"Amusing Caribbean romp"
With December icing over the city, Jackie Barnett looks
forward to two weeks in the West Indies' St. Sebastian
Island with her boyfriend. That changes when he leaves her
a voice message that he does not want to go with her or
ever see her again because he cannot abide by her constant
routine of drawing and following lists with no spontaneity
at all. Jackie drowns her sorrow in a half-gallon of ice
cream though she did have vacation insurance.
At work her boss Walt informs Jackie of the coincidence
that Farley Phelps of the Phelps Foundation for New
Directions in Medicine will be at the same resort that
Jackie was going to stay. Walt insists she go because they
need a grant. Reluctantly Jackie goes to St. Sebastian
only to find her long time nemesis Reade Hunter trying to
get the same grant. As they compete for the Phelps
Foundation money, Jackie and Reade fall in love. However,
she is a stick in the mud while he is a daring adventurer
making a relationship between these opposites impossible.
Lisa Hendrix provides fans of contemporary romances with an
amusing Caribbean romp once the reader accepts the initial
coincidence of the Fair Winds Resort. The story line never
takes itself seriously as Jackie, who doesn't do spiders
and snakes, struggles with love and competition. Reade is
a heroic figure willing to slay spiders for his beloved.
Anyone needing an escape even from this relatively warm
winter will want to try RUNAWAY BAY because the humor never
stops until the final relationship is resolved.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 23, 2002