“A beautiful fugitive. A hot bodyguard. A high-stakes game of temptation.
For Nasir, former Special Ops military man and bodyguard, his new job seems like an easy-money gig: trail a Russian mobster’s runaway wife in Mexico, enjoy the sun, observe, and report. Just one rule: don’t get too close. But it’s all Naz can do not to watch the alluring dancer’s every move. A closer look is irresistible—especially when she’s in trouble.
Evalina escaped to the island getaway to live an untraceable life—as far away from the past as she can get. But Eva can’t ignore the dark, muscled stud who rescues her from a drug gang. He says he’s an ex-cop on vacation. When providence throws them together time and again, Eva thinks it’s all a beautiful coincidence. Now she’s giving in to a strange new sensation: trust.
But Naz has a mission to accomplish and a secret to keep. Eva has her share of secrets, too. And as the heat flares between them, Naz knows that trust could become the most dangerous impulse of all.”
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If I had to sum up Dangerous Beauty in one phrase it would be “Exquisite torture”. The torture of having to wait months for the next book after that (lack of) ending was nearly unbearable. I wouldn’t call that a cliffhanger, I would call that ripping out the soul for fun. Naz and Eva’s story was a slow build filled with more pain than pleasure, but the moments of pleasure were all the more bright because of it. My imagination was working overtime to fill in the gaps and answer its own questions. Waiting for the next book seemed impossible. This series has a really similar feel to the Wicked Games series because of all the adventure, danger and mystery, but it has the added bonus of a setting that is to die for, which adds another layer of enjoyment. I love that J.T. Geissinger brings back our favorite supporting characters and gives them star roles in new series. It makes saying goodbye to the series you loved a little easier, especially when you get glimpses and hints of the previous characters too.
J.T. is amazing at creating sassy, strong female leads and alpha males that love and respect them. It’s part of what makes every story she writes so addicting. You know, if the always present steam isn’t enough to keep you hooked, the dynamic characters and detailed story lines will.
I highly recommend reading both the entire Wicked Games series and Bad Habit series before reading the Dangerous Beauty series. Especially the 4th Bad Habit book, Hot As Sin, which is a novella about Naz, the male lead of Dangerous Beauty. Many of the characters from both series will tie into this one. Reading the other books before Dangerous Beauty isn’t required to understand the story line, but it will definitely enhance the reading experience and give you insights you would miss otherwise. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed by any of those books either. You can see all of my reviews for J.T. Geissinger’s books here.