Monday, September 23, 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?

This story was great.  Once I started it got its hooks into me and I didnt want to put it down.  It has action, suspense, romance and even some humor.

Gracie is looking for her sister.  She hasnt heard from her for a while and has gotten worried, it is not like her sister to completely cut off contact.  She is going to go and find her.  Since she knows her sister was working on a boat that is known for its parties she dresses to fit the part.  This is all a bit out of her comfort zone as a teacher.  Trying to get an idea of the boat she wants to sneak onto she climbs aboard a boat across from it and watches what goes on.  Unknown to her Jake is on the boat she climbs on and he is also watching the party boat.  When he stops her from climbing off his boat and getting in over her head on the party boat is where this story really takes off.
Gracie is determined to find her sister by any means necessary.  And once Jake meets her, he is determined to keep her from the trouble he knows the boat across the way in involved in.  While fighting their instant chemistry, they have to learn to trust each other and work together to find out what happened to her sister, who has been seen on the boat and complete Jake's assignment from the insurance company he works for.

The characters in this story are well developed and you can easily visualize them and what they are doing.  Their actions fit their characters and you really believe Gracie will go so far out of her comfort zone just to find her sister and make sure she is ok. The setting is full of action and danger and as a former cop you know Jake will do everything he can to protect Gracie from the events he has watched go down on the boat.   The secondary cast of characters, really help to add to the story and you know they will make interesting main characters in a story of their own.

The story was full of suspense and romance and made for a really great read.  The climax and discover kept you reading and when it was over you missed the characters already and were ready to start reading more about them in another story.

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