Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Review: Seduction by Violetta Rand

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.

Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Loveswept 
Series: Devil's Den #2

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Seduction is the second book in the Devil's Den series. The first book was Surrender and I did have the opportunity to read it first. This book can be read as a stand alone but I think readers will benefit and take more from the story if they read them in order.

Marisela was first introduced as Robyn's younger and privileged sister in the first book. Things since then have changed and her situation is much different. Circumstances and events have hardened her. As she runs from her past she runs straight to The Devil's Den and into Craig's arms.

I had the same issues with this book as I had with the first one. The relationship between Marisela and Craig moved too quickly and before I even had the chance to process what was happening it was getting hot and heavy between the sheets. Their relationship was a little underdeveloped for me to feel the connection that it kept mentioning they had. Although the emotional connection was lacking a bit the physical connection definitely was not. In fact, I felt like perhaps a bit too much of the story was spent in the bedroom. Rand definitely knows how to write about sex.

A big problem for me was with the characters. Craig wasn't all that likeable in the first book and although he was much better in Seduction, I would have liked a little more of his personality to shine through. He wasn't terrible but he puffed his chest a little too much for my liking and was a little too possessive. Marisela on the other hand was bordering on annoying throughout the entire story. I wasn't a big fan of hers. She was definitely more likeable from the little I read of her in the first book.

I would have to give a little bit of an edge to the first book in this series over this one. Although it was an entertaining read it was shy on plot and character development and heavy on the physical. I am very much looking forward to the next instalment about the best friend. With her unique and say it like it is attitude, it should make for some interesting developments.

About the Author
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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