Title: Dragonfly Kisses
Dylan Deveney has no interest in a wild fling. He simply wants a quiet place where he can try to forget a painful past and, barring that, drink himself to death. But when he catches a glimpse of his exquisite neighbor—in the buff—his passion for life reignites.
Cassie French can’t resist Dylan’s allure. From his scruffy beard to his earring to his intriguing dragonfly tattoo, she’s crazy about him. And sex between them is scorching. Everything seems perfect…until a tragedy from Dylan’s past threatens to ruin everything.
Author: Sabrina York
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Training Tess, Rising Green, Adam's Obsession, Trickery
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: 29 June, 2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
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This is the second in the Tryst Island series by Sabrina York, and my favorite so far of the two. Dylan has retreated to his house on Tryst to heal, or retreat, from the loss of his daughter. Drinking too much, retreating from family and friends, the only thing that brings him out of the funk is the cello music he hears one weekend coming from the house next door.
The first meeting between Cassie and Dylan puts them both at a disadvantage. While Dylan is tongue tied, Cassie is torn between attraction and her loyalty to her overbearing friends and “the code”. Of course, the attraction is too much to deny – and this sets the first of a few incredibly steamy and sexy encounters.
While the sex is amazing, what stands out is the characters and their stories, and mixed with clever dialogue, some bacon-laced bribery and an emotional fragility and rawness that demands tears. Cassie has always been focused on pleasing: parents, conductors, tour promoters, and her audience. Her sense of obligation to those who ‘rely’ on her is miles wide and somewhere in that she has brief moments to indulge her own desires. Dylan is mired in the guilt and anger over his daughter’s death, unable to move forward and afraid to live. Certain that he is damaged beyond all repair: he finds healing and hope in Cassie and her music.
While it is not required that you know the pieces of music cited, nor even be a fan of classical music, the use of cello and the classics cited are beautiful works that respond particularly well to the haunting and emotive sound of a cello. It is well worth your time to find and listen to them, as they will enhance the emotional impact of the story, and be prepared for tears. This story is full of emotional punch, positive and negative, and we are simply along for the ride as York weaves the story. If you want to find a story that gives you a reason to rejoice in their ending and feel that it was truly hard won – this is the book.
I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.