Monday, December 30, 2013

Review -- Desire Unleashed

Title: Desire Unleashed (Desire #1)
Author: Layne Macadam
Genre: Contemporary, Uniformed Heroes, Sexy Spicy Romance, Physical or Sexual Assault
Length: 265 pages
Published March 24th 2013 by Liquid Silver Books more details...

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Find out what happens when a career-driven, cocky Navy SEAL meets an old-fashioned good girl looking for love in all the wrong places. Intrigue, kidnapping, and danger await you in Layne Macadam’s explosive tale of desire unleashed.

When schoolteacher Kathy Bellamy moved from Louisiana to Coronado, she didn’t expect her secret dream, or her worst nightmare, to become a reality.

Confirmed bachelor and relationship cynic, Shane Jackson has no room in his life for a permanent woman. Temporary liaisons are all he is up for. Cocky and self-assured, he believes he can pick a like-minded player at a glance. So when he discovers Kathy is the complete antithesis of what he believed her to be, he is thrown into a tailspin. Before long, and way out of his comfort zone, he finds himself knee deep in a relationship he can’t quite seem to end.

Kathy longs for a fairytale romance, an old-fashioned girl saving herself for the right guy. But, after one date with Navy SEAL Shane Jackson, she trashes her values and willingly tumbles into the sack without a thought for the consequences. Now, Kathy’s love life will soon become the catalyst of a nightmare. When she throws caution to the wind and acts out of character, her actions are seen as a betrayal by her stalker, a betrayal that demands retribution in blood. Abducted at knifepoint and taken to a secret location, it's up to Shane, the ultimate predator, to find and rescue her before it’s too late!

Oh my goodness but I loved this story and can only hope that it is the start of a series because I cannot wait to read the adventures of all of Shane's fellow Navy SEALs. This story had it all -- a sexy, self-assured leading man who really is a hero in the true sense of the word, a heroine who was easy to relate to and a cast of supporting characters that only added to my enjoyment. The creepy stalker was just the right mixture of scary without being a caricature of a psycho. I loved the romance and the suspense, I also loved the depth of the lead couple. At first Kathy seems like the typical good-girl which is what the stalker sees but layers are soon revealed and she is more than a sweet young woman, she is passionate and witty and so much more than the stereo typical helpless, young virgin. Shane is larger than life and oh, so dream-worthy. I couldn't stop reading as this book blended perfectly romance and mystery.

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