Acapulco Nights by KJ Gillenwater

Acapulco Nights by KJ Gillenwater
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (204 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Suzie’s fiancé, James, is pressuring her to pick a day for their wedding. She’s cancelled three dates, and he’s starting to wonder if she really wants to get married. But how does she go about telling her fiancé that she’s already married to a man in Mexico? She needs a divorce, and she needs one fast. Her marriage has been a secret from her best friend, Janice, her fiancé, even her own mother, and she wants to keep it that way.

When Janice asks her to come along on an all-girl vacation to Acapulco, Suzie leaps at the chance. A search on the Internet gives Suzie all the information she needs to track down her husband, Joaquin, while out of the country and finally get that divorce.

Unfortunately, Joaquin won’t give her up so easily.

When James appears in Acapulco unexpectedly, all hell breaks loose, and Suzie stands to lose everything she’s ever loved.

Steamy nights and a complicated relationship…this book is an interesting read.

The title of the book caught my attention. Acapulco. I’d love to go there and I was able to vicariously. The author has a smooth writing style which is easy to read. I was transported to the tropics and had a good time.

The characters are complicated. I can’t say I liked them all. I had issues with most of them. Here, let me explain. Suzie went to Acapulco, met a guy and married him. Nothing wrong with that. Hey, we all make quick decisions. The thing I kept having trouble with was her reluctance to tell anyone. I won’t go into a ton of details or give away spoilers, but I had a very hard time buying her reasoning. I didn’t think it was something to be ashamed of. Another thing Suzie did that annoyed me was she had a relationship with James–her new fiance–but couldn’t tell him. I felt awful for him. Now to be fair, I was emotionally invested, so that’s part of the reason I am team James. If she loved him that much, then he deserved the truth.

I liked James. He’s got his own problems, but he’s a good guy. I rooted for him to get a happy ending.

Then there’s Joaquin. Not going to lie, I didn’t like him. Not a bit. If that was the author’s intention then she hit the mark. I’d call him slime. But here’s where I have the rub with this story. Some of Suzie’s decisions concerning Joaquin really bothered me. Yeah, he might not be ready to give her up, but she seemed to give in to him rather easily–despite repeatedly not liking him and reminding herself she was in love with James.

Okay, so it probably seems like I didn’t like the book. Not true. It’s a good escapist story. If you’re not bothered by a bit of cheating, then this might be the book of you. While I questioned some of the actions of the characters, I did enjoy the book.


  1. Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I appreciate complete honesty in a review. All reactions are wanted!

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