Boracay Vows (Carpe Diem Chronicles 1)
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They plan to seize the day
Demure and career-driven, Krista Lopez is almost thirty, yet she has never been kissed. Her friends conspire to help fulfill her Turning-Thirty Vow—the promise to do something life-changing in celebration of this milestone birthday—with the help of a sexy makeover and a one-week stay in Perlas, a posh resort in the island paradise of Boracay, Philippines.
Not-so-coincidentally, Blake Ryan, Krista’s Irish-American hunk of a boss is vacationing in the same resort at the same time. The CEO has seen through her armor of conservative simplicity to the sensual woman underneath. Setting aside his rule not to become personally involved with his employees, Blake plans a seduction to make Krista his, but only while they are in Boracay.
But what about a lifetime?
Krista and Blake seize the opportunity to have a scorching affair away from the prying eyes of their colleagues. Far away from family’s judgement and disapproval. All too soon their week is over, and they must decide whether they will end their fling, or say Carpe diem to the love of a lifetime.
Fantastic first work!!!
It’s hard to believe this is the author’s first book - it’s fantastic! I’m excited to read the sequel and subsequent books in this series.
And now I’m craving Filipino food!!!
Be ready to get hooked!
I’m officially hooked on this series! The whole book was so enjoyable and engaging. Krista is so lovable and her love of shoes and how they express her true personality is so relatable to so many women (shoes always fit!). Blake is a true romance hero but fleshed out with his flaws as well. The setting sounds so beautiful and so rich in the cultural reference, you truly want to visit, and eat, everything mentioned. I am astounded that this is Maida’s first book and eagerly awaiting the rest of the series! Congratulations and thank you for a trip in to your romance world!