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Exotic Setting Lends Flavor
September 19, 2013
Review--SINGAPORE FLING, by Alexia Adams
Lalita Evans, Director of Asian Operations for her father's world-wide company, is shocked to discover Jeremy Lakewood back in her life. Five years ago, they shared a hot, passionate one-night-stand, which she has never forgotten. Jeremy has just been named Director of Marketing for the firm, and as such, will be accompanying her back to her home office in Singapore, which they'll use as a base of operations for a tour of the Asian offices.
The flames still burn hot, but Lalita damps them down because she feels she can't begin to think about her future until she's discovered her past. She suspects she might be an adoptee, and wants to know where her roots lie. Jeremy's kindness and understanding as she embarks on this search enhance her desire with the warmth of friendship and trust, which fuse into love. The flames still burn hot within Jeremy, too, but Lalita's father has warned him off any seduction of Lalita. With a dysfunctional group of siblings and his widowed mother relying on him financially, he really can't risk his well-paying job by disobeying the boss, but the sultry, Asian nights make saying "no" difficult, if not impossible for this pair of would-be-again lovers.
Ms. Adams has created an interesting cast of diverse characters involved in convoluted situations, and set much of it in exotic locales, which she describes with fine intensity. She skillfully gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into the international business world and how that can impinge on personal relationships. Unfortunately, poor grammatical choices prevent my offering the higher rating SINGAPORE FLING would have earned had Ms. Adams's editors been more vigilant.
Judy Griffith Gill