Release Date: July 12, 2019
out why her best friend is getting married on a whim. When she travels to
Paradise Beach to stop the wedding, she’s the one who comes to a screeching
halt when greeted with the sight of a gorgeous naked guy in her hotel
room.He just happens to be the groom’s brother and the best man in the wedding.
As a successful real estate broker in New York City, Max Hastings is never
without a beautiful woman on his arm. Whenever he’s home on Paradise Beach, he
soaks up the sun, surf, and laid-back lifestyle. But now he’s stressed out,
trying to ready his family’s resort for sale and attend his youngest brother’s
shotgun wedding. Complicating matters: the maid of honor is the sexiest woman
he’s seen in years, and he wants her in his bed.
Lauren and Max come to an agreement: a weekend wedding fling is just the thing
both of them need.
But when Lauren suffers an accident and can’t leave the island, Max finds
himself more than willing to take care of her for more than a weekend. Will
Lauren set aside her doubts about relationships to explore something real with
ALL I WANT is Book Two in Tamara Lush’s Paradise Beach Series. They are all
standalone romantic comedies and can be read in any order. If you adore beach
romances, irresistible alpha men, and hilarious wedding tales, this is the book
Welcome to my stop on the release tour for the second installment in Tamara Lush’s Paradise Beach series, All I Want! This is Lauren and Max’s story, which we got a portion of in the first book, All I Know. In town for Kate and Damien’s wedding, Max and Lauren have a crazy instant-attraction (well, after an instant-fight) but all goes crazy when Lauren gets injured and has to stay put for a while. They decide to give in to a temporary fling, but during this time, Lauren and Max both begin to realize that it may be more than a fling…
Let me start by saying that I like this series and I like Tamara Lush’s writing style. Oh, and of course, I loved Max! All I Want has all of the elements you would want in a fun, flirty romance and I was burning up the pages to find out what would happen next.
With that being said, I was not a fan of the main character Lauren. I’m not even sure why, but I think it was a mix of self-pity and entitlement (a dangerous mix), that just got on my nerves.
Don’t get me wrong, I will still give this a strong 4-star rating on the various sites, but it’s not a 5-star for me because of Lauren.
Each character goes through so many changes and emotions during this novel and I loved watching those things play out, especially while re-connecting with Kate and seeing how she’s doing with Damien being gone. And, initially, I loved the banter and relationship between Lauren and Max. Talk about chemistry! But about halfway through the novel, Lauren became annoying in a way that I’m not sure how to describe. I know that Tamara Lush can bring to life amazing characters, but this wasn’t one of them.
Regardless, I recommend this book and can’t wait to read what comes next in this series and from this wonderful author!
*Thanks to GMB for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!
stories set in tropical locations. Her recent book, Constant Craving, was a
2018 RWA RITA® finalist in erotic romance. She’s married to an
Italian and lives near a beach in Florida. For many years, she was an
award-winning newspaper journalist. In 2017, she was one of 24 writers chosen
by Amtrak to ride around the United States on a train and write
fiction. Tamara’s a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era
jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones,
Art Deco, telenovelas, coloring books, street art, coconut anything, strong
coffee and journalism.
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