Eileen Ann Brennan
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Release Date
October 2010
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

When Roberta Miller wins a vacation, it's not exactly the dream cruise she had in mind. Canoeing and camping in a swamp, sleeping in tents on tiny platforms in the middle of thousands of alligators with no cell phone coverage. Not exactly every girl's secret wish. But then every girl's secret wish has to be Eddie McGraw, her too-hot-to-handle guide. This Crocodile Hunter is just the temporary Rebound Man she needs to get over her ex-lover.

Another empty fling is the last thing on Eddie's agenda. The burned out Wall Street broker has returned home for the simple life of running the family camping business while he looks for a good ol' country girl to marry and fulfill his dream of a large, boisterous family. This feisty city girl is 180 degrees from what he wants, but he can't keep his hands off her or himself out of her sleeping bag.

This work was previously published under this same title but has been updated to reflect current technology.

Book Review by Jenn Shanks Pray
Apr 26, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
275 people found the following review helpful
Eileen Ann Brennan may have pulled off the impossible: she manages to make not only camping attractive, but camping in the Okefenokee swamp seem downright hot! Surprising the reader with the trifecta of successful elements – solid storyline, interesting characters and, well, seriously steamy erotic scenes, PARADISE is the little erotic romance that could.

Roberta Miller enters a travel sweepstakes with visions of romance on the seas aboard a swank cruise ship with her boyfriend. What she wins is a week camping in the Okefenokee swamp and sans cheating bastard. Poor Robbie is horrified at the thought of heading off to the wilds of Georgia, losing cell reception being surrounded by things that slither and could eat her.

However, upon meeting Eddie, part owner of McGraw Tours and her personal tour guide, Robbie decides that things may turn around if only she can get him to stop exploring the wilderness and start exploring her! Eddie McGraw finds Robbie more than tempting but he must maintain a professional relationship for the sake of the family tour business. Furthermore, Eddie has reached a point where he wants to settle down and the ambitious, citified career girl is not what he wants…or is it?

What may sound like a simple, formulaic love story turns out to be full of rich and complex storylines that compel the reader's attention. The characters, both main and secondary, are fully developed and extremely appealing. And of course, the sexual tension between Roberta and Eddie can be cut with a knife. The author skillfully teases the reader with the lead up, and when they finally get together, their passion rages like the storms outside their shaky platform tent! Seriously, any author that can make sex in a tent, on a platform in a swamp, surrounded by snakes and alligators seem like the perfect setting has serious creative skill.

This sassy, sexy adventure novel proves to be a quick and steamy read. The sex scenes are hot and plentiful and the characters have enough substance that readers feel a real romance story line grow. Eileen Ann Brennan's creative take on the "holiday fling" is certainly worth reading as she delivers her reader to PARADISE!
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