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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Seduction by @ViolettaRand @TastyBookTours

Devil’s Den # 2
By: Violetta Rand
Releasing March 17th, 2015

Perfect for readers of Abbi Glines, 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.

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Review- 4 Stars
I’ve enjoyed this series so far. This can be read as a standalone, however reading Surrender first, will help you understand the characters better. I always appreciate catching up with characters in a connected series such as this.
We met Maricela in Surrender when she was almost seventeen. Now, she is nineteen and her life has been completely derailed. She was the picture perfect daughter, but once she left home and went to college, she searched to break out of that mold and it came back to bite her. She was dating the hot jock that everybody wanted. When he turned on her, she didn’t have the strength physically or mentally to leave him and instead let him completely uproot her life. She’s finally escaped from him and run to Corpus, where her sister lives, looking to follow in her footsteps and take a job stripping at The Devil’s Den. Right away, she causes herself some trouble and her past is hunting her down.
            She met Craig when she was younger and had a lingering crush on him. However, seeing as how he used to be in love with her sister, he is quite the manwhore, she is understandably wary of him.
            Craig is finally over Robyn, so he’s frustrated when he finds himself inexplicably drawn to Maricela. He’s content with his life, although he has a lingering desire to find his way back to being a cop after an incident caused him to resign several years before. It doesn’t take long for Craig to realize that he would give up just about anything for Maricela. Unfortunately, she is still so young, and has a lot of growing up to do.
            He’s determined to protect her from her past and the stupid decisions she is currently making, but Maricela doesn’t make it easy for him. They practically spontaneously combust when they are together, but outside of their chemistry there are a lot of obstacles in their way as they reach for that happily ever after.
            In Surrender, Craig kind of goes back and forth between being someone the reader is frustrated and annoyed with, to someone they have sympathy for in having lost his love. When we get to Seduction, the author brings out the good immediately and I forgot all about anything negative from the last book. He is an ultimate alpha, overbearing and over protective at times, but he is also sweet and caring, and he falls head over heels for Maricela. His love for her gives him more patience and for the most part, his overprotective attitude was justly warranted.
            Honestly, Maricela was a little harder for me to accept. For a young woman to be with someone sis years older than her, they usually display a more developed level of maturity. I didn’t feel this was the case with Maricela. Especially considering what she had experienced with her ex, I was quite surprised at the tantrums and irrational decisions. However, I still like her and I liked her and Craig as a couple.
            The story is by no means boring, there is a lot to keep you interested. It moves quickly and with purpose, giving it a nice flow. The ending was just a little abrupt for me. However, this was completely due to my issues with Maricela’s maturity. Despite that, I really enjoyed the book and I would recommend the series. It was definitely a solid 4 stars! 

Displaying Violetta.pngAuthor Information
Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.
Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting SEDUCTION today! ~gaele (for Lisa)