ARC Review: High Seduction by Vivian Arend

Posted February 6, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: High Seduction by Vivian Arend
High Seduction
by Vivian Arend

3.5 Stars


Released: February 4, 2014
Published by Berkley Sensation
Pages: 304
Format: eARC


“HIGH SEDUCTION is full of adrenaline of all varieties!” ~Under the Covers

I have always thought the general idea of this series is wonderful and refreshing.  We have the search and rescue world, which is not as popular is romance books, and that can give a good boost to the interest of the story.  HIGH SEDUCTION is full of adrenaline of all varieties!  Some I wasn’t quite expecting.

Erin has been part of the Lifeline search and rescue crew for a while.  She’s a great chopper pilot and loves the new life she’s built for herself in Banff.  Except that her past has come to shake things up.  Specifically the man she ran from years ago.  I love second chance at romance stories!

Timothy is a paramedic and the one man Erin had a serious relationship with in college.  They were young, they were both exploring their wants and desires.  Which happen to include BDSM then, and some of it had sent Erin running scared.  Now Tim wants her back and he’s willing to do anything he can to get her.

I wasn’t expecting the BDSM aspect of this book.  Ms. Arend, as usual, can deliver a pretty hot story.  But even with all the background information on them as a couple before, and the fact they were taking things slow…. It just didn’t feel like it developed enough for me to see where they ended up so quickly.  Trust being a major aspect of a BDSM relationship, I was hoping to see more of that developing.

However, I enjoyed the plot a lot with the twists and turns and all the action!  It definitely amped that up from the previous book.  I just couldn’t connect with some of the elements in this story as much as I would’ve liked.  All that aside, this was still a very enjoyable read.  Ms. Arend always delivers top quality writing and entertaining, even though I don’t think this is the best by her.

I am, as always, anxious to see where this series will go next and hopefully we will see more of Timothy’s friend.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Vivian Arend

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well-entertained.

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I’ve got the first in this series on my tbr pile…Thanks for the review.

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The second book was my fave!!!! But one thing they are all hot. Hope you enjoy it when you read it.


Thanks utc