Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Private Charter
Author: N.R. Walker
Heroes: Stuart Jenner/Foster Knight
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 244 Pages
Publisher: N.R. Walker
Release Date: August 22, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Stuart Jenner’s job is high stress, high stakes, and everything he’s strived for. So why, when the apex of his career is within reach, does he stumble? At his doctor’s insistence, he books a privately chartered yacht to sail around the Whitsundays for two weeks of sun, surf, and sex. When his friend-with-benefits bails on him at the last minute, Stuart decides to go alone.
Foster Knight left the rat race behind six years ago, bought a yacht, and now calls the Great Barrier Reef his home. Sailing tourists around tropical waters is all in a day’s work, and he’s never been happier. When his next client arrives alone, the two-week charter will be the most private job he’s ever had.
Foster can see how stressed and exhausted Stuart is, and he promises him extensive rest and relaxation. Stuart slowly realises his original plan for two weeks of sun, surf, and sex might not be lost yet. Confined to a yacht, isolated by aqua-coloured oceans and the sweltering sun, Stuart and Foster are about to find out just how hot the tropics can get.
Review: It’s official. N.R. Walker is a must read for me, no matter what the blurb may or may not say, even if I think I may not be interested in a particular storyline. Her stories are currently packing all the heat and romance that my tender heart needs. I find her way with words and world building have taken the MM genre and put it on the top shelf. Sort of like the top shelf Tequila. I found Foster’s and Stuart’s story to be a combination of amazing dialogue, some pretty bold dirty talk, enough hot sexy times to keep me turning the pages, and a slow burn romance that one can sink their teeth into. Like a lemon. In a game of Lick, Sip, Suck. Which is my new favorite game, btw.
Stuart is killing himself in a career that will replace him in an instant. His doctor gives him a rude wake-up call, so Stuart takes himself north for a two week relaxing yacht cruise through the Great Barrier Reef. All he wants is sun, sea and sex…and then his friend-with-benefits bails on him at the last minute. So there goes the sex he had planned. Foster lived the corporate life that is currently draining the life out of Stuart. So instead of killing himself, he left it all behind and bought a yacht. He now takes people sailing. Not too shabby. Unless you count the fact that life can be pretty lonely out at sea, even if you have clients on board.
Foster is attracted to Stuart, and his tiny white Speedos make it impossible not to look at the man. Especially when they are wet. And especially because wet means transparent. God save Foster from a man on a mission, and Stuart is on a mission to get laid. I loved how he teased the hell out of Foster, and being the only two on the boat for two weeks, you already know Foster is not going to win…and he really doesn’t want to. These two start off being a little coy, then they are just having some amazing, no harm-no foul sex, until feelings start to fall into the mix.
The angst level is pretty low, and resolved relatively quickly. The oyster fiasco was a little unexpected but well played and extended my enjoyment of the whole story. The epilogue was, well epic. It was the perfect ending for a slow burn romance which allows the reader to check in on the guys and see how they are faring after finally getting on the same page. In a nutshell, it was awesome, and now I want to go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*