Thursday, March 28, 2013

VBT Review: Caribbean Casanova


Caribbean Casanova
Under The Caribbean Sun, Book 2
by Jenna Bayley-Burke

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BLURB:

Of all the islands in all the world, she’s come to his.

Under the Caribbean Sun, Book 2

Holly Hansen has sacrificed too much to let anything—especially a man—get in the way of making her clothing line a success. When she arrives on the island of Anguilla, she zeroes in on the biggest threat to her make-or-break photo shoot. At six-and-a-half foot of sculpted Dutch muscle, Harmannus Prinsen is every inch the womanizer of Caribbean legend, but he will not be seducing any of her models. She knows exactly how to make sure of it. Make the girls think he’s taken.

Harm is stunned when the curvaceous beauty greets him with a mind-numbing kiss. She’s the embodiment of every pin-up portrait he collected as a teen, with a sassy tongue and a body that begs for his touch. Sure, he’ll pretend to be her date…but only if they really date.

Despite her best efforts to remain immune to his charms, Holly finds herself falling for the man behind the myth. She begins to wonder which island she belongs on…Manhattan or Anguilla.
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Excerpt 


So prove me wrong.” Holly refused to back down, though her tummy trembled with trepidation. She’d grown up surrounded by alpha males. Her father, brothers, uncles and cousins had taught her that like feral hunters, men capitalize on the first sign of weakness.

Don’t do anything to jeopardize this photo shoot, and I’ll give you my heartfelt apologies for misjudging your noble intentions.”

He pushed a hand through his too-long hair, tugging the dark ends that curled against the nape of his neck. “No wonder you and Sassy are partners. You’re as narcissistic as she is.”

She couldn’t hold in the laugh. “I know English isn’t your first language, Prinsen, but you really ought to know the definition of a word before you use it.”

Funny, you’re acting as if taking pictures of girls in string bikinis is the most important thing to happen to this island since running water. Bigger companies than yours have done shoots here without any of the drama you two bring.”

You mean like the lingerie shoot two months back where three models got into a catfight on the beach over a certain someone?” Her pulse raced, her body vibrating with adrenaline. She wanted to push him away, keep him from standing that close.

He shrugged his broad shoulders, the honed muscles of his torso rippling like a waterfall. “You believe every trashy morsel of gossip Sassy feeds you?”

Copyright © 2012 Jenna Bayley-Burke
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication


Review rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Sexy, sizzling, and fun!  I had a blast reading Caribbean Casanova. This is my first work by the author, and I enjoyed her sexy style. 

Apparently, this is book 2 in a series, and while there are a few references to things I was unsure of which must have happened in the first story, I wasn't terribly lost.  The hero and heroine, Harm and Holly are full of chemistry, and  there's a lot about Harm that I was unsure about at first, but throughout the story, his attitude totally changed, making for a much better person by the end. 

The story is certainly full of surprises and enjoyable moments. I'm going to have to to check out the first book, and for that matter, more books by this author! 




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

By day, Jenna is faster than a speeding toddler, stronger than a stubborn husband, able to leap tall Lego structures in a single bound...but by night, while the family sleeps she writes romance novels where no one ever has to scoop up after the dogs, change diapers, clip coupons, drive carpool, do laundry, mop floors, get silly putty out of hair, vacuum, empty the vacuum bag (gross!), exercise, count calories, apply Band-Aids, clean up puke...wait where was this going? Oh, Jenna writes romance because it is glamorous. Just ask the dogs. Catch up with Jenna on

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Buy Link

Samhain: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/caribbean-casanova-p-7336.html


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12 comments:

  1. Great review. Sounds like a wonderful series.

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  2. Good review - the cover is definitely smoking hot and it sounds as if the romance is really well done:)
    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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  3. Nice review. Jenna is a new-to-me author too and this books sounds like a fun, escapist read! Perfect for a long weekend.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to do a review.

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  5. I think I'm going to enjoy this fun read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. She is a new author for me as well, but I loved the excerpts so I'm going to give this one a go :)

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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  7. Do you have a favorite secondary character?

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOTcom

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  8. I always love finding a new to me author & their works.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. Which character are you most looking forward to featuring next??

    andralynn7 At gmail DOT com

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  10. Anas - In all of the stories so far, I think Dutch is my favorite character. He's so down to earth...and quite excited to be marrying Saskia off in Caribbean Crush.

    Andra - Caribbean Crush features Antonnis, the youngest Prinsen brother. If sales allow, I think I'll play with Jannis, Falco & Deklan next.

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