Sara's Review: A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley
Author Provided Copy / ARC
Publisher: Pink Bloom Press
Released: February 4, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 249 pages
Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she’s headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon. Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he’d like to admit, and he hates city girls. So it’s just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again. Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna’s husband? When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna’s first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren’t prepared to feel. When they are finally rescued will Joanna’s marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?
Five Boundless Stars
I was provided an ARC of A Sudden Crush in exchange of a honest review. This is the second book I’ve read by Camilla Isley, the first being I Wish For You. I am a huge fan, and I have already pre-ordered a copy of A Sudden Crush.
A Sudden Crush is the epitome of a vacation read. It is light, funny, and full of charm and romance. I loved it! I sat down and read the entire book in one sitting; I could not put it down.
The start of the book was similar to the movie, Six Days Seven Nights; with a surely leading man, and a perky leading lady. The similarities between the movie and this book end with the plane crash and the description of the two characters.
Joanne has just married; and this is supposed to be her honeymoon. I know right! Instead of living it up with the man of her dreams, she is stuck on a deserted island after a plane crash, with tall dark and grumpy man. Oh man, is he grumpy; he speaks in grunts for goodness sakes! She is bored out of her mind, and all she wants to do is get back to her husband, and away from Connor. There’s not any real drama on the island, but over time, the sexual tension between the two builds and builds. It was like waiting for a ticking time bomb to explode.
I was pleased with the direction the book went. Nope, not going to give it away because that would ruin it for you. Joanne stayed true to herself, and her values throughout her ordeal; it made her a stronger better person.
I will say that I am not a huge fan of fade to black, but I was so in love with the characters that I was ok with everything being left to my imagination. Though A Sudden Crush had a fade to black, I still absolutely loved it and it is a huge 5 stars.