by Beth Kery

October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-23012-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

You are in for a smoking hot vacation adventure in Beth Keryís Paradise Rules.

For most people, Waikiki is a vacationerís dream. However, for Lana Rodriguez, being back in Waikiki just dredges up terrible memories of a childhood she longs to forget. Her feelings are only intensified when she encounters surfing instructor, Jason Koa. It is a bit like hate at first sight with some heavy underlying lust thrown in the mix. But Lana has no plans to act on that lust until Jason maneuvers the situation so that lust is all they are feeling.

Jason does not know why he is so attracted to Lana. She is prickly, sometimes downright mean, yet, he knows that prickliness is only a protective shell and for Jason, a former Olympic athlete and now local celebrity, well, she is a challenge he cannot resist. But will continuing to act on their attraction hurt them both in the end?

Paradise Rules is tempting, sexy, and addictive. Lana and Jason are so different that it seems like their romance is destined for failure. However, Beth Kery opens both these characters up to new emotions slowly and steadily. Lana in particular is a tough and hardened woman. She does not easily give in to the emotions Jason creates in her. If she had her way, she would ignore those emotions, but that means losing Jason and well, the more time she spends with him, that just seems impossible.

Beth Kery is one of the most sensual writers on the market and she brings that eroticism to this story. Touch and intimacy are crucial elements of the charactersí growth together and not apart. It adds another layer of exoticism to this story that is somehow just right for this vibrant setting.

Paradise Rules is sure to steam you up any time of the year. Jason and Lana have a tough road ahead of them, but I felt like it only made their relationship stronger and more important to each of them. Beth Kery keeps readers enthralled in Paradise Rules.

Reviewed in December 2009 by Sarah.

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