Fantasies come true on this sultry Georgia island.
Emma Vance is the serious sister, happiest running her family’s Wilde Dunes Resort from behind the scenes. She leaves the parties and the host duties to her sister, Sara. But when Sara takes off for unknown adventures, Emma is thrust into Sara’s role—and finds herself face to face with a sinfully sexy guest. It isn’t long before Emma begins considering mixing business with pleasure.
Liam Anderson is rich, worldly, and gorgeous . . . but not at peace. At Solomon’s Island, where his family once summered, he finds himself fantasizing about spending the week relaxing with Emma on the beach . . . and in his bed.
Emma tells herself she’s not his type, that this is just a fling, but the attraction between her and Liam is hotter than a Georgia summer. When trouble arrives and Liam appears to have come there with ulterior motives, she’ll find out just how high the price may be when a fantasy is swept out with the tide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pretty good story but a little jumpy in the writing style for me. The attraction was immediate was I thought was believable but the feelings that developed so quickly didn't seem so realistic. Overall I would say an enjoyable read though.
*** Simmer by Deborah Grace Staley was provided by NetGalley in exchange for a HONEST review. *** Wilde Dunes is an exclusive resort on Solomon Island off the coast of southern Georgia. The Vance family was deeded the mansion and property from the Bill Wilde some time back and made it what Bill had hoped it could become. Emma Vance works in the back offices and keeps things running smoothly, but when her sister Sara spontaneously jumps in Emma's boat and leaves the island, taking Emma's car to a cabin in the mountains, Emma's left playing hostess. Liam Anderson is a lawyer. He seems to be having a few issues with luck lately, as evident by the two missed connections on his transatlantic flight. Once he finally arrives at Wilde Dunes, he's tired, grumpy and hungry. The last thing he wants is a personal welcome from the resort's hostess, that is until Emma walks in and he 'bout swallows his tongue and trips over his own feet. Instant attraction. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deborah Grace Staley wrote a smooth-flowing book that was extremely easy to read & a pleasure to experience. So, Sara takes off for a few weeks & leaves the others short-handed. Aunt Claire and Uncle Charlie haven't bothered to mention that a lawyer was retained by William Wilde III & is threatening them for Unlawful Transfer of Deed. I had my suspicions immediately about this (and was only 1/2 right). There are some shady folks loitering about town lately & the sheriff suspects they may be smugglers. There is plenty of plot to go around in this book, that's for certain. The characters are extremely likable. I'd had suspicions about Jack since the initial phone conversation he had with Emma (which were never confirmed). Dialogue and interaction felt real enough to be believable. There are a few fun plot twists. The conflicts were resolved fairly well, but a little quickly in my opinion. The ending was concluded with a satisfying epilogue. There are a few loose ends that were left hanging & I wonder if there'll be another book to follow this one to unravel those mysteries. Such as Why did Sara feel the sudden need to take off? Does/did Jack have deeper feelings for Emma than he let on? Or is there something going on between Jack & Sara? I'm intrigued & would definitely purchase this book, recommend it to friends and I'd buy and recommend any other in this series. A Solid 4.5 out of 5.