BELONG TO YOU (Cole #1) by Vi Keeland-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 4, 2013
My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.
After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?
REVIEW: BELONG TO YOU is the first storyline in Vi Keeland’s new series written in the same stylings as Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series and is there any wonder when the author is a fan of Day and E.L. James; even the title of the book is similar. As a fan of Day’s Crossfire series I recognized the story outline and quickly matched up hero and heroine, friends and enemies, family and painful childhood memories. Although the overall premise and story is different, the underlying fact is the similarities that cannot be denied.
Our heroine Syd wasn’t looking for a rebound romance but a week of fun in the sun once disguised as a honeymoon package for lovers. After discovering her fiancé in a compromising position, she heads to Hawaii with her BFF and plans a week of drinking to escape the memories and images of the man she once thought she loved. But at her friend’s insistence, Syd finds herself experiencing a week of sexual fantasies all thanks to the beautiful and mysterious Jack Cole Heston-a man hiding more than one secret of his own.
Neither Syd nor Jack had any intention of falling in love; sand, surf, drinking and dancing were on the menu every night, but within a few days, Jack and Syd would begin to bare their souls and their deepest secrets to one another. It was only when Syd returned to New York, did the truth about Jack’s real identity and past reveal. As a singer, trying to reestablish her career, Syd would discover she had more of a connection to Jack than one week of sexual pleasure in Hawaii. He was now her boss and their need for each other was beginning to affect their lives-both private and public.
BELONG TO YOU is a fun and easy read; an interesting storyline but one that is very familiar. Jack Cole is a man with a past mired in family secrets, a successful but controversial business on the side, and a sexual history of which very few men would or could aspire. Syd is a woman scorned, trying to restart a singing career that was squashed by her former fiancé, and a heart that knew betrayal –up close and personal. Neither wanted anything permanent but what they found-was something both were missing in their life. If you like Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series and Gideon Cross, check out Belong to You by Vi Keeland.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy