Island of Temptation

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Island of Temptation

Gay Artist Sam Jamison and Straight Lawyer Donovan McNair are shipwrecked together on a small Caribbean Island. While learning to survive both physical hardship and the psychological pressure of fearing they may never be rescued, the two fall in love. But when rescue finally comes, can Donovan come to terms with the realization that his highly successful life is a lie and he isn't as straight as he thought he was? Can he overcome the pressure of his homophobic family, demanding girlfriend and high-powered legal firm in order to commit to true love?

This was a well written, easy read which kept me entertained throughout. The sensual details of setting, taste, smell etc are done very well, particularly in the island section - you could feel that you were there. Unfortunately it was somewhat spoiled for me because I found Donovan to be such an unattractive whiner, whose attitude to women made me want to punch him in the mouth. If you can get past that, then you may thoroughly enjoy the blend of sun, sand, sex, coconut, angst and true love conquering all.

Book Blurb for Island of Temptation

When artist Sam Jamison finds himself stranded on an island with dark-haired, blue-eyed Donovan McNair he knows he'll have to keep a tight rein on his rising passions. Donovan's straight as an arrow — or so he assumes. Survivors of a cruise shipwreck, the two men are thrown together in a desperate struggle to survive.

Alone with no idea if they'll be rescued, Sam and Donovan forge a bond far stronger than mere friendship. Donovan discovers sexual attraction and love needn't be limited to the opposite sex. Though afraid of his own impulses, he finds himself captivated by Sam's good looks and quiet authority. Experiencing a freedom not possible back in "the real world", desire boils over, inhibitions melt away and passion burns a clear, loving flame.

When rescue throws the cold water of reality on the lovers, Donovan returns to his old life — a life with no place for Sam. Torn and confused by expectations and self-imposed constraints, Donovan must find the courage to go where his heart leads him. Sam can only wait with quiet longing, praying the love they have shared will be strong enough to survive away from their secret tropical paradise.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2007 3.00