Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Snow Boy: with a body modeled after Poseidon

 Snow Boy
 X-Treme Boys #5
by Kay Manis
a Sports Romance

Geneva Barton was a bitch—until the threat of criminal charges forced her to confront the demons from her past. Two years later she’s worked hard to overcome her vindictive ways. Everyone has given her a second chance. But does she deserve it?

Maybe a gorgeous stranger on a tropical island, 4,000 miles from home will help her find out.

After suffering heart-breaking loss, Berk Rigby has left his career as a professional snowboarder and returned to his native island home in Kauai, Hawaii. The last thing he deserves is absolution. But when a beautiful guest at his family’s resort forces him to confront his past, he’s suddenly thinking about a future again. A future with her. But does he deserve it?

A chance encounter.
A leap of faith.
A vacation that will last a lifetime.

Review by pearls

Whether snowboarding or surfing, Berk has the athletic body of a Greek God--Poseidon to be exact as he emerges from the waves of a Hawaiian beach.  But Geneva has adopted a more humble lifestyle, less out of the spotlight and less out of the bed of strangers.  But their attraction under the Hawaiian moonlight, with the smell of hibiscus in the air, is too much to be denied.  He thought his heart had been left frozen in the Colorado snow, but she melts him as he tempts her in every possible way.  If you have read the previous books, all your friends are still here, and still going hot and heavy at the wedding for two of them.  If not (like me), you won't be lost as this can be read as a stand-alone.  Both of these characters have been living, going through the motions, a shadow of their previous selves.  You can see the battle Geneva wages within herself.  Together, they become bigger than life again, their stars burning bright.  As they see past their preconceptions of each other and see into each other's true selves, they find not only their mirrored pain but their soulmates.  Intermixing of Hawaiian and Texan culture add great touches, as do the unique voices of the side characters, like Dana and Okie.

Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named "Tiny." When not writing or researching you'll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping. 

Kay's biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she's done that for you then she says she'll always consider herself a success.

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