Lalita Evans has always instinctively sensed that she is not the biological child of John and Julia Evans. So she has done everything she can to be the perfect daughter, the perfect future CEO of the family business. Her focus only slipped once in the past five years, when she met Jeremy Lakewood. Now her father has appointed Jeremy as Director of Marketing, and the one man who can melt her mind with a single kiss is to accompany her on a tour of the Asian offices. But before she can listen to her heart, Lalita needs to discover her true identity and learn to put personal desires ahead of corporate profits.
Jeremy Lakewood is not afraid of a challenge. Rising from an impoverished childhood to the upper echelons of the corporate world has allowed him to live up to his vow to support his widowed mother and disabled sister. The one crater in his road to success is Lalita Evans, the one that got away and the only woman who has ever turned his blood to molten lava. She’s not only the woman he can’t forget, but also his boss’s daughter. Sent to Asia with her on business, her father’s warning echoes in his ears—seduce Lalita and his career is over. Will he risk his livelihood and all the success he’s achieved to win the woman who haunts his dreams?
Eight countries in three weeks, a quest to find a birth mother, and a mutual attraction as intense as it is inconvenient, leaves both Lalita and Jeremy questioning what they really want in life—love or their careers?
A former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else. Check out her website: http://alexia-adams.com to sign up for her newsletter for a monthly escape plan and visit her blog on inspirational destinations.
Lalita Evans is a hard-driving business executive trying to prove she can run her father's company. Jeremy Lakewood is the man she had a passionate one night stand with five years ago and who is now assigned to travel with her through the capitals of Asia to sell Jeremy's marketing ideas. Each remembers their fling. Neither wants to jeopardize their job by giving in to the attraction between them. But then they get to India where Lalita has been led, searching for the family she has always suspected was her real family, not the Evans family that raised her. Love, ambition and family ties for both Lalita and Jeremy weave a story that takes them all over the world searching for a happy ending. It's a fun journey following them.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Singapore Fling is a fun and sexy debut novel from Alexia Adams. Lalita Evans reunites with a fling from her past and finds herself unable to escape her attraction to Jeremy Lakewood when the two are stuck together for business. Lalita and Jeremy enjoy an easy chemistry and a sizzling attraction, but they each have their personal obstacles to overcome if they're to be together. Ms. Adams does a beautiful job of developing their romance amidst the turmoil of Lalita's quest to discover her true parentage. Set in beautiful locations with plenty of travel, Singapore Fling is an emotional roller coaster with an evocative, satisfying love story at its heart.
Review—SINGAPORE FLING, by Alexia Adams *** Lalita Evans, Director of Asian Operations for her father’s world-wide company, is shocked to discover Jeremy Lakewood back in her life. Five years ago, they shared a hot, passionate one-night-stand, which she has never forgotten. Jeremy has just been named Director of Marketing for the firm, and as such, will be accompanying her back to her home office in Singapore, which they’ll use as a base of operations for a tour of the Asian offices. The flames still burn hot, but Lalita damps them down because she feels she can’t begin to think about her future until she’s discovered her past. She suspects she might be an adoptee, and wants to know where her roots lie. Jeremy’s kindness and understanding as she embarks on this search enhance her desire with the warmth of friendship and trust. The flames still burn hot within Jeremy, too, but Lalita’s father has warned him off any seduction of Lalita. With a dysfunctional group of siblings and his widowed mother relying on him financially, he really can’t risk his well-paying job by disobeying the boss, but the sultry, Asian nights make saying “no” difficult, if not impossible for this pair of would-be-again lovers. Ms. Adams has created an interesting cast of diverse characters involved in convoluted situations, and set much of it in exotic locales, which she describes with fine intensity. She skillfully gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into the international business world and how that can impinge on personal relationships. Unfortunately, poor grammatical choices prevent my offering the higher rating SINGAPORE FLING would have earned had Ms. Adams’s editors been more vigilant.
In Singapore Fling by Alexia Adams, Lalita Evans has always believed that she is not the biological daughter of John and Julia Evans. She has based this on two things, one that everyone even her sister’s names start with the letter J and she is the only one who’s name is very obviously different, the other reason is that her skin and hair color don’t resemble either of her parents at all. For those reasons alone she has done everything to be the perfect daughter and has focused on being the best possible boss in Singapore and hopefully future CEO. Her focus has been only on her job for the past five years. Read More...
Singapore Fling was the best book to start off my summer vacation (a nice light read, instead of my usual bookclub fare which tends to tackle heavy subject matter). I especially liked that the love couple were real, likeable and strong. I wanted everything to work out for them so I had to keep reading to the very end to see what happened as life moved them around the world. Travel and romance: a perfect pairing for escape. Thanks Alexia for a 'good read'
Alexia Adams is a new to me author and I was attracted by the title of the book as I am from Singapore. It seems like Singapore is still not a very well-known country despite it being depicted in books and movies so I was eager to give it a try.
What I love about the book is the chemistry between Latitia and Jeremy. I always love reading about that special attraction you can have for someone that never goes away even after years have passed. I also like that the story travelled to various countries, giving the readers insight to different countries. Another part that I liked was the small mystery as to who Latitia's real parents were.
However, one small part that I didn't like was how the author depicted Singapore. Most readers would probably not know or bother but as I am a Singaporean, it hit a sore spot when the author gave the impression to readers that people in Singapore are not well-versed in English. If the author had done her research better, she should know that our first language in Singapore is English and although we do have migrants from many parts of the world, generally Singaporeans are proficient in English and would not have a hard time holding a meeting in English.
Nevertheless, it was a good read and I would definitely read another book by Alexia Adams.
This is a cutesy romance about a woman who questions her heritage and a man who is bound and determined to have her for his own. It's a clean contemporary romance where two characters are sent off to various places in Asia for their company. There's a mystery of who her real mother is surrounding Lalita, and Jeremy was warned off her her by her father. I wouldn't say their relationship is smoldering, more cute than anything else. But if you are looking for a light read, this might be a good choice.
My main complain would be that it gets a tad slow in parts. Other than that, it's not bad for what it's supposed to be. Obviously, I go for the more...uh...hardcore romances. lol But I'm judging this book on the genre it is, and in this case, it's decent. I liked the extra relationship drama thrown in when I thought things were going great. It was the one thing that quickened the pace. Anyhow, the synopsis is pretty spot on, so if that sounds interesting to you, go for it.