Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Release: Jan 2011
Source: I received a copy of this ebook to read and review for The Romance Reviews.
When her fiancé called off the wedding and told her he’d had better sex with a blow up doll, Candace traded in her honeymoon cruise for a week on the Lothario, the most notorious ship to ever sail the high seas. Little does she know that Ryan, the sexy passenger who offered to be her escort as she samples all the ship has to offer, is really Ryan Callahan, the ship’s playboy owner.
Ryan Callahan is single, rich, and considered quite the catch. Two years ago he and his business partner launched the Lothario, a floating den of iniquity where passengers can indulge their every sexual fantasy, but since the ship docked following its maiden cruise, Ryan has been so scarce he’s earned the nickname, Monk, until sweet, naïve Candace coaxes him out of his tower, heats his blood, and steals his heart. But will she still want him when she finds out who he really is?
Take a cruise ship, a millionaire playboy, a woman on the rebound, lots of sex and you have this outstanding work by debut author Roz Lee. The pages sizzle and your heart melts as this book heats up your nights.
Remember that show from the 80s, The Love Boat? Well, this story isn’t about that cruise ship! On this one, the passengers and crew are mostly naked, all the activities are about sex. As the blurb says – this isn’t your grandparent’s cruise ship!
Ryan Callahan and his business partner Richard Wolfe took money they made in a dating program and started up “The Lothario”. This cruise ship provides a one of a kind, sex-focused cruise. The passengers are provided with a sarong to wear, and as many condoms and sex toys as they can use. All of the activities focus around sex. You can take a class in oral sex, bondage or participate in various stamina contests.
Ryan Callahan discovered after the maiden voyage that he wasn’t really interested in no-strings sex, but the cruise boat was making money hand over fist. He keeps himself busy running the ship from his office and managing their money, but rarely comes out of his suite. He is immediately attracted to Candace as soon as he sees her boarding the ship, and sets out to show her that he is the only man for her.
Candace is on this cruise because her fiance said she was frigid when he broke up with her. She’s a duck out of water, and is grateful for Ryan’s escort. Her education starts right away, and she soon comes to realize how wrong her fiance was!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The sex is hot and the chemistry between Ryan and Candace sets the pages on fire. What caught me by surprise was the depth of the story crammed into 175 pages! The reader is taken along to watch the development of Ryan and Candace’s relationship and the bolstering of Candace’s confidence that occurs along the way. What started as possibly a huge mistake for Candace turned into the best thing she could have done!
This author writes in such a vivid fashion that the reader has no problem visualizing the story as it unfolds. The Lust Boat is an interesting premise for a story, and one that has the reader laughing, sighing, cringing and wiping the steam from their glasses!
An absolutely outstanding book for a debut author. This one belongs on the keeper shelf. Pick up a copy today!