Book Review – Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux





Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody  throws caution to the wind for once in her life and gives into a week of sensational pleasures.  Taggart helps her discover her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time. 


What single woman doesn’t dream about going on a cruise and being swept off their feet?  This is a beautiful romantic story about a recently single woman who is trying to just enjoy a cruise with her friends.  But fate and a sexy man who can’t stay away have other plans for her!  I was hooked from the beginning with the chemistry and sexual tension between Jody and Taggart!  And crossing my fingers for the HEA that Jody deserved.
“Who knows, with those shoes and a whole new attitude in life, maybe a little shipboard romance is just the ticket to put the spring back in your step.”  ~Lauren
A cruise with her girlfriends (Doreen, Cricket, and Lauren) is just what Jody needed!  Jody is looking to have some fun with her girls and just forget about all of the responsibilities she has at home.  She is a single mother to her 12 year old son and was recently divorced.  Between her soccer mom duties, being an artist, and taking care of her father…she deserves a break and to just let lose.  But she doesn’t even know how. 
Before Jody even makes it onto the ship, she is rescued by the most gorgeous man.  After running into each other a few more times on the ship, Jody knows that she can’t deny the chemistry that is between them.  The sexual tension is off the charts…and the sex scenes are H-O-T, sweet and so romantic!  Who could resist Taggart Keith???  He is a sexy, confident, and successful self-help Author.  Taggart is charming and knows that he wants Jody and isn’t going to give up easily, no matter how much she resists. Did I mention he is sexy???  Definitely SWOON-WORTHY!
“I wanted you to have it, it belongs on you,” he said, and kissed her tenderly on the mouth.  “I want you to think of us every time you wear it.  And never be afraid to dream, never.”  ~Taggart
Once the cruise is over and they both go back to reality, neither of them can forget the connection they had.  After a few calls and one steamy phone sex conversation (OMG), Taggart decides to just show up at Jody’s door.  Jody has no idea what to do or how to feel?  Not to her surprise, he charms her father and son immediately and that makes her fall even harder for him.  But she can’t help but feel everything is happening too fast and is too good to be true.  Can she just let go and hope he will always be there to catch her?  Is he too good to be true? 
“Life doesn’t just happen, you have to make it happen…and you can.”  ~Taggart
Kate Deveaux has a new fan and I can’t wait to read more from her!  Sail Away With Me is full of passion, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  There were a few extra plot lines in the story and sometimes too predictable, but not enough to take away from the beautiful and romantic love story!  Everyone go check it out!


Shasta’s 4 1/2 star review

I was given Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux for an honest review for Swoon Worthy Books. I am going to be honest I had never heard of this author before, but I can say that she has a new book fan in me. I loved her writing style. She captured my heart with this wonderful read. Truly this is a romance. You see the good and the bad in the characters; there are times when you have to ask yourself is the character crazy for doing this. This is truly what I love about romance.

Jody Carter is a divorced mother who has sworn off men! Her focus is strictly being a good soccer mom to her son, helping her father and her painting. When her friend wins a trip for four on a luxury cruise ship she tries to let all of her worries go and focus on relaxing. But as she is boarding the ship her shoe gets caught in the gangway and as she is trying to get it loose, it flies off only to get saved by a very tall, tanned and handsome Adonis, who turns out to be Author Taggart Keith. But Jody tries to ignore her feelings for him, until he wears her down, but all she wants is a one week fling. She does not think she can be with him after the cruise has ended. But will she open her heart to trust him and be with a man who loves her.

Taggart Keith is aboard the Pearl Of The Sea cruise ship as part of his job. He is a motivational speaker and best-selling Author that is doing workshops on the cruise. But he happens to trapped by his feelings for Jody Carter when he meets her. He tries everything to get her to lower her defenses and when she finally does he falls head over heels for her. But the only thing is Taggart has a secret and he has to come to terms with that secret and tell Jody, but also get her to fall in love with him and convince her to be with him.

This is such a great love story.  And I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next. I am looking forward to more of her work in the future.