Lawyer Donovan McNair makes a last minute
decision to utilize the cruise tickets he purchased with his
now ex-girlfriend. Not very successful at relationships,
Donovan misses someone being with him but he doesnít really
miss his ex-girlfriend. He plans to spend the cruise relaxing
and getting some much needed down time.
Artist Sam Jamison is so glad he used the
cruise ticket his friend and wannabe lover, Tim, gave him.
Not sure if he wants to be in a relationship with Tim, Sam
figures heíll have a relaxing vacation and will make personal
decisions later. Watching people on the ship, Samís eyes take
in a beautiful man. Handsome, golden and extremely virile
looking, Sam knows instinctively that the man is not for
someone like him. He canít help but wish differently.
Each man enjoys the cruise until the
unthinkable happens and they find themselves alone on a
deserted island with no one to depend on but themselves and
each other. Their desire for each other seems real, but is it
only because they have no one else? What happens when they are
Island of Temptation was
the first homoerotic love story I have ever read by Claire
Thompson and it pretty much knocked my socks off. Donovan and
Sam each had their own ghosts, but salvation was found when
they decided to rely upon each other. Their actions and moods
were typical male and their loving and desires were blazing.
The only thing hotter than their passion was the island sand
under their feet.
Poignant and very steamy, I read
Island of Temptation in one sitting and it is now
happily ensconced on my keeper shelf. I think Claire Thompson
has a winner and I really enjoyed reading a different genre