Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux

Today I have a review of Sail Away With Me  by Kate Deveaux as part of a Tasty Tour. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the TOUR Wide Giveaway.  One Grand prize winner will get a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of Academy of Love by Kate Deveaux: TWO winners will get $10 Amazon Gift Cards, and 2 winners will receive eBook copies of Academy of Love.

Book Review:

Who doesn’t love a little vacation romance with the potential for more?  Newly divorced Jody is on a girl’s trip cruise with her friends: a chance to get away and leave the stress of her divorce, newly single status and single mum behind. Strappy and sexy sandals and a heel stuck in the gangplank have Jody face to face with Taggart: the man who rescued her shoe from the apparent certain fate of landing in the sea.

Taggart is handsome, charming and obviously attracted to Jody.  There’s just one catch: he’s a celebrity with the lifestyle and fans that come with it. Jody can’t see herself involved with him, even for a shipboard fling.  But, Taggart perseveres, and his company and charm wear her down while his sexual prowess wears her out: the perfect antidote for what ails her.  But, this is only a getaway romance, a chance to feel young and appreciated again, and Jody has no plans to see him again.

Taggart agrees to the short term, but back on land he can’t forget the woman who was so fun, so captivating and so giving.  He sets his cap on winning her forever: and goes about the carefully planned and presented set of reasons that they are good together.  Even including his learning to deal with a 12 year old boy, where his lack of experience is evident, but his willingness to learn and take advice are endearing.   But, not all is roses:  Jody is far more committed to raising her son and managing her life without relying on a man ever again.  When Taggart’s secret comes to life, Jody is hurt and angry – and pushes him to take his own advice and take responsibility.

The characters in this story are engaging and real: with concerns that are far beyond many contemporary romances.  These are fully fledged adults, with lifetimes of baggage to sort through and commitments that aren’t based solely on their love lives.  While Taggart is reasonably unencumbered, Jody is a mother first and all other declaratives later: a mature woman with a sense of herself and what is important and this makes the story far different in emotional impact than many contemporary romances.

With seamless integration of her friends into the storyline, we see Jody as a woman and a friend, and her friends also are able to talk about their own relationship quandaries that add tangible elements to the story: elements that every reader can relate to.  Deveaux has managed to incorporate several factors beyond the romance into this story that give slices of life and breath to the plot.

Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux

Title: Sail Away With Me
Author: Kate Deveaux
Published by: Red Sage Publishing
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 204
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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Sizzling shipboard romance — Jody throws caution to the wind as she lets go of her inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent week of pleasure. Passions surge, lovers tangle and two lives will never be the same again.

Jody knew she was in trouble the minute she stepped on board the gleaming cruise ship and into the arms of the sexy celebrity guest, Taggart Keith. For just one week, Jody gives into the seductive flames of desire and succumbs to Taggart’s charms. But when she returns to land, can Jody resist the temptation of even more pleasure?

A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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TWO winners will get $10 Amazon Gift Cards
2 winners will receive eBook copies of Academy of Love

About Kate Deveaux

KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!