Arriba Aruba! by Jonathan Treadway

ArribaArubaLGTitle: Arriba Aruba!

Author: Jonathan Treadway

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (128 pages)

Publisher:Dreamspinner Press (October 2nd, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:Jilted at the altar when his best man ran off with his fiancée, Craydon “Cray” Wright trades in his Mexico honeymoon for a vacation in Aruba. When godlike Stone Ferris walks onto the plane, sits next to Cray, and makes his interest known, Cray decides to act on desires he’s felt since high school but ignored.

He agrees to let Stone show him the island, but what starts as fun-filled and casual turns earth shattering for Cray. When his time in Aruba ends, Cray realizes his feelings for Stone have grown beyond fun, but he worries that it might not translate to real life in LA. Can he convince himself and Stone their love can be paradise at home?

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Review: Cray is left at the altar, by his fiancé when she eloped with his best man and best friend. Not wanting to deal with the rejection, he cashes in his plane ticket for Mexico and exchanges it for one to Aruba. He meets Stone on the flight, they quickly become friends, and since they are going to the same place, they decide to share a rental car and do a lot of things together.

I thought this was a pretty cute story. I really liked the supportiveness of Cray’s family. I liked the descriptions in Aruba and how detailed the trip was. It was like taking a mini vacation. I also liked both Stone and Cray.  I did feel their romance was very sweet, and hot, yet the almost instant love was a bit fast for me. Especially given that Cray was also supposedly straight…until he met Stone. The story does unfold nicely, it’s very romantic, and the sex is sensual.  I found it a breath of fresh air and one of those stories that make you feel good.

I recommend this if you like a sweet romance, with hot sex, a good coming out story, and a satisfying ending.

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