Double Occupancy by Elaine Raco Chase
When Casey heads to a family member’s Mexican villa for some much needed rest and relaxation, she really just wants to spend time on the novel she’s writing and maybe snooze on the beach once in a while. Little does she know, Travis Craig has also been given permission to rest up at the same villa… and the living arrangement becomes anything but straight forward.
In fact, as tempers flare between the new roommates, other things are heating up too. Casey’s good vacation turned bad suddenly becomes so much more, and Travis is far too distracting for her to get any real work done. Until they can at least confront how they’re feeling about each other. Of course, cooped up in a villa, surrounded by hot beaches and cool breezes, who can really tell how they actually feel about each other? Is it just the magic of the place? Or is there something more to be explored between Casey and Travis?
In Double Occupancy, Chase does well by her characters, giving them room in their close-quartered villa to really express themselves and draw the reader into their love story. Their witty banter will have you laughing but their hot and steamy moments will have you begging for more. By isolating her hero and heroine like this, Chase has given the reader the chance to indulge in a R&R too, focusing on the budding relationship between Travis and Casey. Get lost in this story as though you’re resting up in the villa for yourself… I found it pretty hard to put this one down and climb back into the real world, myself!
The Three R’s
Rating: X for some smokin’ hot lovin’ and some pretty explicit word choices… ahem, Travis.
Recommendation: The perfect vacation getaway when you can’t actually go anywhere! Read this one during a snowstorm to keep warm.
Re-read: Again, see “Recommendation.” Revisit as needed.