Sunday, September 13, 2015

Review Request: The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel by Bey Deckard

The Last Nights of The Frangipani HotelNovella (23 000 words)
Genre(s): Gay for you/out for you, Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Published September 12th 2015 by Bey Deckard

All James wanted was a little solitude at his favourite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share “his” beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fuelled encounter in the dark.
Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he’s kept hidden under mountains of denial.
However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behaviour and makes him see that life needn’t be spent running away from his desires.
Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Review by: multitaskingmomma

My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read)

James is hurting, wanting to get away from it all. His trips to the Frangipani Hotel may just be at an end, what with the resort closing and about to be gobbled up by a bigger developer. He knows these may be his last days in a true solitude. He does not take into account another may want the same thing. Running away from basically the same lights. Neither did he take into account a drunken tryst with another man.

Rudie is a soft spoken man, healing from a hurt that may be similar to but different from James. He knows his attraction to the other man and does not mince words or actions to get what he wants. He does not realize James is confused. 

Two successful actors. One openly gay and may be suffering for it. The other: hetero. Or so he claims. Truth is, he does not really know. Both are registered in The Frangipani Hotel to get away from it all. In this short holiday from the Klieg lights, they find each other. What develops between them, surprises both. oOne more than the other. 

This is a short story, very light read, fast paced and sexy as hell, what one would expect from author Bey Deckard. Not there is no BDSM here, just plain ole romance under the hot sun. Is this an HEA? Or an HFN? He leaves it for us to enjoy and dream about.

 Note: eARC copy provided by author for an honest review.

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