Shore Leave by Anastasia McKellan
Publisher: Chances Press
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Format: Paperback - 159 pages / Kindle - 248 KB / Nook - 154 KB
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by CBLS Promotions.
Melanie Grantham is the only person in town interested in hearing Greg’s side of the story, and despite his promise to sail away alone the first second he can, Greg takes her up on her offer for the sexual healing they’re both in desperate need of. Their hot nights throw him for a loop, and the sex is out of this world. But Greg can’t forgive himself for the mistakes of his past. Will he leave Melanie behind again before he realizes he’s been given another chance for true love?
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
My Book Review:
Shore Leave is a short contemporary erotic romance novella that has just the right amount of passion and sizzle that makes it a quick and enjoyable read.
After spending the last eighteen months on sea duty, Navy Pilot Greg Marsters comes home to Wyndham Shores, Massachusetts on a two week shore leave. But Greg doesn't exactly get a hero's welcome because of one stupid mistake that he had made which had cost him his wife and friends. While on leave he is hired by Emmett Culligan to help restore the Lady Luck, a 48 foot wooden schooner.
Melanie Granthan is a divorced woman who helps keep the books for Emmett Culligan's boat restoration business. Melanie's marriage ended six years ago, and while she has dated in the past few years, she hasn't found the right guy, but she hasn't given up on finding someone that will love her as much as she would love him.
Greg and Melanie had attended the same high school, but they ran in different social circles. Greg came from a respectable military family, his father had been an Admiral in the Navy, and Greg was following in his footsteps. Melanie and her dad had been viewed as trailer trash by the wealthier Wyndham Shores townspeople. Melanie has harbored a secret crush on Greg since high school, even though he was out of her league and never had looked twice at her. Running into Greg at the boat restoration business renews Melanie's secret crush, but will he be interested in her now?
Author Anastasia McKellan weaves an engaging story written in the third person narrative that follows Greg and Melanie as they get reacquainted when he comes home on a two week shore leave. The author provides the reader with a nice amount of backstory into both Greg and Melanie's past that is interwoven within the storyline. Both Greg and Melanie had failed marriages that have left them broken and weary of finding love again. I loved how their relationship gradually develops into one that has them leaving their troubled pasts behind so that they could find true love and sizzling passion in each other's arms.
Shore Leave is an entertaining erotic romantic story that quickly builds upon romance and sizzling passion, it's a enjoyable quick read that will leave you wanting more.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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