PDF Sunbaked Sunbaked was a fun read It was a lot more than I bargained for in a good way The mystery was easy to guess and no
PDF Sunbaked Sunbaked was a fun read! It was a lot more than I bargained for (in a good way)! The mystery was easy to guess and not a big shocker, but that wasn't the point. The characters are what makes this story so enjoyable. Nina, who is soon to be divorced from her cheating husband, is easy to relate to and likable. She's also a bit daring and adventurous. Danish, the entertaining, colorful yoga-instructor-slash-mail-carrier-slash-bar-tender is a handful, but a laugh-out-loud entertaining handful. Pansy, the happily-married mother of small children, who is not afraid to take on the local development tycoon or possible kidnappers, won a soft-spot in my heart. Ted, the quiet, polite, handsome, and a bit mysterious fishing lodge owner is easy to fall for. Then there's the whole slew of eclectic, diverse and colorful townies and vacationers, who spice up and liven up the atmosphere in this very descriptive story. The retired rock star with his British accent and his grounded, hospitable wife; the friendly, athletic bar owner, Veronica, who was born on a boat; the gorgeous, polite, and professional chief of police, Blue; the annoyed French inn owner, Michel; the rich development tycoon, Barry, and his spoiled, always bored trophy wife, Tiffany; the tennis pro, Lance, and his "beer commercial" friends; the museum curator, Alice, and even Alice's Aunt Agatha, who doesn't utter a word, all throw spices into the mix that each add its complimentary (or contrasting!) flavor. The writing is so detail-oriented that we even learn what clothes, shoes, and accessories Nina is wearing at any given time ;). While I personally don't really need to know what Nina or anyone else is wearing, the descriptions make the characters, buildings, and even vehicles more vivid as they come alive on the page. Even more impressive is the landscape -- the ocean, beach, and brush scenes -- for which we get a description of colors, sights, sounds, and smells -- I felt like I was in the Caribbean. Ahhh. I've been to the Bahamas several times and I could just sit back and feel the mood.While the explosive ending seemed a bit forced, (view spoiler)[(Seriously, going back to get fireworks? If the fireworks had been in the boat, then maybe. But the risk was too great to play that little fireworks game. Nina, who doesn't know the waters and doesn't have a GPS, could have gotten lost, or run aground as it got dark. The necklace could have also gone lost or gotten hidden during the unnecessary fireworks display). (hide spoiler)], this character-driven story was one fun ride!I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.. Sunbaked are Kindle Welcome to Pineapple Cay Nina Spark bought a house off the internet On a sunny Caribbean island she d never heard of before Things seemed to get off to a good start Nina s new hometown is the charming village of Coconut Cove, with its narrow lanes lined with candy coloured houses and gardens overflowing with tropical flowers Her back yard is a white sand beach and theWelcome to Pineapple Cay Nina Spark bought a house off the internet On a sunny Caribbean island she d never heard of before Things seemed to get off to a good start Nina s new hometown is the charming village of Coconut Cove, with its narrow lanes lined with candy coloured houses and gardens overflowing with tropical flowers Her back yard is a white sand beach and the mesmerizing turquoise sea Her next door neighbour is the handsome Ted Matthews, owner of a fishing lodge But local big shot Barry Bassett has his eye on Nina s cozy little beach cottage with the aim of tearing it down to build condos Then Barry s obnoxious wife Tiffany goes missing, and Nina finds herself sitting across a desk from the very serious chief of police, Blue Roker, wondering how her day dream of easy living in the islands got so far off track so quickly Join Nina and her new best friends the philosophizing mailman Danish Jensen and the ever cheerful Pansy Gallagher, as they careen around Pineapple Cay at the maximum speed of fifteen miles an hour in a golf cart, trying to figure out what on Earth is going on This is a story Jimmy Buffett and Agatha Christie might have come up with if they d been holed up together for a weekend at some slightly faded beachfront hotel with a pitcher of pina coladas and a box of fireworks A Caribbean beach holiday in book form and an action packed comical caper.. Junie Coffey lives with Fisherman Fred and Hurricane Annie in a little town north of 45 degrees latitude which got two hundred inches of snow last winter She has lived, worked and travelled throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, and spends time in the islands every chance she gets.Write to Junie at junieffey gmailor visitpineapplecay. Good Book Sunbaked A few months after separating from her cheating husband, Nina Sparks decides to buy a cottage on a small island while drunk. The next day though the decision still feels right so Nina takes a leave of absence from her teaching position and picks up and moves to Pineapple Cay. She arrives to find her realtor and soon to be fast friend Pansy arguing with Barry Bassett the local property mogul who had been trying to buy the land that now belongs to Nina. Barry eventually starts to accost Nina to sell to him, and when she refuses he and his wife, Tiffany, proceeds to be hostile and harass her. Meanwhile she befriends the local mailman slash bartender slash yoga instructor Danish who begs her to take him with her to a dinner she's invited to so that he can woo the love of his life Alice who will also be there. The dinner is for the Pineapple Cay Museum which has recently acquired the remains of a famous historical shipwreck including a large emerald thanks of course to Barry Bassett's donation. While at the dinner Tiffany while wearing the emerald disappears and an investigation is opened to find her. Nina, Danish, and Pansy can't help but get involved in looking for Tiffany as well especially after Barry seems nonplussed about his wife's disappearance. Meanwhile Nina gets to know her neighbor Ted pretty wells and sparks begin to fly, pun totally intended. This is a really good beach read, totally silly and light and fun. Some of it is a little ridiculous like Danish as a whole and everything that happens with Tiffany and Lance but it works well. The writing was good and the book was really amusing. I didn't care as much about the whole Ted part of the story because who cares about romance when you can watch Nina, Pansy, and Danish sleuth around using things like a bra as clues? A good book to pick up when you just want to read something that's going to keep you entertained and kill some time.