Relapse In Paradise

Relapse In Paradise

by Roxanne Smith

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She likes Hawaii, but she just might love Boston…
Still stinging from her recent divorce, Emily Buzzly heads to majestic Hawaii to soothe her wounds. But once she arrives on Oahu, Emily discovers that a man she assumes is a beach bum is in fact her personal tour guide, hired by her sister. With his long hair and tattoos, Boston Rondibett is everything Emily detests—despite his sun-kissed surfer body. And with her straight-laced, executive persona, Emily is everything Boston rebels against. But both have a lot to learn about making snap judgments…
As it turns out, Boston’s real job, the one he truly cares about, is running his soup kitchen and homeless shelter. Embarrassed by her assumptions, rather than lazy beach days, Emily soon finds herself feeding the hungry, and even involved in the search for an AWOL soldier. And to Boston’s surprise, she’s loving every minute of it—and he’s loving seeing her loosen her chignon and be the admirable, beautiful woman she is. As each works through the challenges of the past, these two very different people just might find their hearts are on the very same page…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616506919
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Series: The Long Shot Romance , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 527,011
File size: 382 KB

About the Author

A Florida native, Roxanne Smith has called everywhere from Houston to Cheyenne home. Currently residing in Asheville, NC, she’s an avid reader of every genre, a cat lover, pit bull advocate, and semi-geek. She loves video games, Doctor Who, and her dashing husband. Her two kids are the light of her life and provide ample material for her writing. Visit her website at, find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter at

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Relapse In Paradise 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A really fun read! There's sarcasm and sass, there's loyalty and friendship, and along the way, there's a romance in the making! Emily Buzzly is recently divorced, and her has sent her on a trip to Honolulu to lick her wounds. Once she arrives, she's shocked to be met by what appears to be a beach bum, who says he's her tour guide for the duration! Boston is a transplant to the island, and works as a tour guide just to earn enough money to keep his soup kitchen running to feed the hungry on the island. He left the real world years ago and found his calling on Oahu. As he shows Emily around the island, they learn about each others lives and they set out to solve a mystery and help a friend. Amidst all the crazy chaos, they are really enjoying each other's company. Can there be a future for this guy who loves to act like a bum and this corporate lady? ** Received free in exchange for an honest review **
gaele More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this story, the second in the series but working perfectly well without having read the first book, Roxanne Smith manages to bring together two very disparate characters who find a balance in their relationship that was missing before. Emily is taking some time to heal after her divorce, not quite a ‘get her groove back’ moment, but taking the time to readjust and be nice to herself. A bit of a driven go-getter, Emily is the sort of person who instantly catalogues people depending on their appearance, work and perceived ambitions. When she first meets Boston, he fits perfectly into her less-than desirable beach bum category, not someone she would have normally spent time with, but her sister has hired him on to show her the island. Boston is really only concerned with his soup kitchen and homeless shelter. Any aggravation he has to endure to get some ready cash for showing the spoilt and uptight Emily around the island is worth the aggravation as it will bring in more for his clients. He’s not impressed by the prim and proper Emily, and is truly furious when all she seems to see is a beach bum. When things take a twist, and Emily finds herself completely out of her element: this beach bum with the tan and tattoos actually shows her his passion: caring for those who need a hand up. When she starts to be infected with Boston’s enthusiasm and heart, she begins to see that not everything in life can be (or should be) instantly categorized by how it looks. These two balance each other nicely, although I have to say that Emily’s change of heart and growth was far larger than Boston’s. With growth and a lovely slow-growing regard as the characters shed their protective shells to reveal their hearts, this is a wonderful story that will leave you smiling. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this one! The combination of a unique storyline and very complex characters made this one great read. The author slowly peeled away the layers of the characters showing us that there is far more to people than the facade they present to others. While Boston and Emily seem like the most unlikely of pairs, they may just be what the other needs to bring balance to their lives. While this is the second in a series, I haven't read the first (but I definitely will be), I didn't have any problem reading this one. Can't wait to see what other intriguing stories this author has for us. I highly recommend this one.