Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan

Posted February 10, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Temptation Bay by Anna SullivanTemptation Bay by Anna Sullivan
Series: Windfall Island #1
Published by Forever on December 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Maggie Solomon has always been one of Windfall Island's favorite daughters. A beautiful, passionate charter pilot who loves this remote Maine island, Maggie has never cared much for outsiders—until her latest passenger arouses the curiosity of the town . . . and something hot and irresistible in Maggie. With his long, lean looks and razor-sharp wit, the man is temptation itself.

Cop-turned-PI Dexter Keegan is on a covert mission to solve the case that will make his career: uncovering the identity of the Stanhope heir, kidnapped nearly a century ago. No one on this fiercely protective island can know what he's doing, not even the spirited, blue-eyed beauty who infuriates—and excites—Dex. As the desire between them ignites, Maggie becomes the key to the case . . . and the target of an unknown enemy. Now Dex will do anything to protect the woman he's come to love—even risk his own life.

     

This is the first book I ever received on Netgalley about 4 years ago. I can’t remember why I got it or why I didn’t read it. The COYER challenge got me to pick it up and read and review.

Dex comes to an island which is like a small town with everyone knows everyone and is into their business. He is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a baby during the Prohibition. Maggie is an independent small business owner who has a charter business. She flies him to the island. Dex is attracted to her and sees her as a fun way to gather information quietly.

Neither wants a relationship. Maggie is not willing to trust a man. Dex has no plans to stay on the small island.  They work together to solve the mystery. Someone doesn’t want the mystery solved and tries to stop them. I enjoyed the mystery more than the romance. I never really felt the depth of an emotional connection between them. Their dialogue with each other was too antagonistic for too long.

The mystery totally held my attention. But here is where I had some big issues.

****SPOILER**** ONLY READ IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK!!!******SPOILER****

The Windfall Island series is a trilogy with a romance in each book and a mystery which is across the three books. Jonetta reviewed all these 3 books earlier.  I’m not sure yet if I will read on (the books are all available at the library) or try to get Jonetta to tell me what happens instead.

Book 1 –  Temptation Bay

Book 2 –  Hideaway Cove

Book 3 –  Secret Harbor

About Anna Sullivan

Anna Sullivan was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, the seventh of nine children. There was a lot of noise, frequent disorder and a fair bit of commotion in her early life. Anna escaped by going through the looking glass, over the rainbow, or beyond the wardrobe.

As years passed, she grew up, got married and had three children. Needless to say, there was a lot of noise, frequent disorder and a fair bit of commotion. When her darlings were in bed for the night, she escaped into words again, this time ones she wrote herself. After all, how difficult could it be to string together enough of them to fill an entire book? Pretty difficult, as it turns out. But she kept at it, and eventually sold her first book.

Her children are starting their own lives now. Anna misses the noise, disorder and commotion, so it’s handy that she can recreate those times, and the happy endings that go along with them. She hopes you’ll escape into one of her worlds and spend an enjoyable, and quiet, hour or two.

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I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.I'll be doing a feature monthly called Thrifty Thursday,which reviews books (ebooks)that have been available for free.

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2 responses to “Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan

  1. *sigh* I really enjoyed the second book in the series but remember being very disappointed in the resolution of the mystery in the third book and the romance was tedious. I’m not even sure I remember the details.

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