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On the Island By Tracey Garvis Graves $1.99 Love this book!
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

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text 2016-09-26 17:12
Stranded: Romances About Being Stranded on an Island
Nerd in Shining Armor (The Nerd Series) - Vicki Lewis Thompson
Stranded! - Pepper Pace
The Trouble with Paradise - Jill Shalvis
Lola Carlyle Reveals All - Rachel Gibson
Seize The Fire - Laura Kinsale
A Sudden Crush - Camilla Isley
Stranded with Her Ex - Jill Sorenson
Island for Two: Hawaii MagicFiji Fantasy - Beverly Jenkins,Elaine Overton
Imagine - Jill Barnett
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves

Want a little surivial style romance? 

 

Here are some wonderful Romances where the couple is stranded on an island. 

 

My lists are never in particular order. Enjoy!

 

1.  STRANDED! by Pepper Pace

 

Oceans Delano and Marshall Cohen could not be any different. She is a shy Jamaican born woman returning to the states after her father's death. Marshall Cohen is a privileged young businessman traveling out of the country to engage in 'sketchy' business dealings for his boss. When their small plane crashes, the two lone survivors are forced to depend on each other and in the process they learn to face their fears and to accept their differences.

 

 

2. The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis 

 

One phone call has turned Dorie’s dead-end life into an adventure: she’s won a trip on a singles cruise to Fiji. With her cutest outfits packed and the Love Boat theme in her head, Dorie boards—and soon meets two irresistible men: a pro baseball player with an irresistible Texas drawl, and the ship’s dark and mysterious French doctor, Dr. Christian Montague. She’s sure to fall head-over-heels in no time. She just never expected to do it so quickly, or so literally, tripping over her luggage.

With her foot twisted and her ego deflated, Dorie’s dream vacation is about to take the biggest detour yet. A violent storm has wrecked the ship and cast everyone ashore. A deserted island would be the perfect setting for a steamy romance, if something sinister wasn’t lurking. Whose alluring arms will Dorie run to? Being stuck never felt so…liberating.

 

3. On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis-Graves

 

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

 

4. Imagine by Jill Barnett

 

After years imprisoned on Devil's Island for a murder he never committed, escaped convict Hank Wyatt knows how to survive and believes his luck has finally changed. But when he stows away on board a ship destined to sink, his luck turns bad. He doesn't know if he can last an hour when he is marooned on a deserted island with a beautiful, know-it-all blonde attorney and three orphaned children. Suddenly looking out for number one doesn't seem to be enough.

San Francisco attorney Maggie Smith wants to have a good cry. Thoroughly modern, wealthy, and bright, her unwanted holiday turns bad when she is suddenly cast in the role of mother and forced to battle wits and hearts with the most arrogant, pig-headed man she's ever met.

Fate has thrown this makeshift family Robinson together, and kismet tosses in a 2000 year-old floating bottle filled with magic. Is the chance for a love more powerful than they could ever imagine only a wish away? Father Goose meets Donovan's Reef in this funny and tender historical romance about misfits who find that life might not be so bad after all...if they can do the impossible, and find a way to be family.

 

5. Island for Two: Hawaii MagicFiji Fantasy by Beverly Jenkins and Elaine Overton

 

 

Hawaii Magic by Beverly Jenkins

Workaholic attorney Anita Hunt is on the job 24/7. She's looking to make partner, not party. While on a forced vacation in Hawaii, she meets gorgeous pilot Steve Blair. When engine trouble forces them to make a crash landing, the seductive airman shows her a side of the exotic island and herself she never expected—and a passion that could make them partners in paradise forever.…

Fiji Fantasy by Elaine Overton

Connie Vaughn will never forget her thirtieth birthday present to herself: a passion-filled week in Fiji with a sensual stranger who knew her only as Contessa. But Michael Hillard is about to reenter her life in a big way. And from the moment the corporate playboy meets his mystery lover again, he wages an all-out campaign of seduction. This time the stakes are much higher—a love to last a lifetime!

 

6. Stranded With Her Ex by Jill Sorenson

 

 

An exotic wildlife preserve is a dream come true for conservation biologist Daniela Flores. Until she finds out her ex-husband is leading the research team. World-famous shark expert Sean Carmichael has only grown more ruggedly appealing in the time they were apart…the passion between them more intense than ever. But how could Daniela forgive Sean for betraying her when she needed him most?

Sean had come to the remote Farallon Islands to study killer sharks. Now a real killer is on the loose, threatening the woman he's never stopped loving. And this time, he knows he can't walk away. Marooned together during a deadly storm, Sean vows to go to hell and back to save Daniela…and for the chance to begin again.

 

7. A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley

 

 

Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she's headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon.
Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he'd like to admit, and he hates city girls.

So it's just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again.

Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna's husband?

When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna's first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren't prepared to feel.

When they are finally rescued will Joanna's marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?

