Author: Stefanie Graham
Publisher: 2S Publishing
Description: Watch out! A Storm is coming.
Millionaire hotelier Cairo Kane has dealt with his fair share of tropical storms on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Not one to hide from tumultuous weather, he would rather attack it, head on. Six years ago he left his life in New York City and escaped to the beautiful island of Jamaica to apply himself to the business of making money. The former blue-collar boy was driven, fierce, and determined; there wasn't a challenge he didn't take or a tempest he couldn't tame. Before Jessica Storm no woman had the power to shatter his confidence or break his heart. Storm enthralled him, married him and then betrayed him. He loved her once. He vowed never to love anyone that much again.
Spoiled Manhattan socialite Jessica Storm might have the perfect pedigree but she doesn't have love. She’d been a bride for a single night before her parents’ treachery drove her and her new husband apart. Cairo left her behind and escaped to an island paradise to create a new life and to forget the love they had once shared. Now she wants him back, whether Cairo likes it or not, he is hers until death do they part. They made a vow. As a force of nature no man is a match for her when she is hell-bent on having her way. Her husband better prepare for bad weather. A Storm is coming.
Review: This is a contemporary romance, something I have been finding myself more drawn to with each one I have read. This particular story is about two people who were desperately in love, eloped, and then separated on their wedding night. Jessica Storm comes from a very wealthy family, one that actually still believes in using their children to broker deals. She was supposed to remain unspoiled for the arranged marriage her parents had cooked up, but she was able to instead marry and consummate her marriage to Cairo before her parents could do anything about it. How do they get back at her for her treachery? They storm into their motel room moments after they have done the deed, drag her out of bed, and take her home. They then blackmail her into turning Cairo away when he shows up at their doorstep to take his wife back. What is so terrible about this moment to me is that these two obviously didn't know enough about one another to have gotten married in the first place. When Jessica tells him that she never should have married him because she was betrothed to someone else and that she didn't love him, he should have known her well enough to see past the words. He should have been able to recognize that her parents had put her up to it and stood his ground a little longer than her had. Their lack of knowledge about one another sends their lives spiraling apart.
Cairo turns his entire life around from that moment. He went from being the poor orphan bellhop of one of Jessica's dad's hotels to owning his own chain of hotels in the Caribbean. He becomes a very wealthy man. The downside is that he has left the country leaving Jessica to spend six years trying to locate him. She now has a son and is married, but the question is, who is the father and who is her husband? What did she do in order to survive when her parents cut her off and all she wants is to find her Cairo? This is the source of my only complaint in this book. I felt like Jessica with holds information from Cairo a little too often when they meet again. No relationship can survive without all the facts and they both are frustrated from their inability to communicate. Poor Cairo spends so much time second guessing Jessica which could have all been avoided if Jessica had just told him the truth right away. On the other hand, Cairo is PMSing through most of the story. He is one of the most emotional men I had ever read about. There were definitely times when I felt like some other character needed to just lock them in a room for a while and throw away the key. Other than that, it was a very well written story.
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About the Author:
STEFANIE GRAHAM made her first attempt at writing romances at sixteen. She spent her proceeding years dreaming of ways to create the essence of passion and desire between pages filled with sultry and exciting text. She is a voracious reader, a fan of the written word in all forms and is happiest when curled up in a corner with a good book. Her goal is to create quality multi-genre titles that will capture the imagination of her readers. Stefanie enjoys traveling above all else and plans to visit every corner of the earth. Until then, she calls the East Coast her home. Stefanie would love to hear from you. Visit her at www.StefanieGraham.com
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