Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Beach Man by Annabel Foxx (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Beach Man by Author Annabel Foxx!

Book Review

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
ISBN: 978-1508708957
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.

Book Description:

Kim is a former Broadway dancer, who feels trapped in a loveless marriage to a jealous wealthy older man. He blames her for crippling him in an auto accident that he himself caused.

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.)

Book Excerpt:

Kim didn’t stop. She marched on, heading for the path, her bare feet kicking up sand. As she crested the dunes near the house, she stopped, paused, then glanced back. The beach fire was out, the smoke rising, being shredded by the wind. Derek was already walking away, a shadow drifting along the edge of the tide, slowly retreating from her. She felt a catch in her throat. God, how she wanted him.

She turned her cold eyes on the house, a dark and foreboding prison cell. With her jaw set in defiant determination, she turned, aiming her eyes on Derek’s dark receding shadow.

Derek wasn’t aware he was being followed until he’d nearly reached his cottage. Colin barked from his stylish doghouse shed.

Kim advanced slowly, having been to this part of the beach only once. It was unpretentious, far from the main road, in a low-slung neighborhood of quaint, private beach bungalows, with a good view of the dunes and ocean.

Derek twisted around and saw her coming toward him, a dark figure with blonde hair glistening in the moonlight. He stood there watching her, in an aching desire, as she slowly closed the distance between them.

Kim approached, her breathing coming fast, her body ripe, her mind turbulent, like the sea that thundered in. She was going to have him now.

She was going to take him—own him for a few hours—and the world be damned.

They stood close, the moonlight drenching them. He leaned a little and kissed her full lips. It was electric. She shut her eyes, trembling.

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.


About The Author

I love to read and write novels. I'm also a loner, who loves to drink copious amounts of coffee--and I won't turn down a good bourbon if it's offered by a handsome man... or indeed, by any kind and generous man. ​

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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