Izzy Caliendo is a wild child. Born into a rich family, she uses her status as a pampered princess to avoid work, play the field and live her life the way she wants.
Until Gunner Mann comes along, anyway.
Gunner, hired by Izzy's brother, Marc, to decode their grandfather's secret files, is mysterious, dangerous and doesn't bow down to Izzy's wild ways.
When Marc traps these two in the basement together to finish the files, sparks start to fly. After Izzy finds out about her own file and is confronted with confusion about her past, she turns to Gunner for help. But Gunner is running from his own past and doesn't want to involve anyone-especially a Caliendo woman. He is so close to freedom-how can he turn back now?
The more time he and Izzy spent together, however, makes it harder and harder for either of them to walk away. Will they simply finish the files and go their separate ways or will deceit, lies and secrecy actually bring these two people from opposite worlds together?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Book 4 in The Caliendo Resort Series and this was the book I have been waiting for, Izzy Caliendo and Gunner Mann's story ...... Gunner has been hired by Marc (Izzy's brother) to decode the files that had been hidden away by their deceased father, but as always Izzy is the last to know what's happening within the family and she decides to deal with unexpected visitor Gunner in her own way. Gunner thinks she just a spoilt child looking for some attention and he could be just the man to give her just what she needs..... This book has it all, just when you thing you have got it worked out this author throws another spanner in the works, Izzy will give you some real laugh out loud moments and what's starts off as a one night fling turns into a true romance but will the past allow them to be together, this book will have you guessing right to the very last page. Great addition to a brilliant series
What can I say about Izzy Caliendo? She is the baby of the Caliendo family and hence has been spoiled and protected by the rest of the family all of her life. She likes to party, shop and generally do anything she can to not work - not that she needs to. However, she is hiding from her past and memories that she is not sure are real or imagined. Gunner Mann is also in hiding from his past but has come to the Caliendo Resort with Anton Caliendo, a relative of the family at the request of Marc Caliendo to help decode the secret files of Marc's grandfather and father. When Marc has a meeting and Anton is insistent that a member of the Caliendo family be present at all times while he and Gunner try to decode the files, Marc locks Izzy in the basement with Gunner. Needless to say, sparks fly between the two of them. When Izzy discovers things about her family and then reads her own file, she needs Gunner's help, but will he risk getting involved with a Caliendo woman again, and can two people from very different backgrounds find common ground? I enjoyed the dynamic of these two characters and even though Izzy can be annoying at times, she did grow on me. Shannyn really knows how to bring her characters to life.
Loving this series so much! I’ve been wanting Izzy’s story from the beginning. She’s the wild child who doesn’t even attempt to filter what she says, full of life and fun. But she suffered a traumatic even in her childhood that was dealt with in a most unusual manner. Add that to the fact that her “father” never wanted her and her real father never claimed her and she has a few issues that prevent her from taking a relationship with a man seriously. Gunner has so many secrets and once he helps to interpret Robert Caliendo’s files he will be free from the target on his back. The last thing he wants is a snobby society woman who is the very image of everything he despises. But once he starts to really get to know Izzy he realizes there is so much more to her than what is on the surface. I really loved this couple. They worked together to open themselves up and when things turned bad, it didn’t take long for one or both of them to take action to correct the situation. Izzy was cute and quirky and totally outspoken but when she shared her fears and insecurities she totally stole my heart. Gunner was the perfect match for her once he move past is initial impression. All he wanted was to protect her even at the cost of his own life. This is a fast paced read with the perfect amount of humor, fade to black sex, and a cast of characters that help to build this story up. The ending felt a tad rushed but mostly because, like the previous books in this series, it does not have an epilogue. I’m really holding out for a doozy of an epilogue when this series ends! I need it!! In the meantime, there is more to the series and I am curious to see what’s going to happen next. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Sunset Flare by Shannyn Leah is a solid five star read. Ms Leah has delivered an awesome story that is well-written and loaded with phenomenal characters. Izzy and Gunner's story has lots of twists and turns, it's a reading maze, you don't know where you'll end up. There's plenty of sass, humor, suspense, action and sizzle to keep readers glued to their ereaders. I've followed Izzy through the previous books in this series and I'm glad she finally got her own tale. I totally loved this book and look forward to reading more from Shannyn Leah in the future. Sunset Flare is book 4 of the Caliendo Resort Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.