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Sex on the Beach (Tropical Trysts #2)

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Hawaiian Vacation To-Do List:
Bikini up! You're in Oahu, and it's time for fruit drinks with umbrellas in them!Being obsessively organized doesn't work during a Hawaiian vacation. Relax. Seriously.Scan the resort for hot dudes. Huh. That hot jogger who ran by looks a lot like your ex, Jeremy—only fitter, harder and sexier.Moonlit walks mean bumping into Hot Jogger Guy. Who
ebook, 88 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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I enjoy a good reunion story and Sex On The Beach was one sexy romp. This book takes place simultaneously with author Delphine Dryden’s Mai Tai for Two, so if you’ve read that one there are a few scenes you will recognize although from a different perspective. Amanda has accompanied her friend Julie and Julie’s “work husband,” Alan, on a Hawaiian vacation they both won at the company where the
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sex on the Beach was a fun and hot read about getting that second chance with the person who was truly The One. Amanda and Jeremy had everything going for them. Their individual careers and relationship was going smoothly and as planned until one clashes with the other and everything blew to pieces. Just like real life. A year after the demise of the perfect relationship, an all expense paid holiday to Oahu seems to be the catalyst to get out of the funk for Amanda. This time around she would de ...more
This story wasn't as bad as the first novella in this duology. It still felt scattered, but was put together better. The story flowed well and the characters were interesting, but as is the case in some novellas, sometimes things tidy up too cleanly and perfectly for such a short amount of time.
I wanted to pick up Sex on the Beach because I like the Red Hot Reads line and I like Dryden's novellas. I'm glad I went with my gut on this, because this one was another win for me in both categories.

As indicated in the book description, Sex on the Beach is a vacation story and a second chance romance. Jeremy and Amanda broke up ten months prior when he moved for his job and she refused to follow. Both have been moving forward with their lives, but miserable without the other. When Amanda head
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These were two novellas as part of the Cosmo Red Hot Reads series that told the stories of two couples on the same Hawaiian vacation - the timelines of the stories ran parallel with each focusing on a different couple's perspective of the same trip. Julie and her "work husband" Alan have both won all-expenses paid trips to Hawaii - Julie chooses to bring along her best friend Amanda, who is still getting over a rough breakup when her ex-fiance, Jeremy, decided to relocate his company to a differ ...more
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My Thoughts:

The first two Cosmo Red-Hot Reads that I picked up last year were only okay for me. The two I've read this year, this one included, were so much more. I kinda sorta debated on picking them out on NetGalley, but I'm totally glad that I did because I got to read two great stories.

Jeremy and Amanda were engaged a year ago and, due to some issues with choices made, broke up and went their separate ways. They meet up again i
Mayra Statham
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book takes place at the same time as Delphine Dryden’s Mai Tai for Two, so it was different and cool to see the overlap in scenes and see things from different perspectives. I enjoyed this story a little more than the first and the only thing I can attribute that to is the acknowledged chemistry between Amanda and Jeremy... it was almost like Julie and Alan (from Mai Tai) had spent so many yrs denying the attraction I almost didn't see it either (in book 1)...

The humor that DD has in her bo
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, netgalley, 2015
I gave this book a 3 star rating because it was a quick and easy read that for the most part kept me engaged. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters or the storyline, but because it was so short, I didn’t really have to in order to finish the book. I did not realize that there was another book that went along with this one until after I read it. I don’t think I’ll read it though because this one wasn’t really that engaging and I didn’t really like for Alan and Julie all that much. Th ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy, romantic
2 stars for Amanda and I just don't like her, even after her emotional reveal to Jeremy.

4.5 stars for Jeremy and this book would be a solid 2 star book for me, despite how much I like Jeremy, if it weren't for his speech in the last chapter. He was so sweet, honest, and cute that I increased the rating to 3 stars.

The first, and companion, novella in this series was much better than this one because at least Julie wasn't self-absorbed. Yes, Amanda had real concerns about their relationship being
Elisabeth Lane
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sex on the Beach, the new book by one of my favorite romance writers, Delphine Dryden, runs in parallel to Mai Tai for Two, which I readback in May. To start with, I thought that was a pretty interesting story device. I'm not usually one for vanilla contemporaries with a low dosage of angst, but I found this book just as charming as its predecessor. Amanda and Jeremy are navigating family and careers and basic differences about how to solve problems when both people are used to making decisions ...more
Tania Godwin-evans
I had just finished a mystery thriller that was fairly heavy and wanted a light read. This did just the job. Written to a tried and tested formula but instead of traditional scenario this has a different twist to it; a second chance romance if you will.

This is the second part of a series and features one of two couples in this book. This reader did not read that first book and it did not affect their enjoyment of this book. So each book is stand alone.

The couple about whom this book is written
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I still love you, I still want to be with you. We are both really smart, and I know we can figure this out if we try. Please just give me these few days to try.”

Sex on the Beach was an emotionally charged second chance romance novella that takes place in beautiful Hawaii.

This is the second short story in Delphine Dryden’s Tropical Trysts series written for Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin. This time we get Amanda and Jeremy’s POV, instead of Julie and Alan’s from book one, Mai Tai for Two. I
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sep-14
I was thrilled to receive an arc copy from the Net Galley and the Publisher of "Sex On The Beach", a Cosmo Red Hot Reads, by Delphine Dryden. I thoroughly enjoyed her novel "The Theory Of Attraction".
Amanda and Jeremy were engaged to be married and broke up a year ago when he walked away without trying to resolve their issues. Amanda decides to accompany her friends Julie and Alan on a 4 day vacation in Hawaii hoping to meet a sexy stranger to help her finally get over Jeremy. However, Jeremy f
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-arc
This is an enjoyable contemporary romance about Jeremy and Amanda, who broke up a year ago when he left while they were having some problems. Amanda goes with friends on a beach vacation where she hopes to meet a new man. Instead, she finds Jeremy there. He has realized what he let go, and is ready to try to win Amanda back.

Sex on the Beach had good characters, an interesting story, and lots of steam between Jeremy and Amanda. I look forward to more by the author. Thanks to the publisher and Net
Darci Goodman
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review pertains to Sex on the Beach, by Delphine Dryden, part of the Cosmo Red Hot Reads. I was hoping for this story when we met Amanda and Jeremy in an earlier book, and their story did not disappoint. it was a fun hot read about getting a second chance in a relationship and I just really loved it. Fun, Sexy and quick read, perfect for pool or beachside, this is a book you won't be disappointed in! Highly recommended!
This was a problem solving story. It took place nearly a year after a couple broke up and focused on the two lovers figuring out how to make it work after their career advanced induced breakup. These after 'the after' are my favorite type of stories. I DNF'd this one because there were no stakes and so it couldn't hold my attention.

ARC provided by Netgalley
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I really wanted to like this one....but so far this author has been hit or miss with me.....and this one was a miss...,big time as in did not finish as I did not connect with the characters and did not finish as I did not care about the outcome. No rating because DNF

Book provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for an honest review
I wanted to love this book, I really did, but I seem to be very hit or miss with Ms Dryden's books. I just didn't connect with the characters and therefore didn't care about their issues and outcome.

*DNF so no rating
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After earning two graduate degrees, practicing law awhile, and then working for the public school system for over ten years, I finally got a clue. I tossed all that aside and started doing what I should have been doing all along, writing novels! In hindsight I could see the decision was a no-brainer.

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Tropical Trysts (2 books)
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