But what happens when it’s over?
Sexcation is an unbelievably sexy summer read! I adored both characters … I’ll call them Jade and Jackson, for now. They were fun and sexy. They knew how to connect and did it with passion and flair. I, honestly, read this book in 5 hours … she had me hooked right from the beginning and had me wishing for a whole lot more at the end.
Jackson just needed a holiday before branching out in America. He needed to get away, have some fun and maybe have a hook-up or two. His mind was changed as soon as he saw the sexy woman standing in the lobby. Now all he could think about is her.
She was talked into going to Bermuda by her best friend. After a bad break-up, she was told to go … let loose … have fun … have sex. But, how could she? She’s convince that she’s frigid – like she was told. But, just one look at that guy in the lobby and she’s rubbing her legs together.
A meeting on a balcony. A meeting at the pool. Jade and Jackson are born and the wild ride begins. But, they agreed, they have an end date to their little charade. Unfortunately, since neither of them are being totally honest, they have no idea that they both don’t want the vacation to end and would really like to see each other again.
They get their wish. But Jay and Story don’t get exactly what Jackson and Jade wished for.
I outright laughed reading this story. I loved the banter. I loved the timidity of Jade/Story. I loved the brashness of Jackson/Jay. The beginning of my laugh-out-loud moments was when Jade woke up and thought an octopus was latched to her boob. And, it didn’t end – even during the angsty parts. I can’t remember when I read a story that truly made me happy. I’ve always loved Heidi McLaughlin’s writing and I just love that she wrote this light-hearted, fun story. The perfect summer read if you are sitting beside a pool, on the beach or on a yacht.
Review copy provided for a voluntary review.
“Heidi McLaughlin does it again with this delightfully sexy read. Sexcation lines its chapters with rich character development, sex that doesn’t have you skipping pages, witty banter/plot and belly laughs for days. These characters have jumped from the story and straight into my heart. 5 sweet yet sinful stars!” – K.Pinson, Author of Between the Raindrops
“With a sexy, British-accented hero & a tropical setting that had me longing for the beach, Sexcation is the perfect fictional getaway.” – USA Today Best Selling Author, Cindi Madsen
“A sexy vacation romance perfect for your next summer read!” – Sarah Robinson, Best Selling Author of NUDES
“A book that kept a smile on face the whole time. I fell in love from the first word and couldn’t stop reading till the end.” – Natasha Madison, Best Selling Author
“The sexy as sin vacation we all dream about! Heidi McLaughlin does it again with Sexcation, a steamy read turned epic romance that will leave you rooting for that happy ending. Five sizzling stars!” – Best Selling Author, Amy Briggs
I laugh and find myself tempted by her hand, which sits on the metal table. After our impromptu snogging session, Jade put on a nice little sundress which has my imagination running wild and some strappy sandals. Her toes are painted a turquoise blue. I found it a little weird at first; normally I see reds or pinks on toes, but rarely a blue colour. I quite like it. I like it a lot. In fact, I’ve yet to find something about this woman I don’t like.
“And yet, you didn’t. I came over and kissed you. You could’ve punched me, kicked me in the nuts, or groped me. I’m grateful you let me kiss you the way I did.”
She blushes again. “Why did you? I’m sure there are other, more beautiful women at the resort that would’ve been happy to oblige you.”
“But then I wouldn’t be here with my pretend wife, trying to get to know more about her.”
Her eyes don’t waver from mine as she takes a sip of her cocktail. “Do you really want to get to know me?”
“The fake you, yes. I don’t want to get cornered by one of the triplets and not know my facts.”
“Are they in fact, triplets?”
I shake my head. “I haven’t got a bloody clue, to be honest with you. Fake tits all look the same at the end of the day.”
Her mouth falls open into a sexy little O and images of other ways I can make that happen pop straight into mind. “I named them Muffy, Tuffy, and Buffy. The names seemed fitting,” she says with a shrug.
I crack the fuck up. “Then that is what we’ll call them until they leave.”
“Do you know when that is? Or what room they’re in?”
I lean over the table and pick her hand up. “They leave after us, and no, I don’t, thank goodness. I don’t care either. I made you a promise and I always keep my promises.” I bring her hand to my lips and let them linger against her skin until a passer-by makes a comment about us being in love.
Not love, lust though, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose her to be my distraction this week. When I finally let go of her hand, she picks up her drink and finishes it.
“Want another one?” I ask, already standing by the time she nods. I lean down and kiss the top of her head, inhaling the scent of her shampoo. The smell of grapefruit assaults my senses, making my heart race. I groan as I walk into the restaurant. I could’ve easily waited for the waitress to come back to us, but I needed to step away from Jade for a minute. She’s fucking deadly with her innocent façade and I have a strong reason to believe I’m going to fall victim to her and love every minute of it.
When I walk out, there’s a bloke talking to her as if it’s an everyday occurrence. I have never been jealous of any man until now. The pure rage I feel, watching him talk to my pretend wife almost takes over my body, yet I find the will to let it go. Who am I to stand in the way of her potential hook-ups?
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.