Article first published as eBook Review: Always You by Karen Stivali on Blogcritics.
Always You is an erotic romance from hot new author, Karen Stivali. It tells the tale of Shari, a woman who’s just realised that her fiancé has been cheating on her. Determined to get at least some revenge, she allows the wedding to go on as normal. However, while everyone else is at church completely oblivious, Shari is jetting off on her honeymoon with her best friend, Jon.
Jon has been in love with Shari for years, but he’s never had the opportunity to tell her – until now. A few days of alone time in a tropical paradise could be just what Jon needs to help him pluck up the courage to confess his feelings to Shari and find out if there’s a chance she could feel the same.
A smoking hot clinch on the beach makes all Jon’s wildest fantasies come true and he thinks that there could be a future for him and the woman he’s always loved. However, Shari receives a phone call which cuts short their break and they have to return home, where her ex is trying to win her back. Will Shari go back to the man she knows she can’t trust, or will she risk hers and Jon’s friendship and find out if there’s a chance he could be the right man for her?
Always You is a fab read! Despite the fact the storyline deals with a cheating man, it’s told in a fairly upbeat yet realistic way. There no time for tears for our heroine, who gets her own back by taking her best friend away on holiday. She’s a strong, likeable character and I found myself really rooting for her throughout the book. Naturally the cheating man isn’t at all a likeable character – but then he’s not meant to be! Jon, on the other hand, was delicious and the smouldering scenes between him and Shari were both sweet and sexy. Yum!
Well written, sexy and with a simple yet believable plot, Always You is a delicious quick read for erotic romance fans.