August 6, 2017 8 min to read

Destination: Love

Category : Reviews

Synopsis:
Go the distance, fall farther than you planned…
Don’t bother with your passport – you can watch our HOT couples fall in love from the comfort of your couch! USA Today bestsellers Christi Barth, Eliza Knight, Misty D. Waters and Piper J. Drake, and Christina Elle take you along on sexy, romance-drenched vacations all over the globe. Enjoy the exotic settings, the steamy vacation flings that become something more. Take the plunge with five couples as they throw caution to the wind and give in to temptation. The final destination in this itinerary is love, and you’re in for the trip of your life.

Cruising Toward Love
Can an unexplained breakup and ten years of heartache be cured by the romance – and endless buffets – of a tropical cruise? When her sister is left at the altar, small town librarian Zoe Balis jumps at the chance to take the bride’s unused ticket for the honeymoon cruise. But she didn’t count on sharing a cabin with the man who broke her heart ten years ago!

Wherever You Are
After life takes a heart-breaking turn, Calista Adams indulges in a fling while on vacation. But that steamy encounter fills her heart with something she thought never to have again. Maxwell Dane can’t stop thinking about Calista, but he’s home in Paris, she’s an ocean away. Until Calista takes a nine-week sabbatical to travel Europe. With a second chance in sight, Max won’t let her push him away. This could be the forever kind of love, and there’s only one way to find out.

Tell Me No Lies
A handsome B&B owner plus an exotic vacation equals a rare opportunity for overworked single mom Amelia Spenser: a chance to be someone else. For one week, she’s free to be anyone he wants. And she wants to be his perfect match. He doesn’t have to know who she really is. What’s a few lies for the sake of a week they’ll never forget? It’s not like they’ll fall in love…

Finding His Mark
Security chief Michael Hunt brings in wet work specialist Sushar “Su” Sakda to pose as his woman, find his mark, and eliminate the threat—an assassin hunting in his organization. They make a potent pair for this job, and if they survive, their sizzling pretense could become the real thing.

Anywhere With You
Teegan Michaels has attended six weddings for her sorority sisters dateless and she refuses to go to the last one alone. Not when she has a perfectly respectable—not to mention hot—NFL player ready to save her from humiliation. Who cares that he’s the bride’s ex-fiancé and only wants to go for revenge? What’s the worst that could happen?

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My review:

I absolutely LOVED this anthology. All five books are we

ll written with a nice mix of authors and romance genres. The suspense was excellent and the comedy laugh out loud funny. All five books are exclusive to this set and stand-alone novels which makes this a steal. I highly recommend getting this set before it’s gone.

Book 1: Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth
Genre: Romance – Second-Chance, Comedy. Suspense. Psychological, Military
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so but I REALLY want Reed and Callie’s book
POV: Zoe, Nate and Reed
Steam-Level: Warm
5/5

What a fabulous opener to the anthology! If I could give this book more stars I would. What I thought was going to be a fun Second-Chance Romance turned in to soooo much more. Part comedy, part suspense, part second-chance and part psychological Cruising Toward Love had so many layers and depth. This story is smart, witty, and fast-paced The interplay between the characters with their different personalities and issues/flaws was enthralling. I could hardly put this book down Cruising Toward Love proves how talented Christi Barth is with her craft. If you haven’t picked up one of her books I highly recommend this one to start your addiction!

Favorite Quotes

  1. “You can either laugh or cry when hardships hit, and I prefer to laugh.  Crying turns my whole face red.”
  2. Life and death situations aren’t the only ones that require courage. facing every day head-on takes a lot
  3. “Are you flirting with me, Ms. Balis?” “If you need it explained, I’m not doing it right.”

