Island Idyll (Bandicoot Cove, Book 4)

Author: Jess Dee

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: September 20, 2011

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: EBOOK





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It’s been three months since Sienna James walked away from her eight-year relationship with Ben Cowley.  Moving past the disillusions and heartbreak isn’t easy but she’s hoping her time at Bandicoot Cove will help her move on with life – maybe even find a man to help her take her mind off Ben.  Such a simple idea really… meet a nice sexy guy, indulge in a holiday fling and forget all about what’s-his-face.  Only that was before she runs into Joshua Lye, the subject of every single one of her adolescent fantasies.  Suddenly she wants more than a fling – much more.

Joshua Lye has been hired to set up the computer network at Bandicoot Cove.  He had no way of knowing that Sienna, his high school crush, would be one of the guests at the resorts soft opening, but he couldn’t be more thrilled to see her again.  As a teenager she’d been beautiful and popular and he knew he couldn’t sully her reputation.  She was a ‘princess’ and he was the ‘pauper.’  A romance between them would have never worked back then, but now… well, they’re all grown up and it’s obvious the spark of interest has turned into a raging inferno.

 

Sienna and Joshua thoroughly enjoy reconnecting after all these years and even engage in a heated discussion about why he turned her down for the Year Twelve Formal, but it’s the sexual tension between them that really makes things interesting.  They’re quick to act on the lust raging between them and enjoy playing out their wicked fantasies.  However, their idyllic time together comes to a jolting halt when her ex-fiancé Ben arrives determined to win her back. 

 

It’s obvious Sienna has feelings for both men and Ben is smart enough to not push her to choose one over the other right off the bat, instead he suggests they form a ménage for at least the night so Sienna can decide which man she truly wants.  Sexual satisfaction is to be had by everyone but in the end someone will be alone – that is if the men don’t let their raw jealousy and passiveness overrule their common sense and end up killing each other first.

 

Jess Dee’s ISLAND IDYLL is a cute, fun read with a serious undertone.  Sienna’s broken engagement is a sore issue with her because her ex chose his career over her needs – you get the sense right off the bat that Joshua would always put her needs first.  Yes, work is important but not when it consumes every moment of your day.  I adored how honest Joshua is about both his past and his desire for Sienna.  He really puts himself out there and it’s so very sweet and sexy.  Ben’s a nice enough guy but he’s made some serious mistakes where Sienna’s concerned.  Jess Dee infuses passion, compassion and some lighthearted fun into this storyline so readers become enchanted with the characters and their situation and in the end emotionally invested in how Sienna handles the situation between the two men.

 

ISLAND IDYLL is the fourth title in the BANDICOOT COVE series.  The titles in order are:
EXOTIC INDULGENCES by Viviand Arend, Lexxie Couper and Jess Dee

PARADISE FOUND by Vivian Arend

TROPICAL SIN by Lexxie Couper

ISLAND IDYLL by Jess Dee

 

… and if that’s not enough exotic pleasures for you then there’s always the BANDICOOT COVE : THE WEDDING series which contains:

AFTERNOON RHAPSODY by Jess Dee

MOONLIGHT MIRAGE by Sam Lee

and

SUNSET HEAT by Lexxie Couper

 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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