Beach Man by Annabel Foxx
Book 1: The Scorpio Beach Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: March 25, 2015
Format: Paperback - 288 pages
Kindle - 403 KB
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
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Buy The Series: The Scorpio Beach Series
Book 1: Beach Man
Book 2: Summer Man (Coming Soon)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
Kim strives to make the marriage work, despite her husband’s blame, verbal abuse and bitterness.
When she meets a wickedly handsome man on the beach, she fights not to want him, not to want a new life and not to fall in love. But Derek is seductive and irresistible—a former soldier who recently comes to town to start a landscaping business. Kim falls hard for him, and he becomes addicted to her.
Although Kim wants a divorce, her husband finds out about their affair, and devises a plot to destroy them both. They must struggle to survive a web of lies, deceit and dangerous passion.
(Due to adult themes and sexual content, this book is recommended for mature readers.)
My Book Review:
If you are looking for a steamy beach read with a suspenseful twist to wile away a lazy summer afternoon, then Beach Man is the book for you!
Kim West Maxwell is a thirty year old former Broadway dancer who is married to Ben, a fifty-eight year old wealthy real estate mogul and restaurant owner. They had a storybook romance that led to a quick marriage within six months. Their marriage quickly declines because of Ben's jealousy and accusations that his young wife is cheating on him. A horrible fight in their car leads to a car accident that leaves Ben paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair. Their sprawling beach house on the cliffs above Scorpio Beach in Long Island now feels like a prison. Kim feels lonely, guilty, depressed, unhappy, and trapped in a loveless marriage, as Ben directs his anger, rejection, and vindictive behavior towards her because he blames her for what happened to him.
Kim watches a man walking with his Labrador on the beach from her bedroom window. Derek Gray is a thirty-two year old former Army Ranger and landscaper, who recently moved to Scorpio Beach five months ago. Derek has his own personal emotional baggage that he carries with him: he is a wounded warrior with three tours of duty in Afghanistan, and has a major distrust for women. When Kim and Derek meet on the beach, the attraction is undeniable and electric ... what starts out as an escape and forbidden sexual release turns into something more until Ben finds out about their affair and blossoming relationship, then all hell breaks out and he devises a plot to destroy their lives.
Oh my goodness! Author Annabel Foxx weaves a sexy tale of romance and suspense that easily keeps the reader engaged and turning the pages. Told in the third person narrative, the reader follows the destructive love triangle relationship between Kim, Ben, and Derek. It is a riveting story full of drama, conspiracy, deceit, passion, heartache, infidelity, and danger. This multi-layered story has enough intriguing plot twists, that it takes the reader on a thrilling roller coaster ride as the story unfolds.
I really enjoyed the mixture of danger and steamy sex that the author so effortlessly interwove throughout the story. Ben is a vindictive POS that you will love to hate, while the swoon worthy physical chemistry and steamy passionate sex and love between Kim and Derek will leave you breathless.
Beach Man is a fast paced and scorch worthy summer beach read that will leave you needing to take a dip in the ocean!
Beach Man is the first book in The Scorpio Beach Series.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
I'm a Scorpio, and I love the beach. I have a background in graphic design and creative writing. My mother kept diaries and wrote short stories about Christmas, old lovers and travel.
My cat, Count Elvis, loves cognac and Pop Tarts.
Reading on the beach is one of the great delights of life. Sun, sea and sand. Ahhh... and then I pick up a book and dive into a story. I love everything gold: golden tans, golden hair, golden sunsets and golden earrings.
My husband, Dane, is a diver and sun worshiper.
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