Review: Castaway in the Caribbean by Janice Horton

Today I have the great privilege of bringing to you the newest book by Janice Horton.  It is a suspenseful and comedic at times romance set in the beautiful Caribbean.  Written in the wonderful style of Janice Horton’s you will find yourself castaway in this wonderful novel.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

25219869Book Blurb:

Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour.

Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola.
After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island.
In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure.


Janey Sinclair is surprised by her wonderful boyfriend with a trip to the Caribbean.  Once out of dreary London and on the sandy beaches she feels worlds away.  That is until her editor asks her to take a detour from her trip to check on a photo-shoot.  When Janey goes looking for a flight she finds none.  She is left with only going on a charter boat to the island of Tortola.  It is Captain Travis Matthews job to get Janey there and back.  Unfortunately, due to a mistake regarding the fuel and Janey’s over zealous need for control they are stranded and forced to stay on a nearby island.  While on this island tensions between the two become hot.  But before they do anything they would both regret they are forced to defend themselves and their boat from Pirates.  These aren’t the Jack Sparrow kind either.  Just when Travis and Janey think they are safe and nothing can go wrong that is when the worse happens and they are forced to look at their lives and question what they really want.

This was a great fun read.  Janice really wrote a great story with lots of details of the Caribbean.  Her research really paid off here.  If you have ever seen the movie 7 days and 7 nights you will see some coincidental story line similarities.  While reading this I was concerned that this was too close to the movie, but thank goodness for good twists and turns because Janice takes us on a much more suspenseful ride then the movie ever does.  The vivid back drop that is painted really becomes a character with in the story.  Janey and Travis are great but it’s that scenery that captivates the imagination and helps pull you into the danger, fun and excitement that they experience.  Overall, a very entertaining and fun read.  Another great addition to the world of fiction by Janice Horton.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Janice
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 12:31:27

    Hi Jackie! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Castaway in the Caribbean – I’m thrilled you enjoyed it and especially so that you reviewed on launch day! Love, Janice xx


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