WARNING: The pages between this cover are extremely hot and may scorch your fingers. Before opening PARADISE RULES you are strongly advised to have the following at hand: a fan and/or a bowl of ice to cool you down as you're reading. Also note that the smoke from the smoldering pages may set off your smoke alarm.
While most find the atmosphere of Hawaii to be an enchanting get away, a place to relax and unwind, Lana finds it to be an acrimonious reminder of her past. When her best friend needs a vacation and desires a trip to Hawaii, Lana does what a best friend does, and goes along.
Former Olympic gold-medallist and current business owner, Jason Koa is about as laid-back as one can get. He is happy to just go with the flow of life, enjoying every minute of it.
Lana and Jason are about as opposite in attitude as two people can be. Lana has a huge chip on her shoulder and is down-right hostile. While he's no push-over and is a successful businessman, Jason believes in living a relaxed life-style. There is little love between them when they first meet, but the sizzle of lust sparks a passion that burns HOT. Soon they find themselves fanning the flames of desire and a battling wills as they both try to control each others bodies and their own emotions.
Beth Kery did an excellent job creating two fantastic characters. I read PARADISE RULES in one sitting, as I found it impossible to set the book down. I was so immersed into their tale that I completely lost track of time. While Lana was so damn prickly and there were times I found her hard to like, there was no denying the depth and reality of her and Jason's characterization. The combustible attraction between them kept me turning the pages late into the night. Jason was very easy going, but he had no problem taking charge. I loved that he was such a family man. I liked that neither of them were able hide themselves completely for each other. Though Jason had to work pretty hard to dig to the bottom of Lana's emotional pit, she was very good at hiding her feelings.
From the author of Sweet Restraint comes a story about one woman's island—under another man's rules...
To most people, Hawaii's crystal blue shores are an inviting opportunity to escape reality. But for Lana Rodriguez, who grew up there, the picture-perfect vacation getaway disguises the bitter truths she escaped years ago, and not without some emotional scars. Now a successful blues singer, Lana's returning to Waikiki to control her own destiny, with a bold defiance when it comes to men, romance, and sex.
A local celebrity, businessman, and island god, Jason Koa is every woman's dream—but for Lana, it's not love at first sight. Though their start is rocky, they can't deny the passions they arouse in each other. Jason decides it's time to show Lana who makes the rules on this island—and in the bedroom. But will Jason's attempt at breaking Lana's shell reveal secrets that neither are prepared to face, or will they allow themselves to get swept away by a tidal wave of desire?