Title: Marooned in Miami
Author: Sandra Bunino
Source: Won Copy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2nd 2012
Undeniable lust and a fierce Miami storm bring sexy strangers together at The Hotel Del Santos for a passion filled night.
Stephanie, still reeling from a failed marriage, needs a break from the past. She decides to take her friends’ advice and finds a perfect stranger for a night of no-strings-attached, smoking hot sex.
Jason, a wealthy Seattle builder has the worst luck with love. Swearing he would never allow another woman to get under his skin, Jason decides a life of casual sex is just fine with him. While watching Stephanie’s sexy stilettos click across the lobby floor he zeros in on his next conquest.
Cut off from the outside world, the lives of these two strangers collide and burn with desire when stranded in the perfect storm. Both are content with the idea of sharing a glorious one-night stand together, that is, until they go their separate ways.
My Review -
I have to say I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I didn't know what to expect from the book based on the blurb in Goodreads but it far exceeded my expectations. This book was more then about two people who hook up during a storm but about two people willing to take a chance with each other despite previous heartaches in their life that has left them jaded about finding happiness in someone else's arms again.
Jason is one gorgeous hunk who is not only rich and successful but really know how to woo a woman and make her feel appreciated in so many ways. ;) I loved how Jason tried not to push Stephanie too hard (even though he wanted desperately to be in control of the situation) in terms of expectations for each other.
I really liked Stephanie because she was very sweet, nice and had a vulnerable side to herself but at the same time would not allow someone else to push her around. Perhaps the key point about her is that she allowed herself to love herself again.
Now I loved the set up as to how the two meet and end up spending the time together during the storm (some really hot sexy scenes) but what made it stand out, and not sound cliche, were the emotions that the characters demonstrated as well as what it brings out in the readers. You will find yourself drawn to these two because they feel so real and their emotions are so true that you find yourself surprised how quickly this develops.
What happens towards the end of the book will make you crave for the next one as it leaves you wondering what is going to happen next between these two and will Stephanie open up completely to Jason and allows herself to trust him in order to have a future with him. I can't wait to read book 2 - Lusted in Las Vegas.