From Publisher, Carina Press:
After Agent Kendall Frasier’s partner is shot in “friendly fire” during a drug bust, she agrees to take a week’s vacation on a tropical island as part of her psychiatric evaluation. Sand, sun, sea-what could be better to help her work through her guilt? Even if the presence of the man responsible for the shooting, Agent Zane Vincent, seems counterproductive to her mental health.
As Kendall gets to know Zane, and realizes he feels worse about what happened than she does, it becomes impossible to hate him. And their mutual attraction becomes impossible to deny.
Kendall and Zane soon agree to put the event that brought them together in the past-and spend the present exploring their most erotic desires. Do they have a future in the real world when their week in paradise is over?
I enjoyed this very short novella. The writing was very good, there was a nice flow, good character and story development. I really enjoyed the plot, the vacation for the agents was a great setting. The main characters themselves were interesting. Kendall was trying to cope with mixed feelings about her partners death, and Zane was trying to overcome guilt. Zane and Kendall were good together, not just in bed. I particularly enjoyed a particular “when Harry met Sally” scene. For such a short novel, it took awhile to get to the steamy sex scenes, but they were worth the wait. My main issues with this novella was the length. It really was a very, very short story, a quick read. It is tough to justify purchasing such a short story, even though it is a good story. I feel that this story would be great in an anthology.