Sometimes you just need a series of fun romance novellas with great characters, hot sex, and a beautiful island paradise for all of it to take place in.
Finding Cory, the first book in the Island Escapes Series by Caitlyn Lynch, is an excellent series beginning.
It’s the story of Cory, who works at a resort in Australia as the activities director, and Olivia, who’s just moved from New York to take a job doing PR for said resort. They meet soon after Olivia’s arrival and quickly fall for each other, which leads to both adorable romance and very hot sex.
Olivia was awesome from the start – trying to restart her life in the wake of the disaster that was her ex, outwardly confident but inwardly figuring things out, and willing to do what she had to do in order to make things work. Seriously, I liked her a lot.
Cory was a bit of a jerk at the beginning – only seeing the face Olivia presented to the world rather than her truth – but ultimately he learned better. But he was sweet and hot and ultimately a great guy.
And the side characters were all brought in very organically. They all had roles that mattered, so even though I could tell a bunch of them were being set up for future books in the series, I didn’t mind at all.
In fact, I wanted to read all of their books!
Caitlyn Lynch also does an excellent job with the setting. She creates Sunfish Island and makes it real. Frankly, if it were real, it’s a place I would love to go on vacation!
Also, I really liked the choice of Olivia as our very first POV character. As a New Yorker who’s new to Australia and Sunfish Island, she of course knows nothing about the place – so we learn about it with her, rather than being thrown in the deep end.
All in all, I really liked this book, and now I’m off to read the next in the series!
Therefore, I give this book
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