Let me start off by saying this is my first Beverly Preston Novel and the first book in the Mathews Family Series. I received this book free for an honest review and that has in no way persuaded my review.
Tess spends a year in mourning following the untimely death of her husband Richard. They were married 25 years and have 3 grown children John, Tracy, and JC. Tess and Richard loved vacationing in Bora Bora, thus Tess decided that she need to spread Richard’s ashes there so he could forever swim with the manta ray.
Tom Clemmins is a HOT, carefree, never gonna get tied down Hollywood heartthrob who just happens to be in Bora Bora with his latest Barbie doll girlfriend. Tom is instantly smitten with Tess and overhears her setting up a private charter boat. Of course Tom doesn’t know the real reason Tess wants a private charter and unbeknownst to Tess he arranges to be on said charter.
Once Tess gets over her initial anger and actually gets to know Tom they decide to spend time together. Tom sends Barbie doll home and he and Tess get down and dirty.
We all know that being rich and famous isn’t an easy life and there are some interesting scenes between Tom, Tess, and even her children, but I was rooting for them all the way.
This is a fun, delightful love story with amazing characters, whom worm they’re way into your heart. There are some insightful moments, painful moments, fun-filled moments, very HOT sexual moments, and some very frustrating moments, but if you love a book that captures your attention right from the start, than this is the book for you.
Reader beware – you will probably need a few tissues and I’m sure you’ll be looking forward to the second book in this series (Shayla’s story) as much as I am.
Reviewed by Carolyn for Cocktails and Books