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Review: Always You by Karen Stivali

WARNING: This post and the links from it contain adult content. If you are under 18 years of age or if such content offends you, please EXIT now.

Karen Stivali was kind enough to give me this copy. She was giving away a few copies on Twitter and was lucky enough to get a book from her backlist. Now, I haven’t ever read a book from Karen before, so I didn’t know what to expect.

Always You by Karen Stivali
When Shari discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, she lets the wedding go on according to plan, except while everyone else is at the church, Shari is heading to the airport to fly off on her honeymoon with her best friend, Jon.
Jon is only too happy to help Shari escape what he knew would have been an awful marriage. Plus he’s thrilled by the prospect of time alone with her in a tropical paradise. He’s always loved her and desired her as a lot more than a friend.
A steamy, romantic night on the beach turns into a whirlwind of desire as they take their friendship to multiple new levels of passion. But when Shari’s apologetic ex tries to win her back, she must choose between the life she thought she was going to have with him and the possibility of love with Jon.
Age: 18 years and up
Review: 3.5 stars

This was one of those short and steamy type of books. We start off with Jon and Shari at the hotel, heading towards their room. We shortly discover that Shari’s fiancé has been cheating on her with his ex and that she went on her honeymoon with her best friend, Jon.
Jon has been attracted to Shari for a while now, and has never had the chance to tell her. Shari has relied on Jon for everything, and during this trip has felt her ever-growing attraction to him. They both don’t really want to say anything because it would ruin their friendship, but one thing leads to another and badda-bing badda-boom, they have sex.
This story is a short novella (58 pages, according to Amazon), and it satisfies the need to have a quick, hot read. I felt that this story could have been drawn out more and the characters expanded on, but I guess that the point of a novella is to keep it short and sweet. Or in this case, short and steamy.
I definitely recommend this book to someone who’s looking for a quickie (hee hee).



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