Book 2: Wherever You Are by Eliza Knight
Genre: Romance – International, contemporary
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so but it could be (after all the first time they meet is at Max’s sister’s wedding and I thought there must be a story there)
POV: Calista and Max
Steam-level: Toasty
4/5

I have to admit that I was a little weary of reading the next book in this anthology. The Christi Barth title was so fabulous that I was afraid that anything after would pale in comparison. However I was pleasantly surprised with Wherever You Are. It was sexy, sweet, and fun. I enjoyed Calista’s quest to find herself that Max unwittingly set her on. This was one of those romance titles that could have been generic boy meets girl, feels instant connection, boy loses girl and they, by chance, find each other again. However, this was written very well, was engaging, and not at all generic romance. It was both light and airy but also thought-provoking. It’s a journey of learning to love yourself and being comfortable in loving others. Perfect beach read with the water tickling your toes! My only complaint is that I would have liked an epilogue.

Book 3: Tell Me No Lies by Misty D. Waters
Genre: Romance – Contemporary
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series; Book 2 in the Charming Dove Harbor Series – Cooper and Savannah from Book 1 show up which makes it fun but you don’t need to have read their story to enjoy Josh’s.
POV: Josh and Lia (Amelia)
Steam Level: Warm
5/5

Tell Me No Lies was a fun book about taking a vacation and becoming your potential, rather than who you are. The little lies told at the beginning of the fling add up and can quickly bite you. I loved the interactions between Josh and Savannah with her wise ways and Southern wit and charm (much like I loved her in her and Cooper’s story Checking Yes). I also enjoyed the nod to another author (I’m not telling who) and want to check out if the book referenced is real (because that would be even more fun!). Josh and Lia’s slowly building in intensity attraction was a battle of wills and determination which leaves the reader breathless with anticipation. I also love the theme of stepping out of your comfort zone to conquer your fears and try something new. Misty D. Waters is an excellent writer and I absolutely love this series! I hope to read more in the Charming Dove Harbor Series.

Favorite Quote:

“In the spirit of making our time here memorable…I have just one question before I go.”  “Ask away” … “How do you like to be kissed.”

Book 4: Finding His Mark by Piper J. Drake
Genre: Romance – Suspense, Fake Relationship, Friends-to-Lovers, Coworkers, Second-Chance (The “what-if” one that got away)
Stand-Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so but it could make a great one
POV: Su and Michael
Steam Level: Warm
4/5

This is the first book I’ve read by Piper J. Drake and it was a lot of fun. The mystery was well done, especially the when and how or if the murder attempt was going to occur. The build up created great tension and it went down fast (as it would in real life). I had no idea who or when everything was going to go down. I really liked the main characters and their interactions. The steam level was light and made sense (in other words, it wasn’t sex for sex but helped further the main character’s relationship.) My only complaint is that I would have liked an epilogue or maybe to know if the characters will have more adventures together. I want more Su and Michael! Please (can’t forget my manners).

Book 5: Anywhere With You by Christina Elle
Genre: Romance – Comedy, Fake Relationship, Best Friend’s Brother, Sports
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: No
POV: Teagan and Wes
Steam Level: Toasty
5/5

Anywhere With You was hilarious and fun. The premise: Teagan needs a date to her sorority sister’s wedding. Wes is Teagan’s best friend’s brother who happens to be the bride’s ex. Teagan is secretly in love with Wes and Wes wants to go to the wedding and get his revenge for having his heart broken. They go together as a “couple” and each gets what they want (a date/revenge). What could go wrong?

I knew this book was going to be hilarious when Misty (the best friend/sister) shows up with a flask to spike her coffee and then Teagan steals it to spike her own. Teagan also has nervous diarrhea of the mouth which gets her into a ton of trouble. I literally laughed out loud several times throughout this book. Christina Elle’s slow build of attraction and chemistry makes it even hotter when Wes and Teagan get a bit frisky.

This book has so many elements that make for great reading: A fun, light read with hilarious side characters and a tension and innuendo-filled build up to sexy times that are explosive when they finally happen. The characters are likeable and relatable. Christina Elle is definitely an author I’d like to read more of.

Favorite quote:

She could do this. She could talk to her college friend while holding the hand of said friend’s smokin’ hot ex, while breathing, putting one foot in front of the other, and not passing out.

That’s how sex should be. Raw and open.  Both parties connecting in the most elemental and carnal way.  Fulfilling one another’s needs fully.

Click Here to buy Destination: Love.  It’s only available for a Limited Time so get it now before it’s gone.  Five awesome, exclusive for this box set, books for only $0.99

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