Date of publication: May 1st, 2019
How far are you willing to push a fantasy?
I thought all Johnny and I needed was a holiday. A vacation to help us find what I felt was missing in our marriage. Stumbling upon an amazing Thai beach, I knew I was in a place that would change me forever.
Golden sand and endless turquoise water. Coconut palms swaying in the breeze. The perfect place for us to relax and act carefree.
Amongst a sea of bronzed bodies, we created a game. Something exciting. Something more than our ordinary life. But I wasn’t clear on the rules before diving in.
As we continued to explore, we invited an illusion into our lives. I should have known better. I should have known that some fantasies are best left to the imagination.
About the Lost and Love Series
What do you love about wanderlust?
Stella Knights takes you to real places with real characters you will both love and hate. Book One takes you through the alluring destination of Thailand where Savannah explores more than just beaches and temples.
At some point in every love story, one must choose if what they have is enough. You will laugh and cry as you follow Savannah’s adventure as she confronts the reality of love and discovers the answer to her question of what will make her happy
“You see, I fell asleep and forgot I left the…”Lost and Love: Thailand by Stella Knight
I wasn’t too sure if I was going to like Lost and Love: Thailand when I read the blurb. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read a book about couples exploring their fantasies. But, I decided to give this book a chance. I am glad I did because it ended up being a freaking great read!!
Savannah and Johnny’s marriage has lost its spark. Savannah suggests a vacation to Thailand with hopes that the spark is reignited. What Savannah doesn’t expect is the fall out from that vacation.
The storyline was fantastic. The author was able to paint a vivid picture of a wife trying her hardest to bring the spark back into her marriage. She explored the different ways to put the spice back into marriage. She showed the painful aftermath of an attempt to put the spice back in the marriage. I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of it!!
I wasn’t that fond of Savannah when she was first introduced in the book. I thought that she had a one-track mind and was pushing Johnny into a vacation that he didn’t want. But, as the book went on, I started to see why she was desperate to get the spark back. I sympathized with her. But, I also thought that she was a little crazy for not ironing out the rules before anything happened. If she had done that, it would have saved her a lot of heartaches.
I was “eh” with Johnny. He was a workaholic who barely paid attention to Savannah. He was a mama’s boy, which drove me nuts as a reader. I also think that he had a side hustle going on. It wasn’t mentioned, but I had a feeling. It was Johnny who came up with the threesome idea. And yet, Johnny blamed Savannah when they got home. How does that work? By the end of the book, I wanted to smack him upside his head.
Zander was an enigma. I wasn’t quite sure if I believed him when he said he never did things like threesomes. Zander did seem like he knew what he was doing. But, I wasn’t expecting him to be the way he was afterward. If I had to root for Savannah to be with anyone, it would be Zander.
The sex scenes were hot in the book, with some being hotter than others. I did like the threesome scene. It was well written and tasteful. I also liked the one on one sex between Savannah and Zander. I didn’t get the same jolt when Johnny and Savannah had sex. Even when they were trying to spice things up before Zander, it was good but not great.
The end of Lost and Love had me in tears. I couldn’t believe what Johnny was putting Savannah through. The cliffhanger was insane. I don’t like cliffhangers as a norm, but this one was perfect.
I enjoyed reading Lost and Love Thailand. The location was exotic, the sex was hot, and the drama was intense. I had an issue with Johnny’s behavior towards Savannah in the last half of the book, which dropped my rating down to a 4. But, overall, a great read. I loved that the author included a “Want to Travel Like Savannah.” In that section, she lists the hotels, restaurants, and various activities to do while vacationing in Thailand. If I ever visit there, which is doubtful, I have a list of must-sees, must-eats, and hotels to stay at!!
I would give Lost and Love: Thailand an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread Lost and Love: Thailand. I would recommend it to family and friends.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**