Thursday, June 4, 2015

Toy Boy by Lily Harlem

Title: Toy Boy
Author: Lily Harlem
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: M/F, Contemporary
Word Count: 36429
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
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. 

 Truly romantic with a touch of 20th century in it is how I would describe Toy Boy by author Lily Harlem.  I loved the idea that you can meet someone on the internet, have conversations with them, and fall in love.  But are you still in love once you meet. After all is everyone who they seem on the internet. Well Kay is a 42 year old widow. She lost her husband in a car crash five years ago. He was everything to her. She never expects to have that kind of love ever again. Then she gets talking online and meets a man who she cannot stop thinking about. Sullivan turns out to be young and sexy. Kay thinks that this is not for her. After all she is a mature woman. I love how Sullivan uses his charm to make her see he knows what he wants and age is just a number.  These two made me smile.  Sullivan might be 28 in years but he is far older in maturity. I think he is perfect for Kay.  I really enjoyed reading a story that is pure love.  I kept re reading this one because it makes me smile.  I highly recommend this one to any real romantic. I think you will love Kay and Sullivan’s story as much as I do. 

                                     Five Shooting Stars

1 comment:

Lily Harlem said...

Thank you for reviewing Toy Boy. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Sullivan and Kay's story.