Slow Seduction by Marie Rochelle
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (96K words)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Violet
Book Two of The Men of CCD!
From the moment he laid eyes on Jenisha Roman, Clinton Campbell wanted her. He knew he would stop at nothing to make the leggy, dark-skinned beauty his, and nobody - not family, not Jenisha's manipulative boss, not his delusional ex-girlfriend - would interfere.
Jenisha can't help her attraction to the dashing, successful Clinton. He's every bit as handsome as his brother, her best friend's husband. As much as she wants a relationship with Clinton, a dark cloud hangs over them, a tragic secret Jenisha thinks could change everything.
Little does Jenisha know, however, that her secrets aren't half as threatening as the dangerous end her boss is plotting for her...
Jenisha was left standing at the altar and thought she would never get over the heartache... until Clinton Campbell entered the picture. From the moment Clinton set eyes on Jenisha, he was a goner. She was all he could think about. No matter how many obstacles present themselves, Jenisha and Clinton vow to make it work. A boss that has an evil plan, a disgruntled co worker and a very catty exgirlfriend make matters a little hard to deal with. Jenisha has a secret that she's scared to tell Clinton and Clinton has a few of his own. Can a relationship for Jenisha and Clinton make it through it all?
I felt connected to Jenisha and Clinton's characters. They didn't really rush things and when they finally did decide to start a relationship, whew it was a hot one! The sexual tension between the two when they were in a room with other people, well, smoldering comes to mind. The plot line, fantastic! The action, outstanding! There were times during the first part of this story where I kept thinking "Why is Mark so angry with Jenisha?" Half way through the book, OH MY GOSH, you will be shocked at the brilliant twist in the story.
Although there were a few editing mistakes throughout the book, it in no way took away from the story. I adored Clinton's character. That he was a quick-tempered man with possessive issues which he tried desperately to rectify made him all the more lovable. He was quick to try to make things right though. Jenisha's character was a strong woman who spoke her mind and did it with class.
Ms. Rochelle has written a book that I am sure to read again. The writing style is very smooth and the characters well developed. The plot line was superbly written. Although this is a stand alone book, references to book 1, Loving True, are made throughout the book. Hayward is Clinton's brother and True is Jenisha's best friend. Reading the second book, Slow Seduction first has made me REALLY want to read the first book all that much more. I recommend this book to all who love erotic romance with a suspense twist. I have put all the other books in the series on my to be read ASAP list.