 

8. Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale

 

Olympia St. Leger is a princess in desperate need of a knight in shining armor. Sheridan Drake, amused by Olympia’s innocence and magnificent beauty, but also intrigued by her considerable wealth, accepts the position of white knight. Unaware that Sheridan is a notorious scoundrel, Olympia willingly allows herself to submit to his protection and his potent embrace. Theirs is a love born in deception. But as they weather storms on the high seas and flee from nefarious villains, the love sparked by lies begins to burn uncontrollably. Taking shelter on a desert island paradise, the princess and the dark knight battle overwhelming odds to keep their adoration burning bright.

 

9. Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson 

 

When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very -- ahem -- private photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there's sun and -- she thinks -- safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she's blissfully napping on is "commandeered" by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government.

 

It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth -- his cover's been blown, he's on the run, and now he's confronted by a very angry -- and beautiful -- woman. He's seen Lola before -- barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she's more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy... and a pain in the butt. And that's before she blows up the ship!

Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it's getting very hot -- not just from the sun -- and Lola is about to reveal it all...

 

 

10. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson

 

 

For Genevieve Terrence it seemed like a dream come true: a weekend alone on Maui with her sexy boss, Nick Brogan. But little did she know that Nick had dreams of his own--a nefarious scheme that nearly got her killed on the flight over the Pacific. Lucky for her, brilliant computer programmer Jack Farley was on board and quick-witted enough to crash-land the plane. Now Jack is her sole companion on a remote desert island with nothing but guava trees and sharks for company. Who’d expect the shy genius--and the least alpha male she knows--to turn out to be the uninhibited stud of her wildest dreams?

Saving Genevieve’s life has made Jack a hero in the eyes of the woman he has secretly lusted after for months. Now they’re alone together in a tropical eden where they’re free to give in to their every sensual whim. But when some nasty unfinished business puts them at risk again, Gen will learn there’s nothing quite as dangerous as a fully aroused ex-nerd who’ll move heaven and earth to protect the woman he loves…

 

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!

 

Vote for the best of the best on my Goodreads list: Stranded: Romances about being stranded on an Island

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review 2016-03-15 00:00
THE HOUSE ON STONE THROW'S ISLAND by Dan Poblocki
The House on Stone's Throw Island - Dan Poblocki

THE HOUSE ON STONE THROW'S ISLAND

Dan Poblocki

Paperback, 272 pages

  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0545908019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545908016

 

 

I've read one other Dan Poblacki novel and find that I really like his stories. The House on Stone Throw's Island is fast paced and kept my interest. Poblocki defined his Josie and Eli, the two main characters, well. He introduces WWII history in this suspence/mystery. He also did not sugar coat some of the events for this books. This book is listed as Grade 5-9 for interest level. Eli and Josie are early teens in the book.

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review 2016-03-13 00:00
On the Island
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves I haven’t read any M/F in years, but I was willing to make an exception for this book. I just love the stranded on a deserted island trope.

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And boy did this one deliver. I loved it. Anna was a great heroine and I never once wanted to hit her on the head (as I normally want to with female MCs).

I absolutely loved how T.J., being only 16 when they stranded, never once felt as a boy to me. Could be because of his experience with dealing with cancer at such a young age. And Anna was just great. These two never really had the student/teacher relationship as you would expect since that’s what they were. They were friends from the start and depended on each other for survival.

What really amazed me was that the author could go into depth, but cover years in only several pages. I love it when it feels this real.

Anna and T.J. spent 3,5 years on their island, trying to survive, nurse each other back to health and of course falling in love. They never once believed they would be there forever. They always kept hope someone would find them.

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We also get a big part of the ‘after’. What happens when they return to civilization..

And there is where this book really annoyed me. There is this big break up. Anna thinks T.J. should enjoy being young and be with someone his own age. I really hated that. It was the one thing in this book I truly did not enjoy.

But other than that this book was great. I loved the growing friendship and later on the romance. This book is not heavy on the sex. The sex is there but we get no details whatsoever. It was actually quite classy the way the author did that. I don’t always like classy…… (give me dirty any day!), but it suited this book.

Such an amazing book.

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review 2016-01-22 21:20
Review - On the Rocks by Kim Law
On the Rocks (A Turtle Island Novel) - Kim Law
Carter and Ginger were childhood friends who drifted apart when they left the island to pursue their dreams. Now he's back in Turtle Island, but he is no longer the person Ginger remembers. He is bitter, angry and stuck in rut. Ginger longs for love and marriage, but her tomboyish ways seem to make it difficult for her. She is the only one who seems to be able to through Carter's walls and soon they are picking up their friendship where they left off, except now there's an attraction that wasn't there before. I really enjoyed Carter and Ginger's relationship as it evolved from friends to lovers, and the way they helped each other deal with the reasons behind their troubles. The humor mixed in with the steamy and emotional scenes help to lighten the mood. Even though it is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I don't think I've ever been disappointed by on of Ms. Law's books, looking forward to the next one!
 
I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
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