A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?
Scorching hot romance, on the beautiful location of Cancun, with a mix of mystery, family functions, and Mayan history. Don't let the name fool you, Christmas is not the main theme in the story, more like the reason why the family is together at this time.
Jack and Jillian had an instant attraction upon meeting each other for the first time, despite the fact that Jillian is a widow of Jack's brother. At first I thought that might setting might be a bit awkward, but the connection is real, the attraction is hot, and the bond is unquestionable. The story is riddled with steaming love scenes, Jack and Jillian set the heat level high. But they have other interest in common as well, and the tidbits to the history, and mystery, of Mayan culture are interesting. Also a bit suspense/action added to the story, when Jack and Jillian are on the hunt to find answers to questions and treasures, many have tried before.
Jack also immediately connects with Jillian's daughter, Addison. She nearly steals the show, what an adorable kid she is. Jack's love for children is palpable, and admirable. The trio makes an adorable family unit immediately.
The big family is dysfunctional enough to be real, Levi, the older brother is cocky, and I can't wait to see him fall for feisty woman. This is a series, I want to keep following. The characters were charming, charismatic, and likable. The flow of the story was pleasant, and the tidbits of the mystery and history alluring.
~ Four spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me