by Cat Johnson

November 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934657-26-3
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Gillian Marlboro is rushed off her feet trying to organize her sister’s upcoming wedding. Being a Maid of Honor is hard on the spirit. Add into the mix some scantily clad bridesmaids and some horny groomsmen and you have a recipe for disaster.

When the groom to be organizes a cruise a week before the wedding, Gillian is glad of the respite and the attentions of best man, handsome James Foster. That is until their boat is run aground on a deserted exotic island. Can love flourish between Gillian and James, and beat the elements?

Gillian’s Island is a fun, frolic that you can read in an afternoon. This is the first novella I have read from Sapphire Blue Publishing and I really enjoyed it. It was a very sweet read. The two main characters, Gillian and James, were perfect for each other in their ‘geekiness’. The story itself is very atmospheric – who wouldn’t want to be stranded on an exotic island with a handsome and practical hunk?

Although I found Gillian’s Island a fun read, there are some issues which affect the overall review mark — the characters were a bit ‘Mary Sue’ at times with no real depth to them. These are not characters that will stay in my mind long after I’ve finished the book. br>

However, Gillian’s Island is a quick, light hearted, frolicking read to perk up the spirits on a cold afternoon. Personally, it’s not a book I will be keeping on my shelf though.

Reviewed in January 2010 by Donna.

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