REVIEW: A Cruise Fling by Laura Brown

Posted April 5th, 2023 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, Review / 5 comments


A Cruise Fling by Laura Brown is the perfect book for anyone that loves a good fling to lovers book. I know that I love watching those characters who for some reason don’t want to commit fall hard and fast. This is the story of Mackenzie and Cole.

Makenzie has been treated badly by the guys that she has dated and she is done! With no relationship, no job and nowhere to go, she decides to go on a cruise and figure it all out later. She just wants to enjoy herself and soak it all in, and when she claps her eyes on Cole. This vacation might be more interesting than what she originally thought.

Cole doesn’t do relationships. He is a love ’em and leave ’em kind a guy and his partners all know the score. But when Cole sets his sights on Makenzie, he might just get more than what he bargined for. She could be the distraction to take him away from the problems in his life and might just change his ideas on relationships.

What I loved the most about this book is that it dealt with main characters that are both somewhat flawed. Makenzie has a hearing disability and Cole has a prosthetic, but that did not hold them back. The sparks flew between these two from the begining and I will tell you that what starts as a vacation fling turns into a beautiful HEA. Totally recommended as a great vacation read.

Book Info:

Publication: April 3, 2023 | Entangled: Amara |

CRUISE /kro͞oz/ verb

1. To sail in an area, especially for pleasure
2. To look for someone…definitely for pleasure

Mackenzie Laurel is done with rotten lemons. Especially the guy kind. With no relationship, no job, and nowhere to live, Mac’s leaving reality behind to go on a luxury cruise. Sun. Sand. Ocean breezes. Heaven. Of course, a little fun in the sun wouldn’t hurt. And a certain green-eyed passenger might just be the thirst-quenching lemonade she needs…

Cole Matterhorn isn’t a relationship guy. Hell, he can barely commit to leftovers. Yet the second he meets Mac, there’s sparks—the kind that could mean some delicious distraction. Distraction that Cole desperately needs to escape from his work problems and the event that imploded any chance of his having a normal life.

Mac and Cole have more in common than just chemistry. She’s hard of hearing and knows a little something about not always fitting in—and that his prosthetic does not define him. For 9 days they’re both having the time of their lives, whether it’s their failed trivia attempts, heating things up on a Caribbean beach, or even a sexy karaoke serenade.

Now it’s only a matter of time before they hit the shore—and reality.



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