This stirring novella combines both the sensual heat that readers have come to expect from this enjoyable series and the emotional depth that this author does such a great job of conveying. Particularly enjoyable for me was the alternate view of events that have been depicted in other stories in this series, seen through the prism of the Kaitlin’s and Parker’s eyes. The hope that is evoked as each of these main characters works beyond the life-changing events which have shaped them gives inspiration to anyone who has dealt with trauma in life. There are quite a few very serious issues dealt with in this story which on the surface is a celebration of lust and life between apparently carefree people but each of them has multiple layers that both tie them to each other yet isolate them. There is a bit of suspense mixed with the minefield that the two main characters are traversing and the challenge of dealing with the opinions of others around them is familiar to anyone who has friends and family meddling in their life. A great addition to the series with delightful glimpses of other characters who hopefully will have their time in the spotlight as well.
"Parker's Passion" by Sabrina York is part of the sensual ‘Tryst Island’ erotic contemporary romance series that centers around a group of close-knit friends and their weekend getaway house on Trystacumseh Island. This story showcases Kaitlin Stringer who has mostly overcome the traumatic college experience in her past but who has continued to shun physical touch from everyone outside of her inner circle of friends, partly as a way to cope with her remarkable gift. Parker Rieth is a successful divorce lawyer who has his own scars to deal with, both physically and emotionally, and doesn’t expect Kaitlin to turn his world upside down. It is up to both of them to discover whether they can find healing with each other or are there too many obstacles from both past and present in the way?
Scarred by a long-ago crime of passion, Parker Rieth has dedicated himself to a cold, emotionless existence as a divorce lawyer. He is utterly unprepared for the effect Kaitlin Stringer has on his heart, mind and soul. Beautiful, ethereal and irresistible, she touches him in a way no other woman has. Though he has vowed to avoid her, he is drawn toward her.
Psychic healer Kaitlin is just what Parker needs to reconcile his past, to finally set old ghosts to rest, and to claim his destiny. Can he find the courage to step into Kaitlin’s embrace? Does she have what it takes to awaken his sleeping passion?