Published: 2016, Kindle Amazon
Synopsis by Goodreads:
Jessica Erickson’s never been one to run from her problems, but she has no choice this time. The only way to escape her cheating, mentally abusive ex-husband is to flee her beloved second home in Russia for the dusty, hot Cairo desert. It’s the absolute last place in the world she would actually want to go, but the only option available to her. Unfortunately, the sand isn’t the camouflage she hoped it was and her stalker ex is still able to track her down. Egypt isn’t as terrible as she had initially believed though. She lucks upon a chance meeting with Conner Locke, who’s as hot as the Sahara and determined to show her the beauty in what she finds ugly. Not just in Cairo, but in herself. As a therapist, she knows that rebound relationships never last, but she can’t stop from tumbling head over heels for him. But Conner’s own demons might shred their new happiness before either one of them get the chance to believe it’s truly real.
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This is second book in the series of Omega Mu Alpha Brothers. I have read the first one and really enjoyed it, thus starting this one was a wonder will I like it the same and how the story will be handled. Well, you can see my star rating…
This book is about an expat arriving in Cairo and setting to work in embassy as a therapist. She is freshly divorce and not sure will she like Egypt as she does not like sand and heat so much! She already knows she is missing her last home in Russia and although it was more as necessity to move away from there than her choice, she has no option given as to find new friends and live on her own. This story touches topics such as mental health, broken loves, self-esteem, emotional and physical abuse, strengths, fear, falling in love and finding new friendships. Of course romance starts when one of the Omega Mu Alpha Brothers steps in and swirls the story in sudden decisions, wealthy – non-materialistic troubles, jumps and enjoying ” the moment’s” aka falling for someone.
There is drama, high peak climaxes in the plot, there’s quick solution at the end.
My rating is two-starred mostly because I found the book a little bit unrealistic, I could clearly see how the plot focused only between two main characters – Jess and Conner. I felt there were more chances to indulge in the side – embassy characters, Conner’s brother, Jessica’s family, as well, the potential of the story was not fully discovered. I found Jess character a little bit annoying, perhaps with self-esteem issues she at times I could not understand her at all.
Maybe it is just me – perhaps, you think this was a great read, perhaps you really enjoyed Jess and Conner’s story, cos there are very many great reviews! 🙂
I don’t like the cover, could not associate with the characters and seems very theatrical.