Published: July 2, 2012
Format: eBook (Review)
**Provided by Author for honest review
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Lusted in Las Vegas picks up where Marooned in Miami leaves off while Stephanie and Jason’s sexy tryst continues in Sin City! Their chemistry is undeniable and their lust just may take a turn toward love when they return to each other’s arms. However, all is not perfect in paradise when Jason’s ex comes to town and wants what she believes is rightfully hers.
Jason’s not the only one with something to hide. Stephanie carries a secret of her own. Can she spend a carefree weekend with Jason without risking a broken heart? Or does her feelings for Jason run too deep to simply walk away?
This was a good read for me, but could have been better. While I truly enjoyed Marooned in Miami, book 1, Lusted in Las Vegas left me kind of bereft.
We pick up where Stephanie and Jason are away for the mini vacation in Vegas. All is going good until Jason's crazy ex-girlfriend shows up with the nonsense. There were a couple of un-believable things going on in this book that I was just shaking my head at. One, it’s unbelievable that this chick is just going to back down after she got caught in a lie…especially confessing to one’s new girlfriend and two…who is going to move into their ex-boyfriend's house AFTER you got him arrested in the first place?….I just didn’t find these things believable at all and that took something away from the story for me.
I liked that Jason & Stephanie had their trust issues, but it was irritating that they couldn’t just come out and tell each other what those issues were. My appeal to Jason as a character was that he was this strong and straight forward guy, plus I loved the fact that he was older. So him not coming clean about his past relationship with Stephanie was not cool. My issue with Stephanie was the fact that she wasn’t upfront with Jason but expected him to be upfront with her. It just made for a very confusing read for me.
I still enjoyed the characters, but the story plot could use just a little more work.
I love Sandra Bunino's writing. She gives you stories and characters that are enjoyable to read. But this story just wasn't what I was looking forward too. But I'm happy that Jason & Stephanie got their HEA.