October Book Club Review – “On The Island” By: Tracey Garvis Graves
By Jodie Hook
I have to be honest with this review; I put off reading the recommended book after reading the description. The idea of an older woman stranded on a beach with a much younger, attractive student, made me think I knew exactly how the book would go. Secret glances, burning desires, hot steamy sex scenes. I assumed the story would be a quick cover to just write about forbidden sex.
Luckily I was wrong, and the book was delightful. The author did an excellent job not taking the story to the fantasyland of seduction. The book was about survival and growth. Yes, there was also passion, desire and love for sure, but what was unexpected was that it did not fill the pages with love scene after love scene. By the time they finally gave in to their desire, I was beginning to wonder if it would ever happen.
Ultimately, On the Island, delivers on a quick, fun read, that you can respect for what it is, a novel. Graves took a fresh look at what could have been an old storyline. The idea of two people, both attractive, getting lost at sea on a deserted island is not new, but TJ and Anna are not your typical characters.
What was your opinion of the novel?
Did you find their survival believable?
As usual, I tried to avoid any spoilers in this review, but in the discussions, feel free to post about anything you would like. For those that have not read the book yet, you may want to avoid reading the comments until you are ready to discuss!
About the Author
For me, reading a great book isn’t just something to do for an hour or two, it’s something I get lost in. I can read half a book without realizing I have turned a page. If the book is really good, I dream at night that I am the characters and have even been known to walk around in the haze of the world created only in the fiction I have read. I hope to share my passion for reading all genres of books with you and hope that we can have some great discussions. You can contact Jodie at email@example.com