Monday, July 18, 2016

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

5 Stars

I read this book in 2013 and constantly think of it whenever someone asks for a romance recommendation. However, my own rating sat at 3.5 Stars all these years so I decided to give it a re-do in order to find out WTF was going on. Turns out I either suffered a concussion or wasn’t prepared to embrace my inner whore back in the day because I. MOTHEREFFING. LOVE. THIS. STORY. The synopsis and all that mumbo jumbo are contained in my original review below so I’m not going to bother rehashing the plot. All I will say is that I GOTTA POCKET GOTTA POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And even though the smexy times were extremely tame when compared to stuff I’ve read since I started letting my freak flag fly, once T.J. and Anna finally got down to bidness I was like sploooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh . . . .

Recommended to EVERYONE. If you end up not liking it, well then . . .

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Re-read because 3.5 Stars. WTF was I thinking?!?!?!?! Even the thought of this book still makes me . . . .

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I hope I haven't been lying to myself : (


17-year old T.J. is in remission after battling cancer. His mother has decided to celebrate by having the entire family spend the summer in the Maldives and has headed there early with the rest of the family. T.J. does not share his mother’s excitement (especially after learning 30-year old teacher Anna will be tagging along as a tutor to get him up to speed with his schoolwork) and sought a few day reprieve from the vacation by staying in Chicago. He and Anna are en route to the vacation home when the pilot of the seaplane they are on suffers a fatal heart attack and crash lands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. They make it to one of hundreds in a string of inhabited islands, but how will two city dwellers ever survive living on a deserted island?

I will gladly admit one of my earliest guilty pleasures was “The Blue Lagoon”. It was so awful and campy, but I just looooooved it so when this popped up on the radar in the middle of July, I was all in. This book brought back all of those old feelings and was the perfect summer read. I was prepared for it to be all porn-y and get squicked out by the age difference of T.J. and Anna, but it wasn’t like that at all (a pleasant surprise). Recommended to anyone who wants to read a better-than-average romance novel and escape for a day or so.

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