December 15, 2015

Life's a Beach by Jamie K. Schmidt

When Amelia Parker arrives in Maui, newly single and unemployed, she’s shocked to discover the resort she booked is actually a ramshackle little beachside hotel. At least the scenery is easy on the eyes—as is the toned, laid-back snorkel instructor, “Dude.” After two weeks of sun, serenity, and mind-blowing sex, she even accepts a job as the hotel’s concierge. But what Amelia really wants is to relaunch the place completely. And that means convincing the absentee Wall Street billionaire owner, Samuel Kincaide, to take a chance on her.

Samuel has a plan, too: selling off every last reminder of his former life and chilling all day, every day as his slacker altar ego . . . Dude. He loves his romps in the ocean, and under the sheets, with the feisty Amelia. If she discovers his true identity, her boundless enthusiasm and innovative business plan will seriously diminish his hammock time. But when Amelia runs into real trouble on the island, he’ll put everything on the line to keep her safe. He just hopes that the woman who’s falling for Dude will feel the same about Samuel.

It was cute, it was hot, it was sexy...and it's set in Hawaii--what more can one want? The mood of this book is really relaxing, set in paradise, we watch Amelia pull herself together after being hit with a couple of curveballs. Samuel and his alter ego Dude kept the book interesting--I couldn't help but giggle everytime Amelia cried out "Dude" in ecstasy. The writing is easy to take in and the plot isn't super deep but there was enough to keep things moving along. The sex is super-hot (and sandy!) and the author made great use of the supporting cast. There really wasn't anyone (other than the obvious antagonist) that I didn't grow to like. Fabulous beach read, this will definitely give you a break from your dreary winter days!

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