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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Montlake Romance
Released on August 20, 2019
Any book by J.T. Geissinger is a delight for me so I was particularly glad to get this arc from the author recently. Since the last book in this trilogy, Dangerous Beauty, ended in a cliffhanger, I couldn’t wait to read this one. Two lovers on the run, more than one bad guy after them, and so much action and romance kept me turning pages and loving every minute. Just a heads up, since this is a sequel, there’s bound to be a few spoilers coming up.
Part two of this trilogy, Dangerous Desires, starts immediately following the second book. This means Eva has left Naz behind in order to keep him safe from her controlling and all around horrible villain of an ex-boyfriend. She goes to meet the ex and things are not what they seem in any way shape or form. Meanwhile Naz, still very much recovering in the hospital from many injuries, is going ballistic. He leaves the hospital in search of Eva. It would seem that Eva, while trying to shield Naz, has only managed to take them both out of the frying pan and straight into the fire. A new opponent is introduced by the name of Killian. He more than covers his share of intrigue and violence. He was also the twist that ramped up this book immensely. Since this book takes place on a boat a big part of the time, there was plenty of high seas drama as well as on land drama. And while there’s plenty of apart time for the couple this time around, when they do get together it’s explosive.
The characters of Eva and Naz, (aka Barney from Geissinger’s Bad Habit series) are both fully realized by the author. Eva has been through so much and has been traumatized for years by her ex and truly deserves to find a good man. She finds that in Naz, a former bodyguard, now a lethal agent working for Conner from this author’s Wicked Games series. I love how she has included characters from her other series. Naz, as well as Conner, has the credentials to keep Eva safe, but she decides to do what she thinks is right in protecting Naz instead. Kinda wanted to shake her for this-not going to lie. Tabby, from Wicked Games, is also along for the ride and I loved catching up with her as well. Killian was a problem for me. He will make you extremely mad, but ultimately I found myself hoping for him to have his own book. He seriously needs one!
The romance between Eva and Naz, of course, ramps up in this installment. There’s something to be said for romance and sensual times during extreme danger or distress and Eva and Naz were definitely up for the challenge. They do have off the charts chemistry and banter for days as well. Geissinger does banter like Santa does Christmas. She is in her element when writing banter that’s for sure!
This book does end in another cliffhanger which really couldn’t be helped due to the circumstances the characters are in. I didn’t have as big of a problem this time since I knew what was coming. I am really looking forward to the final book in November. If you dislike cliffhangers you might want to wait until then to pick up this series. They do go in order and can’t standalone so keep that in mind. I highly recommend this series and book to adult romantic suspense readers and romance readers in general. It was such a good book and kept me enthralled throughout. This author continues to amaze me with her wonderful writing and storytelling skills.