Author: Shay Savage
Source: I bought it.
Summary: As the captain of a schooner catering to the elite on the Caribbean Seas, Sebastian Stark does his best to avoid any human encounters. Interacting with people isn’t his thing, and he prefers the company of a bottle of vodka, a shot glass, and maybe a whore. There’s no doubt he’s hiding from a checkered past, but he does well keeping everything to himself…
…until the night his schooner capsizes, and he’s stuck on a life raft with one of the passengers.
Raine’s young, she’s cute, and Bastian would probably be into her if he wasn’t suffering from alcohol withdrawal. As the days pass, DTs, starvation, and dehydration become the norm. Even the most closed person starts to open up when he thinks he’s going to die, but when she realizes their traumatic pasts are connected, it’s no longer the elements that have Bastian concerned.
He has no idea how he’s going to Survive Raine
Flirty Review: FIVE LIP BITES
These are the things I love about Savages' writing: She's blunt and to the point. You don't get flowery prose, it's real and it's good. She's not holding the hand of the reader. In her work, she really displays a talent for getting the reader immersed in the world and having them feel like a fly on the wall. I was in that boat with Raine and Bastian. I could feel the emotion rolling off of them, the sexual tension, the humor, the friendship, the growing love (even is Bastian doesn't see it), I felt Bastian's withdrawal, his struggles, his fears. And by extension, we felt the same from Raine even though it wasn't in her perspective. It was quality storytelling.
Now the book isn't are serious lit. It's sexy and dirty. Something Savage is good at writing. This book is for any series romance fans, but with the male perspective, I think can serve another demo that is likely not going to pick up the book. Hey men out there, you may like this too. There is survival, a little bit of action, mystery, and well, sex. What dude doesn't like that in their action movies?
All in all, I think you should run and pick up this book. It was a quick read, and I was engrossed. There is a sequel to it as well, Bastian's Storm which I'll be reading starting......NOW!