Island Escape

Island Escape

by Viv Daniels
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Island Escape by Viv Daniels

     Luxury yacht, tropical seas, babes in bikinis…dream job, right? Wrong. The passengers are rich jerks who treat the crew like garbage, when they aren’t pretending we’re their whores. The best day was when that cokehead heiress Kalina tried to fire me just for doing my job. I swore I’d never go back home to my parents and their crazy fundamentalist ranch in the desert, but nothing could be worse than this.
     And then the pirates attack.

     Luxury yacht, tropical seas, billionaire boyfriend…dream trip, right? Wrong. After catching my man getting “extra services” from the maid, I know I’m the laughingstock of passengers and crew. Every time I lay eyes on that quiet, handsome deckhand Adam, I can feel him judging me. I want to die, and when the pirates show up, I think I’m going to. 
     But Adam… he saves me. Now we’re alone together on a lifeboat in the open ocean. Adam thinks we don’t have a chance, but thanks to him, we’ve made it this far.
     And then, in the distance, I spot an island…

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151697002
Publisher: Word for Word
Publication date: 01/16/2015
Series: Island
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 543,671
File size: 790 KB

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Island Escape 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LizJosette More than 1 year ago
Escape To An Island Destination Kalina is, in short, a spoiled child. Well, spoiled is saying it nicely. She's rich, drug addicted and a drunk. She's on a vacation with her, not so great, boyfriend and friends. Friends, well that's not exactly what these people are. They really aren't nice to each other, let alone to Kalina. Her boyfriend, Bran, is used to getting his way and doesn't think twice on cheating on her. And the blow to end everything, he hits her. But even with all of this, Kalina knows that there is more to life, more to her, more to everything. Adam is a struggling student. Working on this boat isn't his cup of tea, but the payout will help him with his schooling and maybe help his siblings. He's come a long way from his upbringing but sometimes it doesn't feel that way. The "ladies" are always coming onto him, but he's not biting. There is one that had caught his eye, but he won't do anything about it. One night, while cleaning up after another "party", he doesn't notice that the yacht is being taken over by pirates. Not the fun and lovable kind a la Pirates of the Caribbean. They've killed most of the crew and gathered up all the guest. Adam must decide, stay and fight which could possible mean his life or run and hide and live to fight another day. He chooses to run and get away via a lifeboat. Once away, he assess the situation but he hears something. He's not alone in the lifeboat after all, it's Kalina. And she's hung over, not just from drinking either. Now they're stuck together until someone finds them, but luckily, there is land ahead. I liked the book even though it has a slow start. Knowing all the ins and out of Kalina life and some of Adam was a bit overdone. Once on the island, their relationship stalls even though they both want each other. They fight against it like crazy, but when they finally get together it seems a bit rushed. And once they seem to get things going, they are saved. The final chapters seemed a bit rushed, their save, they way they are torn apart and finally the HEA. I did enjoy the several mentions of Kalina's favorite movie, The Princess Bride, since I love that movie as well. I did enjoy Kalina's reboot of herself through their ordeal. Adam also changed a bit, who he was is who he still is, just not always waiting for the next show to fall. Taking chances doesn't have to be the end of the world. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Overall, I enjoyed Viv's writing and this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought out book did not like drug use end well
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
Kalina is on a yacht vacation with her boyfriend and their friends. She and all her friends aboard the yacht and rich and young. They should be happy, but they aren’t. They use drugs and are only really happy when they are making someone else unhappy. Kalina’s parents died when she was young and then she was raised by her grandfather until he fell ill. After that there wasn’t anyone to really care what she did. Adam is a deck hand who lived a sheltered life on a farm in Arizona. When he turned 18 he went to college much to the disappointment of his family. He took this job to see more of the world and help pay for his next year of college. He never expected for his father’s lessons on how to survive the end of the world to come in handy on the boat. After getting into an argument with her boyfriend Kalina got a bottle of alcohol and climbed into one of the life boats. Adam was cleaning up a mess and noticed some doors open when he was putting things away. After some looking around he found the pirates had boarded the yacht and were holding all passengers hostages and had killed all the crew except for him. He got his go bag and then headed for the life boats. He got in the same life boat and Kalina and took off. Now they are stranded at sea. They are at sea for a while and then they find an island. At least now they have may have clean water and some food. How long will they last? Will they ever be found? I liked this book. Kalina realized very quickly that the things she thought she was best at didn’t really matter in the real world. So what if she could party for days, and walk perfectly in 6 inch heels. Adam was taught to kill and skin an animal, how to live off the land, some medical care, how to build shelters. Those things were what was really important in their situation. Kalina realized how much better he was than the boys she normally fell for. She found herself falling for Adam. Adam found Kalina attractive but he held himself back from doing anything with her. There was nothing special about him after all, what could she possibly see in him. I couldn’t imagine being stranded at sea and then on a deserted island. I probably would die relatively fast compared. Being stranded at sea and then on the island was probably the best thing that could have happened to Kalina. It taught her what was important in life and how to survive. She really grew and matured on the island. I am excited to read the next book in this series. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
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snaggelpuss71 More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing tale of survival, and romance. This is so well written. The writter has a wonderful way of bringing life to the book, so much so you can praticaly see the beautiful island. I love the descriptions of it and how Kalina grows and becomes a better peron. oh and Adam h was an amaing young man even with what his home life was like he thinks of nothing more than protecting Kalin. I can think of a few people who should be marooned on that Island.I am so read to read the next book wich by the way there is a sipit of the next book in the end of this one. I so do hope you Love this book as much as I did. I know how much the writers of books love to hear what we think of the stories they write so if you pick this book up consider leaving a Review as well.