RELEASE DATE: 18th December 2016
BLURB: Coming out of an unhealthy relationship, New Yorker Joe Cooper finds himself on a private tour of exotic Morocco as a parting gift from his ex-lover. Though not quite prepared, Joe still ventures on by himself with his holiday, paired with an eye-catching local man named Sam as his guide, who appears to be as straight and conservative as possible. Despite being charmed by his guide’s enthusiasm and swarthy good looks, Joe tries to focus on the beautiful country around him, which is filled with incredible history and a friendly, vibrant culture.
The more time they spend together, the more Joe and Sam notice each other. Whether trekking among Roman ruins or through scenic valleys and half-lit alleys of colorful old markets, each place suggests and entices romantic opportunity. But such encounters are not allowed in this culture. The situation remains restrained, until Joe and Sam, becoming fast friends, find themselves alone in a tented camp in the Sahara.
Love can develop in all situations, regardless of, and even in spite of, the circumstances. Come meet Joe and Sam and follow their adventures across Morocco and find out if they can make their love last longer than Joe’s vacation, and overcome the distance of an ocean and beliefs which may keep them apart.
“One who prevades the great universe is seen by none unless a man knows the unfolding love”. (Moroccan Proverb)
………and both Jonathan (Joe) and Sameer (Sam) found their own unfolding love in the scorching heat (not only in temperature but also in sexual tension) of Morocco.
I’ve been to Morocco and this book by PJ Nevada reminded me why I need to go back. I loved the hustle and bustle of the country itself, their rich culture, historical heritage and especially the Moroccan people themselves. They are a hospitable nation and though very religious, pretty easy going.
But there are rules. Some legal, some social etiquette – but these must be observed as strictly as their legal laws.
Jonathan finds this out for himself when he meets and falls in love with Sameer, his personal guide on a holiday to Morocco.
They say that love can conquer all, but can it when traditional culture and family responsibilities are ingrained into you from an early age?
The author tackled a very difficult subject with style (granted it was a very sexy style but we are talking PJ Nevada here!). He didn’t preach on the wrongs of the uneducated and bigots that sour the world we live in but delivered the facts and realities facing Jonathan and Sameer in taking their love to the next level of commitment rather than a quick holiday fling. I was routing for them all the way.
I like this Guided Series, I always feel that PJ has personally visited the countries featuring, his descriptive prose and spot on research breathing life into the storylines and I seriously hope that he is a well-seasoned traveller, as I need more.
Five Guided Heart felt stars from me.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****