Friday, 7 August 2015

Pleasure Island by Anna-Lou Weatherley

Secrets. Scandal. Betrayal. In Paradise, pleasure comes at a dangerously high price.

Three couples each receive an exclusive invitation to the fantasy holiday destination of a lifetime.

The Host: Martin McKenzie, a global billionaire and media mogul. Charismatic, powerful and always gets what he wants.

The Location: A breathtakingly beautiful undiscovered island, nestled in the Aegean Sea. Private, secluded and not quite as it seems.

The Details: seven days of pure hedonism, five star luxury tailored to every desire, also included secrets, lies and infidelity.

As the guest begin to enjoy everything the luxury island has to offer, cracks begin to surface between the three couples. But that is not all. Someone is watching them.

When they discover the truth - it will be explosive in more way than they can ever imagine.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Pleasure Island is no doubt the perfect beach read!
I was drawn to this book firstly by its gorgeously inviting cover, but the blurb had me intrigued.

Pleasure Island is based on three couples; Journalist Angelika and her lawyer husband Rupert, Singing Sensation Mia and her toy boy and rock star fling Joshua, and retired footballer Nate and his attention seeking, money grabbing wife Billie-Jo.

Each of the three couples are invited to Pleasure Island by billionaire tycoon Martin, a man known widely in the public eye.

I don't want to give too much away about the book, but each of the six guests are in for a rocky ride, having been invited they are wondering why and want answers when their luxurious holiday doesn't get off to the best start.
With communications down, the couples have no choice but to get on with it, and fairly early on we see cracks and faults in them all.... 
Pleasure Island doesn't seem quite as idyllic as it's made out to be and suspicions...

Anna-Lou Weatherly has written the book brilliantly. There are chapters from the island based on the couples and then there are chapters from Martin and the super eight.... I think the best way to describe   this book is to think Big Brother. Martin and the eight members of his elite club are watching the couples every moves and it was fascinating to read on and find out why they are doing this... Some are for psychology reason, some are purely their to get a kick out of watching people unaware.

Martin however, has his own reasons and as the story unfolds we discover why he picked the couples chosen for Pleasure Island and the consequences it has.

Pleasure Island had everything from lies, drama queen tantrums, scandal, secrets, drug use, to the odd racy scene.
A thoroughly gripping page turner of a read! 

I would like to thank Anna-Lou and the team at Bookouture for the NetGalley copy of Pleasure Island. This is my honest review. 

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