May (Calendar Girl # 5)

By Audrey Carlan

BR May


Swimsuits, sun, surfing, and a sexy Samoan.

I headed to the island of Oahu, Hawaii to meet with cutting-edge swimsuit fashion designer, Angel D’Amico, to serve as head model for the “Beauty Comes in All Sizes” swimsuit campaign. The designer wants to show the world that beauty is not just a size two. My curves got me into this gig, and, the moment I laid eyes on my modeling “partner,” I’d never been happier with my buxom form.

Tai Niko had everything the average man lacked. Height, broad shoulders, a nipped in waist, square pecs, tree trunk thighs, and a look that rivaled “The Rock.” The part that made me drool and weakened my knees, was the thick, intricate tribal tattoos running down the entire left side of his muscled frame from shoulder to ankle. The design was unlike anything I’d ever seen, and I couldn’t wait to trace the tips of my fingers over every inch.


For MAY, Mia is headed to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu to model in a swimsuit campaign.  On her first day she meets her modelling partner, the sinfully sexy Samoan, Tai.  And can I just say “Wow”, because Tai was damn hot.  I loved reading about these two burning up the sheets.  Even better, there’s more to Tai than just a hot body who’s a god in the sack.  He’s dirty, for sure, but really quite sweet.  He’s heavily into family and tradition, and fears he’ll never find his soul mate in this lifetime.  But while he’s waiting, there’s no harm in having some fun with other women, right???

Tai:  “I feel as though I’m living half a life, my other half living somewhere without me.”

When I reached the end, I realised that not a lot happened in this book.  Mia seems to only spend about three days modelling, with the rest of her time touring the island with Tai or Maddy and Gin, who join her for a little while on the island.  Overall, this felt more like a holiday than a paid job.  In each book Mia learns something new about life and love.  In MAY, I think the lesson was learning to let go, that life changes and sometimes you have to just go with it.  She suffers a deep sense of loss in regards to her little sister, who now has a fiancé to look after all her wants and needs.  Mia has raised her for the past 15 years, so trying to let go of that mother role will be very difficult for her.  She had no interaction with Wes at all during this book and I worry that the relationship is now doomed.  The man she thought was waiting for her appears to have moved on less than three months after his declaration.  I don’t know how Wes will redeem himself after all of this, but it might be fun to see him try.

May (Calendar Girl # 5)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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