Review: Toy Boy by Lily Harlem

September 30, 2015 Review 0

Review: Toy Boy by Lily Harlem

Getting something unexpected can be a shock, but it can also be a wonderful treat, if you allow yourself to indulge, that is.

Kay is bubbling with excitement. She’s booked a sailing holiday of a lifetime in Greece with a man she’s fallen for hook, line and sinker. They met on the Internet. She’s from Oxford, he’s from Washington State. She’s a business lecturer, he runs his own successful business.

They’re perfect for each other, and she can’t wait to meet him and spend time in and out of his bed, allowing him to seduce her for real and not just with softly spoken words over the telephone.

But when she arrives in the idyllic port of Fiscardo, she’s in for a shock. There’s a reason Sullivan’s photographs were grainy, and it’s not because he’s sporting a potbelly or balding as she’d suspected. It’s because he’s over a decade younger than her and could rival any Greek god in the looks department. What’s more, his sex appeal and lust for her is off the scale.

Should Kay take what she can with her ‘toy boy’ and have some fun in the sun or hop on the first plane back to England? It’s a tricky decision for a woman who believed she couldn’t be surprised by life anymore.

Title: Toy Boy
Author: Lily Harlem
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: High-Sticked, Grand Slam, Berets and Bras, Christmas Crackers: Candy Canes and Coal Dust
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: June 2nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 134 pages
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Kay is a successful business management professor at Oxford. Forty-two and widowed, she takes to the internet to meet people. She meets Sullivan, also successful owning a IT company in Washington State. After literally thousands of hours talking by phone and email, they decide to take it to the next level by meeting in person for a sailing vacation in Greece.

Exhausted from her flight, but excited to meet Sullivan, Kay makes her way to the marina. She’s not exactly sure what he looks like as she only has a grainy photo of Sullivan and he was dressed in ski gear. She hopes he’s everything she thinks he is. She sent an accurate picture of herself, but she’s nervous he may not like her in person. What if he’s disappointed? What if she’s made their connection all up in her head? Once finding Sullivan, he’s gorgeous and sexy-but only twenty-eight years old!! Kay is devastated! She feels she’s been lied to and decides she needs to leave now! But her phone has no internet and the travel bureaus are closed for the day. With it being a busy holiday, she has no choice but to stay on the boat with Sullivan-who is heartbroken at Kay’s reaction. He didn’t think their age gap was an issue. He needs to think, and think quick before she leaves him. He gives Kay the stateroom and he retires to the deck. She’s very upset but hopes things will be clearer in the morning. Once awake, she finds they are no longer in the marina but out at sea! Good heavens! He’s kidnapped her into taking their Greek vacation!

I loved this book! I had a bit of uneasiness about what Sullivan’s game was, but he was truthful from the start. He genuinely didn’t take age into consideration. Kay is everything he’s ever wanted and can’t believe age is such a deterrent for her. He sets out to remind her what they have had is real and that they are soul mates. Kay is smart and I can totally understand where she is coming from. Sullivan thinks they will be happy together, but Kay is guarded. Society is more accepting of relationships where the male is older than the other way around. She doesn’t like the Cougar stamp and she is struggling. Quickly she realizes that Sullivan IS the man she fell for and age be damned, she’s going to see how this goes. I am really glad that she did! Sullivan takes the opportunity Kay gives him to show her he is worthy of her respect and love. And with the Greek isles as a backdrop, Kay didn’t stand a chance!

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