Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Erin Lark
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
After being stood up at the altar, compulsive over-planner Elliott Chandler decides to turn his honeymoon on Oahu into a vacation for one. Fate puts a hitch in his plans, however, when the airport is snowed in and his flight is delayed.
In the terminal, the jilted groom catches the eye of another stranded traveler: the laidback and very sexy Derek Windsor. Derek breaks the ice and strikes up a conversation, and as the temperature drops outside, the heat between them rises. Pity they’re both going to different islands, but if their flight doesn’t get off the ground fast, Mr. Calm-and-Cool may just tempt Mr. Play-It-Safe into doing something reckless.
And that plane isn’t going anywhere any time soon…
The Changing Plans collection was previously published, and contains three novellas: Getting off the Ground, Infinity Pools, and On The List.
This probably won’t be a lengthy review and here’s why:
This is sweet, steamy, and chock full sexual tension that explodes, only to be reloaded again. Elliott and Derek are two mature guys, both with their own baggage, literal and emotional.
Is Derek too good to be true? Is Elliott’s ex, Ben, a potential problem, a roadblock to a possible new and shared life for Elliott and Derek? This is the extent to which angst enters the picture, until the final act of the story.
Even then, there be no emotional explosions, no contrived separations or forced avoidances.
This might sound like a contradiction but here it is: the extensive details felt at times both calming, allowing for a relaxed pace, while at other times it felt overdone, restating the obvious. Does this amount to pacing problems? Could be. More often than not, things landed on the relaxing read side of the equation. Despite the premise, this story didn’t feel rushed, giving Elliott and Derek time to get to know each other.
We carried on like old friends even while we told all those “getting to know you” stories and factoids about ourselves.
Yup, seems Elliott agrees with me. It also lent a healthy sense of things being too perfect but, hey, who can’t use some of that in their lives now and then?
This is a prototypical romance with its sweet and steamy sex, a fantasy-worthy initial meeting between the characters, and, well the ending. This is a well written everyday love story, gentle and delicious, with some humorous supporting characters, low angst, and a bit of a quick wrap-up at the end.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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