All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share "his" beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fueled encounter in the dark.
Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he's kept hidden under mountains of denial.
However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behavior and makes him see that life needn't be spent running away from his desires.
Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places.