When Carlie answers a job ad in the paper for a maid at Aphrodite's Island, a holiday resort in the tropics, she doesn't expect to find Mr. Right there waiting for her. On the island for a weekend of fun and romance, Marcus takes a chance on the very confused woman, and together, they have a little sexy fun in the mid-summer sun.
Carlie stood on the dock, looking up at the cruise ship. It would be moored in the calm bay until Monday morning, when the guests would be rounded up and sent back to reality. That left them three days—three whole days—to get lost in the jungle and beach of the resort, and have the type of fun that only adults could.
Carlie leaned on the rail of the dock, watching a pod of dolphins cavorting around in the water below her. She was so intent on the dolphins that she didn’t notice someone coming up behind her until he laid a hand on her shoulder.
Carlie jerked around and stared at the man, her heart thudding in her chest. The man from the ship smiled down at her. His black hair whipped around his face in the breeze, and Carlie felt her knees go weak as she looked at him. He was shirtless, wearing a pair of board shorts and sunglasses. He was tall, tall enough that she could cradle her head under his chin if she tilted her head down a little.
All in all, he was gorgeous.
The man smiled and held out something. Carlie looked at it, blushing slightly, and tried to understand what he was offering her
“Wanna go for a walk?”
Carlie smiled, blushing like a schoolgirl, and took his hand. The pair strolled up the boardwalk, Carlie conscious of the fact that the man was right beside her. She kept sneaking glances at him, and he smiled whenever he caught her staring.
“I’m Marcus,” the man said, steering them down over the beach and toward a path in the jungle. “I saw you watching me on the ship.”
Again, Carlie blushed, stopping in the sun. Marcus stopped as well, but tugged her into motion almost as quickly.
“Don’t worry, I’m not going to rail on you,” he said, leading them into the shade of the trees. “I just thought I’d talk to you, you know. So you don’t spend the whole trip home staring at me.” He smiled.