Honeymoon Castaways
by Dawn Halliday, contemporary (2007)
Samhain Publishing, $2.50, ISBN 1-59998-581-0

In Dawn Halliday's Honeymoon Castaways, Catalina and Dave Robinson are newlyweds on their way to their honeymoon when the plane, piloted by their buddy Andreas Bailey, goes down. Don't worry, Cat and Dave soon put Barbados out of their mind as they both end up playing saucy Swiss Family Robinson games with Andreas. It's safe to say that they don't blame him for the plane going down.

I actually have seen a movie with a similar plot but it ended up with the wife and the pilot killing the husband gruesomely by feeding him to sharks so that they can run off together. No, I'm not talking about whatever Lost 'Shipper fantasies some of you may be harboring.

On one hand, I really like how the author portrays Andreas as this fellow who is attracted to Cat and can't help feeling like some starving kid staring hungrily with his face pressed against the glass pane at the cake on display in a bakery. But Cat's attraction to Andreas as well as Dave's don't ring real. The story starts out with some promise of more realistic character development than most ménage à trois stories out there but it soon becomes another standard "we do it in threes because we can, baby, wheee!" story.

I believe this is probably the best of the threesome stories in the A Midsummer's Night Steam series so far but I also think I prefer that movie more.

Rating: 69

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