23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie. Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton’s seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgment and actions…
It’s not often that you’re hooked to a book from page one, but with Mad Love, I was; I absolutely adored it!
Art-loving Sophie is a brilliant and likeable main character, carrying you through the book with ease, along with best friends (and couple) Erik and Orie. When Sophie convinces them to pack up and fly to the Maldives for a soul-searching vacation, surely it could only get better… Enter the mysterious, gorgeous gentleman, Clayton Sinclair.
Just sit back and imagine that, leaving your troubles at homes, staying on a small beautiful island, meeting the perfect stranger, being pampered in the Spa and drinking Tequila with your best friends… (“Could you die?!” I hear Erik say!)
This book had me hooked (the kind of hooked where you start having withdrawals if you’re more than 30 feet away from your Kindle) from start to finish, not only have the characters been brilliantly created, but the storyline is great and holds well, giving depth to each character, with surprises along the way, too!
Without giving anything away, let me just say that I absolutely cannot wait for book two. The only question left is, what are you waiting for? Check-in and join Sophie on her trip to the Maldives!
If you love romance, style and humour, I would definitely recommend Mad Love. With Sophie’s beautiful innocence, Erik’s style and wit, Orie’s (more subtle than Erik’s) honesty and sexy stranger Clayton, prepare yourself to laugh, sigh and swoon throughout the book! Just one warning… It will make you want to splash out on a holiday to the Maldives (but then, who wouldn’t want that, right?)
Mad Love by Colet Abedi on Amazon
Book Review by Alicia