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by Diane Escalera
Released: July 18, 2011
Published by Lyrical Press
I really enjoyed reading this one! At first, I was a little skeptical about the whole pet detective thing. I wasn’t sure how something like this would hold my attention, but I was thrilled to admit that I loved it!
Dangerous Desire starts off when Sienna Diaz comes home after losing her job. She hopes to gain some comfort from her little Beagle Zola, but instead she finds her home broken into and her precious Zola gone! In an effort to get her little Zola back, she contacts her Cruz Santino, an ex-cop who runs Top Dawg. When the evidence shows that little Zola may have been taken to use in a dogfighting ring, things get pretty rough.
Now let’s start with all the things I loved about this book….First off, Cruz is some hawt stuff! I adored his character and from the moment he was introduced, I realized then that I would love this book! Ms. Escalera does a fantastic job with her characters. I absolutely fell in love with all of them! Sienna is a complete sweetheart and I loved reading from her POV. Tori, Sienna’s best friend was freakin’ hilarious! She may be my favourite of all. I loved her rapier wit and upbeat personality! I almost wish she were real so I could be friends with her. Dan, Tori’s boyfriend was always a great character. I loved his dynamic with Cruz. And lastly, Cole, Cruz’s brother. Wow, what can I say? Please tell me there’s a book about him! I would love to read it!
In addition to the great characters, I also really loved the bursts of personality that Ms. Escalera added in. The humor was fantastic, making me laugh out loud at some of the things I’ve read. I can truly say I really enjoyed reading this one.
The plot progressed smoothly and efficiently and I loved the author’s overall writing style. This review is bordering on a fangirl obsession, so I’ll just say this. Dangerous Desire was a great read that got me all hot and bothered over Cruz and laughing out loud with Sienna and Tori. If you’re looking for an entertaining read, then this is it. Look no further.
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!