at the beginning, with humour deftly sprinkled throughout their relationship. I loved the scene at dinner - the girls' night out was a hoot, and her landlady was a sweetie. Which is another element Annie Seaton does so well - great secondary characters. I would love to know what happens to Nick's brother, Tom. This was a fun read, especially in the middle of winter when it transported me to warmer southern oceans. Looking forward to more by this author.
This story starts with a hot bodied sailor (Nick) and a staid professor (Lissy) in a romantic fling in an exotic location. Work, friends and family, and life in general conspire to keep the love birds apart. Each of them have hang-ups that keep them apart and they end up hurting one another when their hearts tell them otherwise. A great read.
Mar 27, 2012Carmen Falcone rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with twists and turns which make it hard to stop reading. Lissy is very relatable and engaging, and Nick is HOT and charismatic.
I also enjoy it because it's fast-paced, and the first chapter had me at the edge of my seat. The characters seem real... they are flawed, which I like. She's still hurt because of the loss of her grandfather, which is something we all can relate to. And Nick is still attracted to her even after he finds out she may be engaged to someone else, soon ( I don't want to give it away ).
I could go on and on... gorgeous scenery, sharp dialogue... even the secondary characters are multi-layered and add to the plot.
A real winner! I can't wait for Annie Seaton's next book! :)
When Dominic Richards moves back to his home town to take up a new job, the last person he expects to discover as his new assistant professor, is the beautiful woman he spent a memorable night with on a tropical island.
Nic doesn't do forever but having Melissa around has him thinking maybe he could.
But Melissa is not one bit interested… or is she?
(Note: this is a revised and expanded edition of Holiday Affair originally published, 2012.)