Series: Bandicoot Cove #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 12, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Scorched
Format: eARC, How I got it: NetGalley
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Infamous Nick Blackthorn is looking forward to some downtime as he goes incognito at the sinfully exotic Bandicoot Cove Resort. He’s no stranger to the hedonistic lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but he’s a little surprised to be instantly drawn to a couple so sexy all he can think about is the three of them…together.
McKenzie Wood needs her BFF to pose as her partner at an island resort as part of her cover while she’s chasing a hot story. Luckily, pulse-poundingly gorgeous firefighter Aiden Rogers is always up to any challenge.
No one would believe Aiden can face down any fire but can’t tell his best friend he’s in love with her and would like to do some seriously sinful things to her. When she asks him to go away with her, it seems like the perfect opportunity to change the status quo.
The island heat burns away inhibitions, but this threesome is rocked when secrets come out and hearts and truths are exposed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The last time Entangled released a series of standalones like this by different authors, it was the Wedding Dare series and I discovered several new favorite authors. When I saw the Scorched line was releasing (or I guess re-releasing) a series of hot, beachy novellas this summer, I jumped on the opportunity to read and review them. Who knows what I might discover this time around since I’ve actually not read any of the authors previously. I did realize after looking at Goodreads that these books had previously been released prior to Entangled picking them up, but they were all new to me, so I went for it anyhow.
Following Entangled’s reading order, I started at the beginning (a very good place to start, I hear) with Tropical Sin. It was a good, solid, quick read. It was hot and dirty, but I got a couple feels towards the end, too. The only thing I didn’t quite get was why it took a third party to make McKenzie and Aiden finally admit their feelings for each other went beyond friendship. It seemed pretty obvious to me that these two were pretty perfectly suited for each other and, while I’m all for menage, it seemed a little disjointed to me. Don’t get me wrong, it was hot. Nick was an interesting addition to the storyline, but I’m not sure he was a necessary one. I’d have been just as happy to read about McKenzie and Aiden embracing their feelings, getting it on and moving forward as I was reading about (what I felt like) was an unnecessary third party.
All that said, Tropical Sin was a good, sexy read. Since it’s a novella, it only took me a couple hours reading time to finish and it was time fairly well spent. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with the other characters in the Bandicoot Cove series.
“He’s been looking out for your heart since the day he met you, holding it in those massive bloody hands of his and making sure no one hurts it. He would do anything for you, you know that, right?”
“A face of an angel with filth on her mind. I pray to burn in her fire, I pray to die in her arms.”
Will you be reading the Bandicoot Cove series?