Eve Turner has been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a teaching position in Bermuda. She breaks up with her workaholic boyfriend and sets sail for the exotic isle. Local David Scott is jaded when it comes to tourists, yet after spending some time with Eve, he realizes that she is different from the other women he's met. But just as David opens his heart to love, Eve's ex reappears.
Wright's novel, quite plainly, is a bore. There is no realistic attraction or spark between the characters, and the author's claim that David and Eve have a serious relationship after a two-day courtship is tough to swallow. David's incessant whining about tourists not appreciating Bermuda does nothing to endear him as a worthwhile hero. With sluggish plotting and unmemorable characters, it fails to excite in all areas. (Apr., 287 pp., $5.99)