24 November 2013
eBook Review: The Trouble with Mojitos by Romy Sommer
Turquoise blue waters. Sandy white beaches. Mojitos…
Film location scout Kenzie Cole has found herself in paradise. And working in the Caribbean for a week is just what she needs to escape the long line of exes in her closet.
Though the last thing she expects is to be picked up at the resort bar by a disgraced former Prince!
Luckily for Kenzie, exile is suiting the man formerly known as Prince Fredrik very well. And it’s not long before his rugged, pirate charm is proving hard to resist.
But Rik’s been spending his time in paradise exorcising demons of his own and he has danger written all over him. If Kenzie was sensible she’d run a mile instead of lose herself to her lust – although, they do say that sometimes you have to get lost before you can be found…."
You can buy The Trouble with Mojitos as an eBook now or pre-order as a paperback.
I first came across new author Romy Sommer when I read her debut eBook 'Waking Up In Vegas' which was published by a new division of HarperCollins called Harper Impulse. I really enjoyed Romy's fairytale come to life, and since then, I have read lots of other brilliant eBooks from Harper Impulse. I was excited when I discovered on Netgalley that Romy was back with another fairytale based romance. I didn't actually realise prior to reading it that it was actually a slight follow on from her previous book, with the same family being featured and a mention of the characters from Waking Up In Vegas making a small appearance too! It took me a while to work this out lol, although I'm really not sure why!
Kenzie Cole is sure she's got the perfect job. She gets to travel the world, finding perfect locations as a film scout for up and coming movies. She's now landed in the Caribbean for a week to scout some private islands for a new movie, but is finding herself coming up against obstacles in getting people to give her permission to go anywhere. One evening, she meets a man in a bar called Rik. The pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and when Kenzie accidentally finds out that he is the runaway Prince Frederik, she tries not to see him in a different light. The pair spend more time together, with Rik showing her the delights of the islands and much more. But Kenzie is determined not to fall for another rich playboy... although it might just be too late for that....
Like I said before, it did take me a while to make the connection between the characters in this book, and that of thosein Romy's first eBook. Now I've read both though, it's easy to make the connection! Rik, or Prince Frederik as he is better known, is first mentioned in Waking Up in Vegas when his brother Max is called back home because of a scandal involving Rik and a DNA test back home in Westerwald. I don't remember meeting Rik in the previous book as he's an absent character so it's nice to find out more about him here, away from Westerwald as well. We are also reunited with Phoenix too, the leading lady from Waking Up in Vegas, although it threw me as she's introduced by her real name, not the nickname Phoenix! You don't have to read the first book to read and love this one, but it's fun to put two and two together for this book and catch up with a new set of characters.
I loved the setting of Los Pajaros for this book. It sounds really idyllic, with lots of history, clear blue waters and lots of private islands to explore in its surroundings too. Kenzie obviously feels lucky to have her job, despite her family wishing she'd do something more serious, but who can blame her when she gets to travel the world for free?! I loved Romy's descriptions of the islands, she really paints a crystal clear picture in your mind, and I loved reading about the adventures that Kenzie and Rik get up to as well. There's a lot of sexual tension between the pair throughout the book and I liked this element of it, adding a 'will they, won't they' scenario hanging over them as they explored more of the islands together.
One of things that I really loved about the story was how unaffected Kenzie seemed by Rik's Royal connections. Even when he realises that she is aware of who he is really is, there is no nastiness between them, no him accusing her of only wanting him for the money or title. It's just pure attraction, and I really did hope that these two could have a happy ending. It is a romantic read, despite the few arguments that the pair have, and Romy Sommer certainly gives us a slow-burning romance here. Towards the end, there was a bit of a secret reveal with Kenzie, telling us something that happened in her past and made the book have a more serious turn, but this was handled so well, and I loved the way Romy wrote how Rik handled this too. It showed a deeper side to these characters, and was a good addition to the book.
The ending totally leaves this book open to having a third installment of the series, and what a little puzzle we are left with! I really enjoyed Romy Sommer's writing, it's a lovely romance and definitely has its fairytale elements too, but it was a wonderful read for me. It was light-hearted, very escapist and certainly makes you smile when you're reading about the sunny Caribbean all snuggled up under your winter duvet at home! Romy Sommer is a big talent for Harper Impulse, and I am really looking forward to the rest of the stories she has to offer, especially the third part of this series! Another fantastic fairytale romance, a must-read for me.