Author: Joey Jameson
Publisher: NineStar Press
Length: 161 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Suspense/Thriller
At a Glance: Sunburnt is an absolute, mind-boggling page turner!!
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Lenox Winter is the son of rock royalty. Although born into the London elite, his laid-back style and relaxed vibe has always made him feel better suited for something or somewhere outside of the legacy his parents have built. Some place where the sun shines all year long and the people move to a different beat. Ibiza.
Far away from the busy streets and dreary skies of London rests the white isle. Home to hedonism, immaculate sandy beaches, and utter tranquility. While holidaying on the island with a group of his best friends, and desperate to leave behind the stresses of London as well as the harmful memories of his ex, he meets Lyric; a man who epitomises the bohemian vibe of his beloved Ibiza.
As romance quickly blossoms between the two, Lenox begins to feel that he may have finally found someone special to help him escape the suffocating clutches of his life in the UK. But when things take a drastic turn, both begin to realise that there are two sides to every person and that some things are better kept hidden.
Sunburnt is a story of romance, intrigue, and deep twisted secrets that takes the idea of a holiday romance to catastrophic new heights.
Review: Lenox Winter is a young man who has a pretty good life. His father was a famous rock star from the 70s and 80s, and his mother was the road manager, and came from a wealthy family. Lenox’s upbringing taught him to be self-sufficient, so he didn’t rely much on the family fortune. He’s doing well as a senior at the University of the Arts in West London, and in his final semester of his Honors BA in Photography. He also DJs at a strip club, and his close friends work at the club too. They’re all ready for a vacation, and what better place for that than Ibiza? Lenox has vacationed on the island since he was a child, and it was a place he was taught to respect. It’s where he began to feel safe to be himself, and where he’s now hoping to put the break up with his abusive ex-boyfriend behind him. And, maybe meet someone. He just hopes he doesn’t make the same mistake again.
Lyric Reed lives on Ibiza. He’s laid back, has a golden tan, long blond dreadlocks, and fits in perfectly with the island climate. He inherited properties after the tragic accident that took the lives of his parents and identical twin brother, Cedar, but even though they were twins, they were unalike. Cedar was jealous of Lyric. He’d always tried to protect Lyric, and felt no one was good enough for his brother. Lyric has such an easy going way about him, but he still carries the pain, guilt and trauma of the accident.
When Lenox first lays eyes on Lyric, he can’t stop thinking about him. As fate would have it, they meet again, and eventually start a wonderful romance. But was this the perfect romance that Lenox was looking for?
Sunburnt is a first time read for me from Joey Jameson, and he had me fooled several times with this eerie and dark psychological storyline. This is very well written, and I found the use of ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ at the beginning of each chapter pertinent to the intriguing plot. Jameson really keeps the focus on Lenox, but then things start to twist, and Lyric becomes the focus. I was caught up in their relationship, hoping it would work out for them, but then situations would arise and make me suspicious. Lenox’s and Lyric’s life stories were solid, and the secondary characters were a plus throughout the novel. A couple of times I was so sure I knew how this story was going to end, but it was a total shocker for me.
Sunburnt is an absolute, mind-boggling page turner!!
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