Tuesday 7 March 2017

✪ Tara Sivec ✪ Below Deck ✪

© Bianca Janeane

• release day: 7 March 2017
• sexy & sunny standalone Rom-Com
4.5 Stars
Declan McGillis can't stand rich people. But working as a deckhand on a luxury charter yacht, he also can't escape them. Declan has spent years kissing their ass and doing their bidding...whatever it takes to make his dreams come true, and nothing will get in his way of being the captain of his own yacht one day.

Mackenzie Armstrong knows what people think when they look at her. She knows from the outside looking in, it seems like her family has it all and doesn't have a care in the world. Things aren't always what they seem, and not only does Mackenzie have the weight of her family's struggles on her shoulders, she also needs to prove to Declan that she's not the spoiled princess he believes her to be.

Declan can't ignore the sparks of lust between them, even though Mackenzie is completely off limits and absolutely out of his league.

Mackenzie thinks a vacation fling is just what she needs to forget about the mess her life has become, and Declan is the perfect man for the job.

Will this be a quick romp in the water, or will it turn into something more when Mackenzie finally gets below Deck?

Declan is 32 years old. And he hasn't really achieved anything yet in his life. But he's working hard on it. He's been working on a luxury yacht for the last four years. His dream is to one day be the captain of his own yacht.

But for now he's working for rich idiots who rent this boat for 200k - for the week!
And this week's guests are the Armstrongs.
Dad with his new trophy wife and stepdaughter. And real daughter Mackenzie with her bestie Brooke.
Daddy Armstrong can't really affort to hire such an expensive boat. But ever since he met his new wife, he lost all interest in the company. The company Mackenzie is trying her hardest to save.
But she promised herself to relax on this trip.
Enter Declan.
The moment they first see each other, they're in insta-lust/love.
But of course Declan cannot start anything with a guest without risking his whole captain-ish future!
And also, he thinks Mackenzie is just as spoiled and awful as her step-sister.
But she's not. She's the sweetest and nicest and most beautiful person he's ever met...

What will happen with those two??
Will we get our happily ever after??

Such a sexy, sunny and adorable romance!

I loved it.
It's all a bit insta-ish, but what do you expect when you know that the whole book will happen on/around this yacht within 10 days. So it didn't bother me. I don't have anything against lust/love at first sight!

I really enjoyed reading it. It was so very sunny and exotic and hot and verrry sexy!
But it's not all empty fun. We have some real problems. Mackenzie at her company and with her horrible step-mom and sister.
And poor Declan. He's been hurt before by a rich girl. He doesn't trust easily. And he doesn't want to lose sight of his captain dreams.
Even though they're from two different worlds, now that he's getting to know Mackenzie, he's not sure if he'll ever be able to let her go again....


Of course we also have this typical romance book thing towards the end - which is either a misunderstanding or a lie or a 'just-not-talking-to-each-other' thing. It happens here too and I don't like that much in my books, but it happens in almost all of them, so I'm used to it...didn't bother me much. We all know that they will make up by the end of the book! ☺

BELOW DECK was a really sexy, sunny & adorable lovestory! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Declan - this on is MINE!!!

ARC received for an honest review
Who's up for a little fun in the sun? Because that is what you will get with Below Deck.
Below Deck  is a sweet, sexy, funny vacation fling  - but it is also so much more.

Whilst yes it is all insta - that's to be expected on a 10 day yacht trip - but it didn't feel all rushed.    Declan and Mackenzie's relationship is kind of Darcy/Elizabethish - except he is the prejudiced one and she is too proud to ask for help.

The lingering looks, the lustful thoughts - fanning myself - oh my it is hot hot hot.  But there is so much more to them both, and at times I got quite emotional whilst reading.  The bite and the snark between our lovelies drew me right in.

The push/pull between the pair ramped things right up too!  At times I wanted to slap some sense in to on or the other of them, but I knew that they would - hopefully - finally figure their crap out.

I read this book in one day, as once I got into it, I couldn't stop.  It is not the laugh out loud hilarity that we have come to expect from Ms Sivec, this time it was more.

Can't wait to see what she brings us next.


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Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader's Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she'll do and naps she'll take when she ever gets spare time.