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Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2019
  • 9780999543238 0999543237
  • 268 pages
  • $$14.99
Ebook Details
  • 10/2019
  • B07YK5G3F5
  • 268 pages
  • $3.99
Maida Malby
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Singapore Fling (Carpe Diem Chronicles)
Maida Malby, author
One alluring French-Filipina beauty. One sexy US Air Force officer. One torrid weekend affair. Maddie Duvall should be living it up at her challenging new job in glamorous Singapore. But two months after her wild weekend with Aidan Ryan, she’s still yearning for him. She craves the passion only he can ignite in her. Aidan’s job takes him around the world, yet he can’t get Maddie out of his mind. When he returns to his assignment in Singapore, he seeks her out with a proposition she can’t turn down. Intensely enamored with one another, their relationship takes off. But when Aidan’s mission exposes treachery by someone close to Maddie, lines blur and wires get crossed. Can their growing love survive the intrigue?
Reviews
Passion burns hot on a Singapore vacation in the sizzling second romance of Malby’s Carpe Diem Chronicles (after Boracay Vows). Two months earlier, French-Filipina businesswoman Maddie Duvall enjoyed a steamy encounter with American Lt. Col. Aidan Ryan, air attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, while he was visiting the Philippines. Neither has been able to stop thinking about it since. Now Aidan’s brother is marrying Maddie’s best friend, and their destination wedding in Singapore brings the pair back together. This time, Maddie and Ryan plan to test whether their connection goes beyond physical attraction by moving in together while they hammer out wedding plans. But when Maddie reunites with her father, a crooked French diplomat, Ryan questions her allegiances and Maddie worries about Ryan’s motives for getting close to her in the first place. Malby maintains the sexual tension throughout, punctuating it with high-intensity erotic encounters. The enticing Singapore backdrop and hints of international intrigue add depth to this spicy tale. Romance fans with wanderlust will be especially delighted. (Self-published)
Courtney Reads Romance

5 stars

Having enjoyed book one in the Carpe Diem Chronicles, I made sure I snagged a copy of Singapore Fling recently, when an opportunity presented itself. And once it arrived in the mail, I dove in almost immediately, reveling in all the feels and feeling upset once I reached the final pages and I once again had to say goodbye to this world.

One of Malby’s strengths is, of course, her gift with recreating the atmosphere of the places she sets her books, from the locations to the food. I now am desperate to make a trip to Singapore for the food alone. Word of caution: Do not read on an empty stomach!

And while Maddie and Aidan were introduced in Boracay Vows, I didn’t know what to expect of either of them, except perhaps that Aidan is a bit more arrogant than Blake. But while some characters may call him “Alphahole Aidan,” giving me a bit of pause initially, given the way I attach the term to some more loathsome heroes, I can’t help but feel like the nickname is undeserved. He’s a bit more on the brooding side, but I could truly empathize with his dedication to his work, especially when his relationship with Maddie led to a possible conflict of interest and him having to make a tough choice.

And Maddie is also a wonderful character. I love how her relationships with people are explored, delving into the fact that she didn’t have a conventional family upbringing leading to her valuing the family and friends she does have and keeping them close. It forms a compelling contrast to Aidan’s more conventional family and further informs the conflict between them in a wonderful way.

Once again, Malby delivers a colorful, sumptuous read, and one that leaves me waiting with baited breath for the next. I enthusiastically recommend this to fans of sexy, fun multicultural contemporary romances.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2019
  • 9780999543238 0999543237
  • 268 pages
  • $$14.99
Ebook Details
  • 10/2019
  • B07YK5G3F5
  • 268 pages
  • $3.99

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