The writing talent of Aliyah Burke shines through once again in her dramatic and erotic tale of family, service, sacrifice and determination. Harbour of Refuge is set in the luxurious Monte Carlo and is the second book in the Aeternum series.
Heroine Halyn Jennings embraces the strength and gentle energies of a protective lioness. This combination in my opinion is so endearing, exotic and exciting. Throughout Harbour of Refuge the reader becomes entangled in the web of suspense and carnality as the main characters engage in spirited dialogue, physical and emotional conflicts as well as triumphs. Ms. Burke's dynamic writing style and use of every story element creates a signature and well-balanced. It moves swiftly. There are segments that causes the reader to wonder about the development of the relationship of Enzo Cassano and Halyn Jennings. There are complexities. Harbour Refuge ignites a wide range of sensations from euphoria to the doldrums of depression. WOW what a ride and so appropriate in the hands and heart of Enzo, a speedboat racer.
It was delightful being with characters I embraced in the first read, Casanova in Training; Gio, Jaydee and Lexy.
Harbour of Refuge brings to center stage Gio's youngest brother Enzo Cassano and the fast life he lives as a professional speedboat racer. His life contains plenty of hot sexy women, fame and mindless fun. He he takes life through its paces. There are too many women to remember, that is until he encounters the voluptuous Halyn Jennings whose attitudes and viewpoints of an innocent and inexperienced woman enslaves him.
Ms. Burke shares the drama involved in convincing another person of the depth of well hidden emotions. It’s often overwhelmingly challenging and not for the faint of heart or character. This is the battle of Enzo and his declaration of love for a woman from a different lifestyle and background.
I enjoy the cultural diversity Ms. Burke throws her characters into. This awkwardness often accompanies the process of creating loving bonds across cultural lines. It is so realistic and poignant.
Ms. Burke splashes the reader with a sizzling and titillating inferno of carnal acts and keeps you longing for an icy beverage to soothe the raw burn that accompanies breathing hard with your mouth a gap.
Ms. Burke delivers the passionate sexual heat that beats on and on and is so addictive.
If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed by E L James and Beneath This Man (This Man Trilogy) by Jodi Ellen Malpas then you will not be able to put down this absolute treat!
What happens in Monte Carlo stays…with you forever…well, if you’re one of the lucky ones.
Enzo Cassano is the driver of a powerboat team, used to the fast life and all it includes—women, parties and popularity. Until the race in Monte Carlo when he meets a woman who is unlike any he’s met before. Her small town values and almost innocent ways charm him beyond everything. He discovers, however, that beneath her exterior she’s very firm in her beliefs and won’t budge.
Halyn Jennings maybe from a small town but she knows a player when she sees one and Enzo is definitely that. She doesn’t mind—she still likes him and enjoys spending time with him, well aware that what is happening between them is most likely temporary. She’s not the supermodel type he’s accustomed to being with.
Enzo’s life is turned upside down by an unexpected visitor from his past, he has to learn to accept racing isn’t everything and not everyone wants to be the centre of attention. Halyn’s own past comes to light in a most harsh revelation and he discovers things aren’t always so easy. Will he be able to find a way to break back through her barriers and prove to her she’s the one he wants, for forever?