Awesome book! Easy to read - lots of action! Definitely recommend!
A month long transatlantic cruise is the kind of luxurious adventure Crissy Fitzerald has only dreamed of. Now its all coming true- along with her fantasies about such men as Dr. Luca Santo and Mark vilos, the wealthy scion of a greek shipping tycoon, both of whom promise Crissy blissful liberation from her inhitbitions. But her life is about to change course in the most perilous of ways. Plotted against by bitter rivals, stalked by an unseen enemy and torn between her desires for two dashing but mysterious suitors, Crissy is sailing into exquistely inviting and inescapably dangerous waters.
This read more like a romance book rather than a murder mystery. Crissy and her friend Jenny take a month long cruise on the Sea Nymph, an ultra modern, new ship made exclusively for those who want to travel in style and with less passengers. The owner of the cruise line is heavily in debt and can't get credit to pay his loans, so he plans to blow up the Sea Nymph in order to collect the insurance money rather than lose his empire.
I was disappointed in this book for two reasons. One, I don't care for romance books. The other is that Crissy was made to look like too much of a naive bumpkin. It just didn't wash with me. At times, she was smart, and at others she was a simpleton.
If you like romance books, you may like this book. Except for some explicit sex scenes, this book reads like a cozy.
In Albany, New York hair colorist Crissy Fitzgerald feels lonely and tired. Her friend Jenny persuades her to come with her to the Nine One One Club where she meets Tom Gentry. Out of character for her, they go back to her flat where they make love. As she dreams of love, he wants nothing further to do with her.
Jenny persuades Crissy to take a month off to tour Greece and leisurely come home on the trans-Atlantic cruise ship Sea Nymph. The ship is the jewel of Vilos Shipping Lines, whose owner Georgios Vilas is nearly bankrupt and trying a desperate final game plan to save the firm at all costs. Meanwhile on board she meets handsome Georgios' son Mark and ship Dr. Luca di Salerno, who both vie for her attention. As she falls in love with Luca, Mark tries to takes matters into his own hands while Jenny is jealous although she has caught a septuagenarian fianc.
Even though Jenny is obviously a me-me only self-centered soul from the start, her reactions to her friend turning into a beautiful butterfly that initially comes across as competitive rivalry becomes overdone once she decided to marry the septuagenarian for money. Still Crissy makes this a strong romantic suspense as she wonders about the trunk brought on board by the handsome Mark. He, in turn, has spent his life as a hedonist, so when he wants her, he tries to rape her even after she rejects him for Luca. Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy this deep terrorist dramatic backdrop, but Crissy keeps the tale sailing smooth.