With hunky men and uninhibited women, Carew fulfills fantasies with sexy scenes of multiple partners, M/M, W/W, and very light bondage. However, with all of that sex, there is little room for plot or realistic characters, especially the heroine and hero, who seem more shallow and selfish than sympathetic.
Just minutes before saying “I do,” Crystal is questioning everything as Evan, her fiancé’s best friend, confesses his love. Then her groom disappears. Evan steps in to comfort Crystal and agrees to go with her on the “honeymoon.” Enjoying the tropical paradise, the couple is surprised when Brent, the runaway groom, shows up, determined to win back his almost-bride. Crystal is now faced with two gorgeous guys and her own conflicted feelings. As they plumb the depths of their attraction, their sexual explorations take them places and with people they never imagined. At the end of the two weeks, Crystal has to pick one of her lovers — or does she? (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Feb., 288 pp., $14.99)