Review: Lost in Paradise by Rachel Lacey

Nicole Morella boards a private Mediterranean cruise with one goal: to reclaim herself after her divorce. When she sits next to a beautiful blonde in the ship’s lounge, she’s knocked off balance by the immediate attraction between them, and it’s not just because Nicole hasn’t found her sea legs yet. Fiona stirs things in Nicole that haven’t been stirred in a long time, but a fiery kiss turns dangerous when the ship is hijacked. The women launch a daring escape, leaving them adrift in an empty lifeboat.

Fiona Boone has been adrift most of her life, but never in such a literal sense. She’s a survivor, though, so when they land on a deserted island, Fiona’s ready to do whatever it takes to stay alive until they’re rescued. In the meantime, she can’t get enough of the feisty woman she’s stranded with, despite her usual fiercely independent nature. Although they’re lost, Fiona finds something unexpected in the comfort of Nicole’s touch. But when an injury puts her life in jeopardy, they begin to worry help won’t arrive in time. If she survives their ordeal, Fiona might just face her biggest challenge yet: falling in love.

I know I've said this before but I'll mention it again, I don't usually read the blurb or review of a book I want to read for review. If I do I usually wait awhile so I can forget what I read. I don't like anything tainting what I'm reading. I like to go in surprised. 

Well!!! I was damn surprised when I read Lost in Paradise that's for sure. 

Who would have thought that the two main characters are both female. I was a tiny bit shocked by this from this author. I don't remember her ever doing a book like that. 

That being said I have to say she did a wonderful job of it. It was impossible to go in without a somewhat tainted view of the story. I don't shy away from same sex romances, but I also don't seek them out. 

So, at first I almost put this one down. Then I told myself to get over it and read the story. I am so glad that I did. This is wonderfully written. Shortly after starting it I truly wanted to know Nicole & Fiona's story. I wanted more of them together. 

You really root for these two to both make it and find their happy-ever-after together. I became so lost in their story that it became just like any other romance to me. I'm so glad I gave this story a chance. 

If your mind is totally closed off to the idea of same sex romance then pass of this one. But if you I like to explore something different I do believe this one is a very good one to start with. 

If you've read Lost in Paradise or any other books by Rachel Lacey I'd love to hear your thoughts. 


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