New Fic of the Week: 6/4/12

June 06, 2012

The Love Boat by Twilly
Review by Maxandmo

Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Humor
Characters: Edward & Bella

Summary: Love, exciting and new. Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. Best friends, a childhood crush, a free cruise, and a ship full of swingers.

Alice convinces Bella to go on a cruise after she gets it for free from her boss. What Bella doesn't know until she's nearly on the ship, is that Alice's cousin, Edward, who Bella had a childhood crush on, is going too.

Alice later explains that it's a couple’s cruise and she and Edward have to act like they're married. They meet up with Edward at a restaurant on their way to the ship. Bella still finds him attractive but figures her luck hasn't changed. He, just like her last boyfriend, is gay. She figures he has to be; he's single, good-looking, and is wearing a gaudy shirt.

And there he was, his auburn hair as full and messy as ever. As cute as he was as an eighteen-year-old boy, he was stunning as a fully grown man. He was tall and broad and still flashed his amazing smile as he greeted Jasper with a handshake and a one armed man-hug. 

"Edward, it's nice to see you again, man," Jasper said before back-handedly complementing, "Nice shirt," referring to Edward's shiny, bright blue, black, and gold silk shirt compete with leopard print. 

The Love Boat has made me completely connect with Alice, Jasper, Bella and Edward. Alice is your typical busy-body, while Jasper is laid back and perfectly complements her. What makes him even more special is his flair for ridiculous Socks with sandals. Edward isn't the same annoying teenager that he used to be. So far, he's sweet, caring, and very patient. Bella is highly entertaining. She has a few irrational fears such as bed bugs and sinking ships, and tries to prepare as best she can for such things.

Alice tuned to Jasper. "Bella saw a news report once that said a mattress doubles in weight in ten years from dead skin and dust mites." She tilted her head toward me and rolled her eyes. "And now she's creeped out by sleeping on hotel, and now apparently, cruise ship beds." 

I sort of felt ashamed for caving in on my irrational fear, but not enough to sleep on a hundred pounds of other people's skin and dust mite poop. And that's not even considering bed bugs. Just thinking about it made me itch. 

Can Bella relax enough to get past her fears and enjoy her vacation? Will Edward's unexpected presence help her or make it worse? Now's the perfect time to start reading The Love Boat.

I'm lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the chapters and trust me, there are some great things coming up. Namely, the fact that the cruise is not only a couple's cruise, but a swinger’s cruise; something that none of them realized until the ship is at sea!

Twilly's sense of humor is second to none, and you won't be able to stop giggling at the scenarios she presents. The Love Boat is well written and highly entertaining, and I can't wait for more!


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