Saturday, April 16, 2011

Loincloths For Everyone!

I love quirky stuff, and Island Heat by Jill Myles certainly fits the bill! This was my first time reading this author, and it won't be the last. She packed a plane wreck, T Rex, posse of marauding cavemen, the Bermuda triangle, a time warp, beautiful tropical island, hot conquistador in a loincloth, lots of romance, and even a sweet HEA into one funky story. (Honestly, she had me at loincloth). The hero of this book, Salvador, is delicious. He's a Spanish Tarzan-y conquistador who keeps popping up to save the damsel in distress, or woo her with a nest filled with tropical flowers (swoon time). The fact that he is a gorgeous specimen of masculinity wearing only a loincloth is just the icing on the deserted island cake. The heroine is okay....I like my heroines a bit spunkier, especially if they are warding off ferocious dinosaurs and stuff. Anyhoo, this was a fun, entertaining read.

Grade: B+

Even though I had my Kindle already fully loaded for vacation, due to my impulse buying problem, I now have a few extras. I added Wicked Games by Jill Myles (thanks to KC at Smokinhotbooks for that recommendation) and Cinderella Unmasked by Bonnie Dee. I love new takes on fairy tales!

Off to get ready for my trip. Laundry! Packing! Purchasing new sandals for my son whose feet are as big as Shaquille O'Neal!



Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Remember, pack beach gear. Flip flops. I'm so glad you enjoy wicked silly fantasy romance. I can't get into it - I'm way too serious - such a huge flaw in my character.
But you have the most marvelous sense of the value of the absurd/crazy - kind of like Saturday Night Live in it's heyday! Land Shark...
See? This is why I could not get into Lost. I asked too many questions, like, why is the fat guy still fat?

Penny Watson said...

Ha haaaaa...Oh my God! Me, too! I watched a handful of episodes of Lost, and I thought the same thing. Why is he not getting thinner? That is pretty much the ultimate guaranteed-to-lose-weight diet....getting marooned on a deserted island! hee hee.....

I will try to check in during the week, but I'm going to take a break from daily internet access. I need to go web-free for a while, and recalibrate my tortured psyche. :^)

Have a great week!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Penny - you have a great time and forget about us. Enjoy the beach but use sunscreen. K?

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Since I have lost weight I actually have thought of getting a loincloth! Ha! No way, but maybe a bathing suit! Have a great time, Penny! Pittsburgh is really soggy at the moment!