ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Seduction’ (Devil’s Den Series – Book #2) by Violetta Rand.
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Author: Violetta Rand
Series: Devil’s Den Series (BOOK #2)
Publishing date: March 17th, 2015
(Review based on an ARC-early copy)
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Seduction returns to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where hearts can’t hide when the chemistry is right.
The night Marisela Gonzalez rides up to the Devil’s Den on her motorcycle, running from trouble and looking for her sister, she finds more than a place to hide out and work her red-hot body. She meets a guy brave enough to stand by a tough, terrified nineteen-year-old girl who’s been in the wrong place with the wrong jerk one too many times. And he’s ready to show Marisela how a real man treats the woman he desires.
An ex-cop taking over as the club’s head of security, Craig Hanson can handle anything—except the urgent need he suddenly feels to hold Marisela tight. Commitment has never been his thing, but all that changes when Craig finds something too real to deny between them. Sensual and vulnerable, Marisela’s got a scary past. And when it comes knocking, Craig goes all in to protect her—because seduction is the ultimate game changer.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘SEDUCTION’:
This is my review after reading the second novel titled Seduction of the Devil’s Den Series. This novel is of the Adult and Contemporary Romance genre and definitely shows it’s Erotica genre side as well. The story is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views): Marisela Gonzalez and Craig Hanson.
In Seduction we get to know Robyn’s (main character of Surrender) younger and troubled sister Marisela Gonzalez, who we met in “Surrender”. Her older sister Robyn had been making it by stripping at The Devil’s Den and has always tried to keep in touch with Marisela after leaving home. Marisela’s life had direction and a plan, attend Baylor and live a good life. But that didn’t pan out as planned. When Marisela rides over to see her sister after six months of no contact, she finds herself running from a dangerous past that may soon find her again.
Craig Hanson is a former cop who now works as head of security at The Devil’s Den. He is finally starting to get over his feeling for Robyn who has really moved on in more ways than one with Garrick. After a dramatic run-in with Marisela, Craig has no idea why Robyn’s once sweet little sister now seems much more edgy, jumpy and secretive. When he begins to get Marisela to trust him, he begins to discover small details behind what she’s hiding. To top it off, not only does he want to protect her in every way he can but it’s hard to resist their mutual attraction. Robyn has the same questions about what has happened to her little sister who has been distant from her and the rest of their family for months.
Marisela had to get away from Austin. She had to get away from her ex-boyfriend Estevan Beltran and the memories of being with him. When her past decides to lurk around the corner, she must fight past it. When Marisela’s ex is determined to get to her, will she be safe? Will Marisela find safety, protection and so much more in an unlikely friend? What are the secrets that Marisela is trying hard to hide from everyone?
Seduction is definitely a captivating and steamy read. There are many dark points in the storyline that touch on emotional topics that have to do with what Marisela ran away from. The attraction and growing connection between Marisela and Craig is hot and comes across as fiercely strong but jealousy and insecurities cause them issues. Craig definitely has his alpha-male personality and Marisela is a mix of naive, stubborn and at times strong. This was an enjoyable read and I’m very excited to see what more is to come with the Devil’s Den Series. Next is SIN, which is Macey’s story. I will be reviewing that one soon. Definitely pick up your copy of this novel and check out this entertaining series! 🙂
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘SEDUCTION’ 4 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters while reading ‘SEDUCTION’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘SEDUCTION’★★★
Craig’s thoughts: I can’t believe Marisela Gonzalez is standing in my office all grown up, in skintight leathers with windblown hair. She’s something out of a fantasy. I’d kill to fist my hands in that long silky mane. I’m sure this is payback from some higher power.
Marisela’s thoughts: I’m here less than twenty-four hours and the very reason I fled Austin is about to bite me in the ass. I don’t ever want to hear his cursed name again.
Craig’s thoughts: I smooth her hair out of her face, framing her cheeks with both hands. I love looking at her eyes. Those full lips. Even her little Roman nose. I kiss it. Unidentifiable feelings wash over me. I care -too much.
Craig’s thoughts: The kiss nearly sends me headfirst over the edge. Marisela doesn’t just kiss; she pours her soul out every time our lips meet. There’s something crazy about a girl who kisses like that. I should know; I’ve waited all my life to meet the girl who kisses with the same abandon I do.
Marisela’s thoughts: One step at a time, I remind myself. Right now the most important thing is reestablishing myself as a human being. Learning to trust my instincts and not living in utter fear whenever I’m out alone. One of these days, I’ll look over my shoulder and Estevan won’t be there.
Craig’s thoughts: That’s it. I cup the back of her head with one of my hands and steal a kiss, only this time it’s animalistic. My head feels like it’s going to implode. Our tongues swirl together, but I seize control, holding her so she can’t break away. I’m in fucking paradise -wedged between her sweet sensuality and the wild things I fantasize about doing to her.
Craig and Marisela: I deepen the kiss, sucking all the air from her lungs. Seconds later, we both retreat, shocked and amazed.
She rolls back on her heels, tracing her kiss-swollen lips with her tongue. “What-what just happened?”
Kismet, baby-pure, unadulterated, meant-t-be-together-forever shit.
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