Image of Mango Summer


Image of Mango Summer

Think hot, steamy nights, brilliant sunny days, fine white sand and tranquil ocean waves -- this is the setting for Conn's most recent novel. At first glance, the plot seems a bit implausible, but the setting is so beautiful and the characters so likable that it's easy to lose yourself in this sensual fantasy.

Lord Michael Mallory has spent the past year grieving for his dead wife and stillborn son. To help jolt him out of his drunken stupor, his best friend kidnaps him and leaves him stranded on a deserted island with Delphine, a beautiful young woman trained from a young age in the art of seduction.

At first, Michael is angry, but soon the peace of the island and the ministrations of Delphine help him let go of the past. As Michael and Delphine draw closer, he begins to envision her in his life permanently. But Delphine loves Michael and will never be satisfied to be just his mistress. (Leisure, Jan., 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Roberts