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The Castaway Bride

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Cristy Walters planned the perfect wedding: five-star resort, beautiful dress, millionaire husband-to-be.
So how come on her wedding day she’s shipwrecked on a tropical island, her gown in tatters, and carried over the threshold of a survival hut by a hot, hunky stranger?
With no rescue in sight, Cristy is all alone with sexy Matt Slade—a man who makes her pulse race like it never did for her fiancé. She and Matt explore the island—and each other. Passion is instant, trust comes slowly—especially as Matt is not the carefree boat bum he appears to be.
Can the love they discover survive in the real world away from their castaway fantasy?

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First published August 23, 2011

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Kandy Shepherd

196 books108 followers

Kandy Shepherd left a fast-paced career as a magazine editor to write award-winning romantic fiction.
Kandy lives in a small farm in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter and a menagerie of four-legged friends.
She believes in love-at-first-sight and real-life romance—they worked for her!

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945 reviews64 followers
August 30, 2011
Cristy planned the perfect wedding, on a fancy island resort,a gorgeous white wedding gown, and a rich husband to be. She finds herself running from it all – falls into the arms of Matt Slade and asks him to take her away off the island.

A runaway bride ! whom is cast away !

Shipwrecked with Hotty, sexy Matt Slade, Cristy finds herself day dreaming – lusting for him, he makes her pulse race, her heart flutter and tingles in places like never before. An attraction she has never felt - Matt brings out a yearning in Cristy she never knew existed and Cristy sends Matt's libido into full throttle.

Matt and Cristy explore the island, and eventually give in to desires they both can’t deny, passionate and sensual just living for the moment. Matt is not who is says he is and Cristy not the gold digger Matt thinks she is.

A Love affair that brings about a passion and sparks within, but can their love survive outside the Island and moments and memories they have created?

Can they learn to trust their feelings – or move on to never know if love ever existed!

My Thoughts!!

Oh my !!

This books reminds me of my most Favorite movie ever *Blue Lagoon *, of course it is not!! But I couldn’t help but relate my thoughts to a beautiful island, waterfalls, seafood at hand, and fresh fruit and nakedness and frolicking in the water. !

Yes it has all this... oh and hot romantic interludes !!!

Kandy has created a romantic story, that’s jam packed filled with passion, love, and two souls who have never found true love. A smooth flowing story, with chapters that easily flow, a great cast of characters that I am sure you will fall in love with.

Cristy and Matt‘s chemistry was like a bonfire and a raging inferno! Sensual, loving, passionate and hot as hell ! Scorchin !!!

I could see Matt walking down the beach is big tat - bare arse and hot bod !! Kandy has no qualms in creating visions for us to ogle and drool over and even moments where I was giggling at Cristy’s antics. Her beach attire - and naivety was amusing, I found myself giggling like a school girl in some parts, the dinosaur, the sharks … Cristi was certainly a fun loving character . A well developed character trait of Cristy’s that Kandy let flow through the entire read.

Matt was a jack of all trades, from smoking hot in the bedroom to as sexy in the kitchen! I love a man who is self sufficient! ** wink wink **

Sexy moments, that will make your toes curl, grin sheepishly at their banter, and funny moments that you can’t help but laugh at. This read contains all the goodies for a quick uplifting romance filled with humour, romance and lots of loving !!

A hotty we drool over, a great storyline and a happily ever after we all love to see.

My first ever story I have read of Kandy’s , it won’t be the last, if your after a quick romance, that will not only have your heart – a – flutter, your toes curling and your pages wafting with heat then this sensual romance is for you !! Im a sucker for a good romance if it fulfills all my wants its a keeper and this one certainly is, at only -99 cents a must buy !! It will make you smile.

An island paradise, for two,, what more could any girl want – (( Not to be rescued that’s for sure )) wink wink !!
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Profile Image for Ns.
194 reviews
December 17, 2011
The Castaway Bride is a fun and flirty read with plenty of romantic appeal. Being shipwrekced on an isolated island may not be what Cristy and Matt planned on but it was just what they needed and it gave them the opportunity to find love.

A lot of attraction, humor and a little throwing of caution to the wind makes this a fun read. It's a story that invites the reader to live out a fantasy. Cristy and Matt will learn something about themselves and whether their spark will last in the "real" world will depend on trust and time. Being shipwrecked seems to be just the thing Cristy and Matt needed in order to find a more meaningful reality.
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3,576 reviews461 followers
November 23, 2011
Fun romantic romp in Australia between a runaway bride and a very secretive gazillionaire. A storm, a shipwreck, an island paradise just for two with some very hot sexy scenes made this one a fast, easy read.
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7 reviews2 followers
June 5, 2012
I enjoyed this book. The fantasy of being shipwrecked on an island while trying to escape reality. Topping it all off with an attractive man who is sexually attracted to her. The story line of romance with all the unknown details of who he really is. I enjoyed the way the book ended.
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2,804 reviews
November 9, 2011
omg i sooo loved this book!!! well written and the romance was awesome. hoping i can get stranded on island with a hottie.
105 reviews2 followers
January 7, 2012
Really enjoyed this and it had a perfect ending. Wonder what happened to Seth's papers I keep thinking now. :) Another Aussie author I had never read before. Glad we got to read it.
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Author 16 books71 followers
February 16, 2012
Really enjoyed this book. The hero was scrumptious and the island setting idyllic. Fabulous relaxation read.
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3,306 reviews209 followers
July 10, 2012
Cristy Walters is moments away from tying the knot, when she catches her groom, and her maid of honor in a cinch. Just wanting to leave, Cristy bolts from the wedding. She runs into Matt Slade in the elevator, who against his better sense, decides to act as a knight and whisk her sway from her dream that's turned into a nightmare. For Cristy, being more attracted to her knight in shining than the fiance she has just left behind is scary. Will she be able to fight the attraction?

I really enjoyed reading this story. The descriptions Ms.Shepherd gives of the island Cristy and Matt are marooned are absolutely beautiful. I wanted to be there. The chemistry and passion between Cristy and Mat is also very well written, and saying it's hot, just might be an understatement. Fiery is better, and scorching is even better. I liked how both Cristy and Matt had issues that added more depth to them, making neither of them perfect.

Kandy Shepherd is from the Land Down Under, better known as Australia. Having read most of Kandy's previous novels, I am eagerly looking forward to reading more from her in the future!
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737 reviews122 followers
January 13, 2012
This was a cute, fun read that I managed to finish in about 8 hours over several days. I'm not quite sure if this wasn't edited before it was put on Amazon, but there are several spelling and grammatical errors.
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