The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel by Bey Deckard ~ Book Review by Caroline

26158314Title: The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel

Author: Bey Deckard

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/12/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

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.

My View:

The Frangipani Hotel is looking more and more run down and is likely to be sold soon but until it is it is the one place on earth that James Talbot can successfully run away to every year and spend his time in solitude. He rents a hut on the beach, has his groceries delivered by the hotel staff and doesn’t have to utter a single word to anyone.

He is left more than a bit ruffled when on his latest stay there his solitude is interrupted by fellow actor Rudie Brauer who takes up residence in the hut next door. It angers him that he will have to speak to someone less he appear rude and he tries his best to just ignore the disruption.

Sober James is a very different person to the James that comes out to play after a bottle of rum and after a night of drinking with Rudie there is a very fumbled coming together and James is mortified. Rudie it seems is a gay man with a crush on James but James is going through a divorce and is very quick to deny any previous desire to be with a man. A little too quick perhaps?

When James decides to cut short his stay, in other words run and hide, Rudie is quick to change his mind. As much as James won’t admit to wanting a repeat of that first night he finds it increasingly difficult to keep his distance and even more difficult to deny that Rudie’s kink doesn’t leave him reeling.

James has to face a few truths and the more he talks to Rudie the more secrets he divulges. Things happen very quickly between the two men but is it just a holiday fling or could love be found at the old Frangipani Hotel? This is a hot little short that gets down and dirty whilst bringing you a bit of romance.

Links

The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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