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When Aidan and Maddie first meet in Boracay Vows, sparks flew. Singapore Fling is back to the heat. I wasn't sure if I would be all in on this plan. I'm usually more of a relationship leads to heat fan than heat first, relationship second. But this really worked for me. We also see that with their actions, both Aidan and Maddie had not only insta-passion, but also the beginnings of insta-love, and they just don't know it yet. I love two passionate people who learn how to make a relationship. No one is giving up any of themselves, and no one is asking it of the other, though each would do it for love. How can you not love that HEA?
Maida Malby does a great job of putting you in the place - you feel the heat, taste the food, know the sparkling blue of the water. Sexy times are on the page and match the heat between Aidan and Maddie. There's only one real subplot and it still centers Aidan and Maddie, so no distractions, which I appreciate. A few side characters are mostly there for world building, with one notable exception for said subplot, as well as Krista and Blake from Boracay Vows. That's going to be one gorgeous wedding. :)
This was not as quick of a read for me as Boracay Vows was, but I blame the holidays. Pacing is good. I'm looking forward to the next in the Carpe Diem chronicles. Craig and Ange already have me intrigued.
Another steamy installment from Carpe Diem Chronicles, this time with a Singaporean flair in the form of food and locale. The recipe at the end was a nice touch. I currently live in Singapore and remember being hooked to chicken rice as well when I was still new here. Well, aside from food, we have career woman Maddie and military man Aidan and their sexy romance which may or may not be just a fling ;) Another fun read to spice up the senses and palate.
Maida does such a great job painting a picture with her words of the food, clothing, and locations of the world her characters inhabit. This second full-length volume in her Carpe Diem Chronicles is sexy, quick to read, and full of well-rounded, interesting characters. Family ties and female friendship add to the depth of the world and make you want more books.