When Vampires Go On Vacation . . .
Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men—a vow she’s determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She’ll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body may be.
Easy enough, but then Carolyn meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous among her family for her matchmaking prowess . . .
Christian Notte has well known the power of finding a life mate. He’s seen enough of his Argeneau relatives taken down for the count, but he never imagined he’d let himself fall in love—until he meets the enthralling, charmingly skittish, and oh-so-mortal Carolyn. But how will he reveal what he is and still convince this once-bitten mortal to trust him with her heart . . . and her forever?
Carolyn is on a much needed vacation with her friend Bethany at the resort their friend Genie works at. She is going through a bad divorce that has left her lacking self-esteem. The only problem, the resort is full of honeymooning couples, including Marguerite and Julius Notte and Bethany has been sick so Carolyn is left on her own. She never dreamed her world would change when she accepted the offer to dine with Marguerite and Julius on her first night there.
Christian and his band were called in to help Genie out at the resort. His mother realized that his life mate was on the island and it was the perfect excuse to get him there. With the help of his cousin Gia and his family he sets out to gain the trust of his life mate. The only catch, she thinks she is acting as his “beard” around his family. It gets harder and harder to keep up the charade the more time he spends with Carolyn because she makes him laugh and he enjoys her company.
I loved Carolyn. She’s an older woman that has real life experience, even if it wasn’t the best. She has had to overcome so much to get to where she is now and with Christian’s help, she will have finally have the life she deserves. It was nice to see her grow and become comfortable in her own skin. I do think she accepted Christian’s explanation a little too easy; he should’ve had to work at it a little more.
Christian is one of my favorite of Marguerite’s sons. He is super sexy, yet he has to play a gay guy in order to get his life mate to trust him. She has a serious issue with the age difference but doesn’t realize how much older he really is. These two had some great moments that had me laughing out loud, they are super-hot together too.
One of my favorite things about this book was that a lot of my favorite characters made an appearance without getting in the way of the main story with Christian and Carolyn. The secondary characters just enhanced their story. The setting was beautiful and Captain Jack was hilarious. The story may have been full of humor but it also had plenty of steam to satisfy everyone.