PURSUIT TO PARADISE
Contemporary Romance, IR, Comedy
Rating: 3 Cups
The best time of Ben Lofthouse’s life was the time he spent in Thailand, despite the fact that he spent it with his ex-girlfriend, Gail. He finds it the perfect antidote to all of the troubles going on back home in England, but he is about to learn just how far those troubles are willing to go to catch up with him.
Learning fluent English has opened many doors for Nataya, and none better than making movies. She and her best friend, Kanita, spend time together as best they can when she is not filming, but she never wants to give up the freedom or the perks of her job for anyone.
Knowing he has an ace in the hole, Ben is relatively unconcerned with Gail and her petty grievances, but sometimes complacency can come back to bite you. Thailand’s beautiful landscape is only surpassed by its gorgeous women, and it does not take Ben long to lose his heart. Nataya enjoys Ben’s company, but knows deep down that her friend Kanita is much more his speed. Ben wants nothing more than to forget the problems back home and find solace in the arms of his sweet young Thai lady, but Gail’s machinations may very well crush any chance he has of finally finding happiness.
It is not often you get a bird’s eye view of life in a country as ancient and beautiful as Thailand. You can almost feel the heat and humidity against your skin as you follow Ben and his friends as they chase the local nightlife. Adult film making and go-go bars are a seedier side of Thailand that gets thoroughly embraced by the characters of this story and at times feels a little too glorified. But all in all this story is a fun read with a bit of danger and sensuality to keep it exciting.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More