A Wall Street executive flies too close to the sun and falls hard, only to land at the exclusive gay resort, Icarus, where passions flare, and where he might just find his lost soul.
Chris Dalton is at the top of his game, a cut-throat stockbroker who has just secured a major account. But his sexual celebration goes awry, and suddenly Chris is thrown into the midst of a gay scandal which may cost him everything. Exiled from his company, his friend Tanner Fox suggests they escape New York until the heat dies down; but little does Chris know, the temperature is about to boil over.
Seeking refuge at the gay resort, Icarus, located on a private island in the Caribbean, Chris finds himself questioning his confidence, even as the irrepressible and constantly horny, hairy Tanner welcomes man after man into their deluxe suite. Several men will intrigue Chris and feed his desires, but only one man can release Chris from the hold his past has over him.
Ben Lodge is rich and powerful and fueled by his sexual fetish, and it is he who will challenge Chris's ultimate motivation, not just in life, but also in the pleasures of the flesh. He also may just hold the secret for Chris to reclaim the life he left behind.
Awash with steamy days and sultry nights, ISLAND DESIRES is a feast for Adam Carpenter fans.
Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Antihero, Beach Romance, Second Chances, Thrill of the Chase
Word Count: 55,000
Setting: Caribbean, Manhattan
Languages Available: English
THE INTER-CONNECTED UNIVERSE OF ADAM CARPENTER
If you’re asking the question: have we met before? Chances are, if you’ve read a few of Adam Carpenter’s novels, the answer is….yes!
Here are some connections and characters to keep an eye out for:
Parker St. John – appears in the Wonderland trilogy, ISLAND DESIRES, a mention in the Edenwood Saga, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Johnny Lee Capstone – appears in DUDE RANCH, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Chad Singleton – appears in the The Edenwood Saga and a cameo in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Jimmy McSwain – appears in the Jimmy McSwain Files and is referenced in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Noah Sanders – appears in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery and a cameo in the Jimmy McSwain Files
Joey Silva – appears in the White Pine Firefighters, THAT PASSIONATE SEASON, and SCANDALOUS LIES
Tanner Fox -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and ISLAND DESIRES
Nick Lynch -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and A RAGING FIRE
Trent Rogers -- appears in SECRET FLAMES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Some locations have also done double-duty in certain series: Gaslight Bar, used in the Passport to a Fling series and the Jimmy McSwain Files; Crimson Sex Club is featured in ISLAND DESIRES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length YOU OWN ME); Sally’s Dive is in the White Pine Firefighters, Cane’s Inlet Mystery, and Jimmy McSwain Files.
It’s great fun for an author to connect his universe and characters. I hope you enjoy meeting up with familiar friends and places while you read the novels!
If you catch any other connections, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.