Body Surf

Darien Cox
Body Surf
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Phaze Books
Release Date
August 2012
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Tired of running wild and drifting without direction, Joe Amato craves some stability, wanting to belong to something, someplace, or even someone. When he sees Cameron, a gorgeous blond lifeguard working the beach near his sister's house, suddenly he knows exactly what he wants to grab onto.

Swamped with suitors, Cameron seems unattainable, so Joe can't believe his good fortune when the lifeguard seems to fall for him too. But there's Natani, a former lover of Cameron's who refuses to let go, and her persistence quickly turns to stalking and crazy antics.

Cameron struggles to dissuade her, desperate not to ruin things with Joe, but Natani has a secret, one that could destroy their happiness forever.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Dec 15, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
94 people found the following review helpful
I was absolutely thrilled when I first started reading BODY SURF. The perfect combination of sexy and adorable was exactly what I needed and the last thing I expected was to find it on a beach.

Joe is taking the summer to work for his sister's husband after leaving college and having an argument with his father about it. He needs a break and direction, but he'll take the former if he can't come to terms with the latter. What he didn't expect was Cameron, a lifeguard who was everything Joe wanted in man. While Cameron seems unattainable, Joe is willing to try and what he eventually gains was well worth the risk.

Now while the beginning was quite frankly amazing, the rest of the book was pretty much overwhelmed by conspiracies and too fast solutions. The instant love that follows needed some work to be believable, but instead the author needed to focus on the conflict that was just a tad bit over the top. Even by the end, resolution of the same didn't work for me, but it bothered me more that the story lost the adorable feel and turned more toward the ordinary.

It was still a good little story but not really one of those that will make you sit up and pay attention. What is worth mentioning is Joe's sister and I would definitely like to see more of her in maybe another, future book.
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