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In Pursuit of Paradise
by Kate Randle
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Ship captain Nicholas Becket knows he needs to change his playboy ways. And when he discovers beautiful divorcee Lily Kingston at a job fair for his cruise line, he thinks he has found someone who can reform him.
Lily is looking for a change of her own but she isn’t prepared for Nick and all of his baggage. Not to mention her own scars from the recent past. Although she is fiercely attracted to the handsome and dashing millionaire, an unexpected event threatens to tear them apart forever.
Can this pair of lost souls overcome the stormy waters of life’s ups and downs in order to find their true paradise?
He grasped her hand and brought it to his lips. He kissed her so delicately that she thought she would faint on the spot. His touch was warm, light and inviting and he was only kissing her hand. She imagined how his kiss would feel on her lips and the rest of her body. What was going on with her? She felt like she was completely losing her mind.
“No Lily,” he said. “The pleasure was all mine.” He paused for a moment. “Would you like to have dinner with me tonight? That is, if you don’t have to head home right away to Orchard Park.”
Lily hesitated. She had been on a few casual dates since her divorce six months earlier but she had never been asked out by a complete stranger. Most of the one-date-only events she had attended had been set up by sympathetic friends, just trying to help her get on with her life. But none of the nice yet ordinary men had made her feel the way she did right now.
Electricity was crackling between them, she was certain of it. She felt a strong, unexplained connection to him even if her rational side was telling her it wasn’t a smart idea to get involved with this guy.
I totally loved this book!
This book was highly enjoyable and entertaining!
This book is about second chances, finding love, change, healing, and working towards becoming a better person.
I really liked the main characters, Lily and Nick. They were very realistic, relatable, and genuine.
Lily is a recent divorcee who wants to make big changes to her life so she decides to get a job working on a ship. Nick is a sexy, handsome, charming, charismatic, ship captain with a playboy reputation. Nick is also looking to make big changes in his life as well. Nick promises his dad that he will clean up his act and drop his naughty playboy ways. Lily and Nick meet at the job fair and there is an instant spark and connection. Although Lily isn’t exactly the normal type of girl Nick chases, he thinks she could help reform him. So when Lily officially gets the job Nick asks Lily out on a date. Since Lily would normally say no, she decides to say yes instead. Lily is trying to be more adventurous and say yes to new things.
The chemistry between Lily and Nick just leap off the page!
There is a bit of comedy thrown in and it is funny to see Nick try to be less of a playboy while Lily is trying to be less of a prude lol. Somehow they must find a way to meet in the middle.
Both of these characters are looking for second chances. Nick wants to be a better person and find love. Lily is trying to battle her own demons like getting over her divorce, healing her scars, starting over, and finding love. Both of these characters are good for each other, bring out the best in each other, and inspire each other to be better people. Isn’t that what we all want? Someone to make us want to be better every day?
This book just felt so real. You could feel all the love, pain, and emotions. I felt like I was hanging on every word and maybe even developed a little bit of a crush on Nick lol!
There are so many messages and takeaways from this book! The big ones are change, determination, hope, and second changes!
This book was such a quick and easy, but lots of fun read! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys contemporary romance books and is looking for an entertaining new book. However, please note that there are a few hot and steamy adult scenes that may not be appropriate for a young reader or someone who would be offended by those actions.
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
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After writing more essays than she could count completing her university studies, Kate Randle decided to swap out the world of academic prose for something more exciting, romance novels.
Her contemporary books encompass many of the things she loves: the beach, the ocean and of course handsome heroes. Kate lives near Toronto, Ontario with her own handsome hero, her husband Jason and her two children. Two adorable rescue felines round out her family to keep things interesting and covered in cat hair.
In addition to her debut novel In Pursuit of Paradise which is will be released in January 2017, Kate is currently working on a new contemporary romance about an iconic Canadian rock band. For more information, please visit Kate at her website: www.katerandle.com.
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