Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Dangerous Desire

A desperate search…

Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime...and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously sexy. Two: he knows something about her sister. Oh, yeah. And did she mention he’s sexy?

And a sizzling attraction…

Jake Alexander, former cop, is staking out a yacht brimming with criminal activity, for an insurance company, when a woman, dressed to kill and totally irresistible, stumbles into his dangerous undercover op. If he hadn’t tackled her, she’d have tottered straight onto the questionable yacht in those ridiculous high heels. Then she’d be dead. Or worse. As much as he’d like to kick her off his boat, he can’t risk her going off on some hare-brained scheme—but he can’t keep her around to muck up his job. Oh, yeah. And did he mention she’s distracting as hell?

Lead to dangerous desire…

Unfortunately, she has a keen mind of her own. And a body any man would die for. Jake’s attempt to keep Gracie safe quickly morphs into a reluctant alliance. And a whole lot more... But Gracie finds herself knee deep in more trouble than she bargained for, with secrets revealed and the criminals coming after her. Unless they find a way to trust each other, they’re finished. Oh, yeah. And did they mention they’re in love?

My Review
4 Stars

I really enjoyed the setting in this story. I think I need to read more books set in Australia. I love the idea of this nice sweet school teacher doing whatever it takes to help her sister. This book was a suspenseful romance that kept my interest from the first page. Of course I think maybe Gracie was just a bit naïve but that just added to her charm. This is because while she was naïve and not a little bit impetuous, she wasn’t stupid. There were a couple instances where I wanted to smack some sense into her but really, isn’t that what makes a great story? The way you can connect with the characters and imagine them your friends or yourself in their place?

Ms. Seaton did a wonderful job of setting the stage for the plot in this novel. I was drawn in and read with bated breath. Was her sister alive? Was she in on it all? What exactly was going on? I just had to keep reading to try and figure out some of the answers. I like to try and figure stuff out before it happens so I can be all: “Ha! I was RIGHT!” *g* Well in this book, sometimes I got it right and sometimes not. That’s ok cause the fun is in the trying and I love being surprised when I am wrong. So the writing was great, kept my interest throughout. The characters were interesting and the mystery was tight. You were never really sure what was going on or who to trust.

So go pick this book up if you are in the mood for a fast paced mystery complete with a steamy hot romance. Can I just say how much I love the Entangled Ignite imprint? I love romance and all its many genres but Romantic Suspense has always been my favorite and my go to whenever I am undecided what to read or need to take my mind off things. I look forward to reading and reviewing many more Ignite books in the future.

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