I don’t know what I expected. Delight wasn’t actually on the table when I grabbed a sample of this book but I’m carving my way through Gina Drayer’s Modern Girl’s Guide series and loving it. Vacation Flings is just the first bag of chips.
So, this is the “pretend boyfriend” trope melded with “I’m not looking for love” and “Dump that cheater.” Drayer does a masterful job of keeping those pages turning. As in a lot of mainstream romance, the basic conflict hinges on the two characters not talking to each other. I expected this and found the ways they didn’t talk to each other to be as fascinating as the characters themselves. Beth, healing from her past, and Matt, hounded by family, meet in first class (where else), but both believe their connection ends at the airport. Ha.
I loved this book (and I’m loving the sequel). It’s got some steamy bits but nothing too explicit and they’re done well. But don’t take my word for it. Why not grab a sample and see if you might like a little vacation fling – at least a literary one – for yourself?
[Transparency: I know Gina virtually, but we’ve never met in person. She doesn’t know I’m reading her books.]
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
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