Title: Arriba Aruba!
Author: Jonathan Treadway
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 128 pages
Blurb: Jilted at the altar when his best man ran off with his fiancée, Craydon “Cray” Wright trades in his Mexico honeymoon for a vacation in Aruba. When godlike Stone Ferris walks onto the plane, sits next to Cray, and makes his interest known, Cray decides to act on desires he’s felt since high school but ignored.
He agrees to let Stone show him the island, but what starts as fun-filled and casual turns earth-shattering for Cray. When his time in Aruba ends, Cray realizes his feelings for Stone have grown beyond fun, but he worries that it might not translate to real life in LA. Can he convince himself and Stone their love can be paradise at home?
Review: A fun novella full of humor, sweetness and sarcasm. These guys are adorable. I quickly found myself rooting for them to get together.
Poor, confused Cray. I think that in many ways he was a guy that had allowed others to dictate his life for so long that he had lost his ability to express what he wanted, even to himself. Watching him find his happiness and move through his reservations and fear to claim the life he was meant to lead was great.
Stone was one very sexy incentive to being true to yourself. He was a genuinely nice guy who’s smart, funny, generous and has the patience of a saint.
I enjoyed the time I spent with these men as they explored Aruba and each other. I think they will find the way to making their vacation fling into something that can last a lifetime. I know I’m hoping they do.
Reviewed By Nina
Posted on December 6, 2013, in Nina and tagged Aruba, B List, Betrayal, Choices, Coming Out, Contemporary, Curiousity, Desire, Escape, Falling Hard, Family, Finding Yourself, First Times, Freedom, Fun, Game Changers, Holiday Fling, Jilted Fiance, Left at the Altar, Los Angeles, Love, Making a New Life, Making It Work, Nina, Paradise, romance, Sarcasm, Snarky, Vacation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.