Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Short Review: Island Peril

Island Peril

by Jill Sorenson
Aftershock #3.5 - a novella

~ Goodreads ~

Rating:  3.0 Stars

It started as a girls' outing to California's beautiful Channel Islands State Park.  When Ella Hammond embarks on a kayaking trip with sexy adventure guide Paul Dawson, sparks fly—but so does gunfire from a boat of drug smugglers.

Now Ella and Paul are on the run, soaked and stranded in a rocky hideout.  Ella feels like she'll never be warm again.  Until Paul shares his body heat—igniting a fire between them that's nearly too hot to handle!

Island Peril was a fast-paced, yet fluffy short novella.  Truth be told, there really isn't much to this particular story aside from an insta-lust romance, a lot of talk about geophysics, a random side plot with drug smugglers... and that's about it.

Ella and Paul are practically the only two people in this entire book, with Ella's sister Abby, and Abby's daughter Brooke, making a brief appearance--I understand that Abby will be front and center in the fourth Aftershock book, Backwoods.

We don't even really see the drug smugglers, though the couple gets chased by them.

The descriptions of the island were nice...

There really wasn't much story to this novella, really.  And Ella and Paul's short romance feels like a mere teaser, though I'm not sure we'll get to see much of them in Backwoods.

Overall, an okay way to pass an hour or so of time, but not a novella I'd go back to anytime, as it seemed kind of pointless, outside of introducing Abby and Brooke, as well as telling a fluffy romance.

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