Friday, August 14, 2015

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Contest & Review~ Forever in the Sun~ RJ Scott & Meredith Russell

Feuding families, unearthed secrets, and a violent storm threatens the Cay. Will the idyllic island with her cast of characters make it through unscathed? It’s time for the circle to close on the story of Sapphire Cay, and on the men who have lived and found love on her beaches.

Join characters old and new as we celebrate Dylan and Lucas’s wedding and delve into the history of Sapphire Cay.

Connor and Shaun are directly related to Peter and Alfie, a couple whose clandestine lover affair was overshadowed by old prejudices and a world war. Shaun Jamieson is a writer, a romantic and needs to pen the story of the affair’s final secrets; Connor French’s family wants to stop Shaun.

When the two men step onto the sands of Sapphire Cay, they find more than just the secrets of an old love. They find hope and comfort in each other. But with the past hanging over them, can they ever have what Peter and Alfie could not? Or are they just as ill-fated as their ancestors? 

The offices of the French Foundation, New York, June

“Your two o’clock is here, Mr. French.” Miriam’s voice floated in over the intercom. The abruptness of it startled Connor from his cost-benefits analysis and he knocked his coffee down, sloshing it onto the paperwork.

“God dammit,” he muttered under his breath. He couldn’t get the figures to balance and trying to find a missing ten-dollar transaction in among a million dollar bank account was screwing with his head. Where had three hours gone? He glanced sideways at his lunch. Or what was left of it. He was surprised he’d managed to actually eat at all because he certainly didn’t remember the food arriving or him even picking up the ham on rye. He had to get these reports done before the accounts department could sign off on them.

He pressed the button. “Give me two,” he said. Quickly he scooped the plate, with the remaining food, into his top drawer and straightened enough paperwork to look efficient. He didn’t recall the details of this two o’clock, just that it was someone with issues about the Foundation. Connor was used to answering all kind of questions, from students, politicians, kids to teachers and there was no one at this Foundation who knew what type of work they undertook as well as him. Apart from Miriam, who had been a PA at the Foundation longer than Connor had been alive. She knew where all the bodies were buried and Connor would be lost without her.
A knock on the door heralded the visitor’s arrival and Connor stood, brushing his shirt of crumbs as he called, “Come in.”

The door opened and Connor had to stop his mouth falling open. Gorgeous. Very nice. Tall, slim, dark hair, with added sexy smile and confidence in the way he walked in. Connor checked him out, couldn’t help it, he hadn’t seen anything this fine in a very long time. I need to get out more. From head to toe, his gaze finally focused back on the man’s face and embarrassment washed over him when the guy was looking at him with one eyebrow raised in question. So much for subtle. Well, at least he isn’t punching me to the floor.

The series Sapphire Cay has come full circle in RJ Scott’s and Meredith Russell’sForever in the Sun. Lucas & Dylan, Edward & Jamie—old friends and new, Connor & Shaun—the love story lives on.

Sapphire Cay has been the backdrop for many beginnings and Lucas and Dylan continue the tradition as they begin the next chapter in their lives- their wedding. Family members by blood and the family they chose celebrate their union amidst mishaps and neurosis, the wedding goes off with laughter and friendship- what would it be without Edward’s OCD and Mutt the dog?

Of course, just as authors, Scott and Russell allow life to ‘settle’ for the two men, they throw a curve ball that dates back to WWII and the love letters Dylan and Lucas found after a past storm- the story of lovers, Peter and Alfie.

Shaun is a descendant of Alfie and wants their amazing story to be told while Connor is Peter’s descendant and his family wants it to be squelched. Thank goodness for island magic, where the two men meet and a new story unfolds.

Scott and Russell took a moment in time, where homosexual unions were forbidden and gave it a voice in the form of two lovers who clandestinely met where and when they could until they finally parted ways on Sapphire Cay.

Scott and Russell delivered romantic and heart-felt letters in the beautiful Bahamian island which set the stage for Peter and Alfie to find solace and comfort in each other’s arms. A devotion which radiated through the pages as I continued to be enraptured by the author's writing, taking me back in time and allowing me to glimpse into a forbidden story-yet one filled with much passion and desire.

The ghosts of lovers past emitted a force allowing Connor and Shaun to also find themselves with the courage to feel and go forward in life together. Island magic.

I laughed, I cried- Forever in the Sun touched my heart and gave me hope for a brighter future for those who fight for themselves and blaze the trail for others.

Forever in the Sun is a sensual read with charismatic characters, beautiful words and an enchanting setting. Allow yourself the moment to relax with one of the most amorous series written, on an island paradise that will have you believing in true happily-ever-after’s.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

Book 1 - Follow The Sun
Book 2 - 
Under The Sun
Book 3 - 
Chase The Sun
Book 4 - 
Christmas In The Sun
Book 5 - 
Capture The Sun

About RJ

RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.

With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.  (some NSFW (not safe for work) photos)

About Meredith
Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.

Giveaway: Competition to win $15 Amazon/Are giftcard, and 2 further prizes of RJ Scott e-books – closes 28th August at 00:01 GMT (London)

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2015 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.


  1. I think a nice cruise would be great for a holiday!

  2. I'm so very in tune with your review of this book. The series as a whole is a joy to read. Total escapism?Definitely, however worth every minute & penny spent on Sapphire Cay.

  3. I don't go anywhere on the holidays. I don't have a holiday destination.