Review: Sex on the Beach by Amber Skyze

Sex on the BeachReviewer: Jen

Sex on the Beach by Amber Skyze
Release Date: May 11th, 2011
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Source: eBook provided by publisher for review

Blurb: Allie only wanted two weeks of peace and quiet at her friend’s beach house to get her life in perspective. She wasn’t looking for sex, drugs and a kidnapping. But that’s what she gets when she encounters not one but two tasty men.Tony, her gorgeous next-door neighbor, has a body any woman would want to explore, and Allie crave him licking, teasing and ravishing her body with those strong hands and kissable lips. Little does she know Tony’s on the trail of a drug dealer. Then there’s Paul, who also wants a piece of Allie…if he can possibly tear her away from Tony.

Review:  I was looking for a short, quick read when I picked up Sex on the Beach, and that is exactly what I got.  The story is about 100 pages with a pretty simple plot.  Allie is on vacation and happens to be living next to undercover cop, Tony.  Tony’s looking for a drug dealer, but gets distracted by Allie.  This about covers the first 3/4 of the book — Tony and Allie and a whole lot of hot sex.  The last 1/4 of the book wraps up the really under-developed plot line of Tony’s cop job and the local drug dealer he is trying to arrest.

So, you can probably tell I had a couple issues with the book.  First, Tony’s an undercover cop.  Yet, he totally let’s Allie distract him from his job.  In fact, before she knew about his job, he was willing to throw all that he’s worked toward out the window for a roll in the sand with Allie.  I find that hard to swallow.  Wouldn’t a man who has trained to be a cop and is good enough at his job to actually go undercover have better self-control?  And without spoiling the story (I hope!), he also makes another major blunder, which amazed me and I sat there shaking my head when Allie accepted it with little fuss.

And then there is the plot.  The basic plot line is good.  And Amber Skyze has a way with a sex scene (grab an ice cold drink).  But as I came to the end of the book, I was left with an unfulfilled feeling.  It seemed to wrap up too neatly and the first half of the book was disconnected from the second half.  This is one book that could definitely benefit from a few more pages to fill in some blanks in the plot.

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