To escape local gossip, jilted bride Michelle Bradford embarks on her honeymoon cruise alone. Coaxed by a thrill seeking hunk she never expects to see again, she slowly sheds her good girl persona to have some well deserved fun. But unlike Vegas, what happens on the high seas doesn’t always stay there. Her boring sensible reality is turned upside down when the expert hired to downsize her company walks in the door ?Mr. Cruiseship Fling.
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 27, 2013)
About the Author
A native New Yorker, Chris Keniston was on her way to Australia when she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy degree October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August! Twenty years later, she started scribbling short stories about her favorite TV shows, giving them lives more to her liking – and the elusive happy ending. Not long after, a dear friend dragged her to a local writer’s meeting. After winning multiple writing contests and finaling in the prestigious Golden Heart Contest, Chris has penned five contemporary novels and now spends her days, and nights, writing contemporary romantic fiction with lots of emotion and plenty of surprises – and of course – the happily ever after. Chris lives in suburban Dallas with her husband, two human children, and two canine children. Though she loves her puppies equally, she admits being especially attached to her German Shepherd rescue named Gunny. After all, even dogs deserve a happily ever after.
Michelle’s fiance jilts her three days before their wedding so he can marry her best friend. Michelle cancels all the wedding plans but decides to go on the honeymoon cruise alone and free her inhibitions. Kirk sees women as great company but marriage as a trap to be avoided. When his best friend backs out on the cruise they were to go on he decides to go solo. On the cruise, Michelle and Kirk quickly meet and enjoy a vacation fling. They share nothing of their pasts or how to contact each other after the cruise but fate isn’t done with them. The story has very likeable characters with great interactions. Made me smile many times. I look forward to reading it again in the future and will be looking for more stories written by Chris Keniston.