A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?
I always wanted to spend Christmas someplace warm, this just fills that fantasy in a different way.
Kalyn transports us immediately to the exclusive Mayan Nites Nightclub in Cancun. There we meet our leading man Jack Girard, with a group of his co-workers and friends. He is avoiding going home as his family descends on it for the Christmas holidays. His entertaining night is cut short as he is sent to retrieve his late brother Jimmy’s wife Jillian and their daughter Addison from the airport.
While this trip is for Addison to meet her family, Jillian is here to complete her doctoral thesis and fulfill a promise made to her late husband.
The sexual tension between Jack and Jillian is palpable from the moment they meet. Neither one of them is quite sure what to do about it, with family around at every turn. I really felt sorry for them, thwarted more than once. An unusual start to a relationship, but one that keeps you guessing.
Surprises abound for the family that only know Jillian from Jimmy’s funeral. There is resentment from Levi the oldest who considers her a gold-digger and a coldness from their mother Mona, who only seems to want to engage with Addison. Only Lily tries to engage Jillian, wanting to get to know her.
A renewed interest in his Grandfather’s hunt for the missing goddesses has Jack reviewing Jimmy’s research and assisting Jillian with hers every chance he gets.
Add to all that a corrupt Catamaran/Scavenger owner and a unscrupulous professor and you have a wild adventure.
Everything is brought to life vividly in this book from the chaos of the airport, to the beautiful beaches and underwater life. Everything richly interspersed with Mayan culture, folklore, and history.
All this wrapped up in Holiday celebrations.
5 Contented Purrs for KaLyn!
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KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.