Illusions by Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis
Master magician Drake Conover is dark, dangerous and irresistible to women. But a terrorist? Agent Erienne Duval doesn’t think so, but it’s her job to find out—by any means necessary.
Master magician Drake Conover is a sexy womanizer and he might just be a terrorist, too. As he travels around the world, the FBI feels he has the perfect cover. So Agent Erienne Duval goes undercover to find out more about him. Drake is giving a benefit concert at a stroke rehabilitation center and Erienne just happens to be the volunteer specialist overseeing his performance. She soon finds out he's tall, dark and possibly dangerous. Can he really be a spy and if he is, where does that leave her heart?
This story starts with a very hot and sexy Ménage a Trios scene. I haven't read too many stories where the main character is a magician so this made for welcome change. It seemed Ms. Jacobs put in lots of time researching magic tricks and it really complemented this story.
I emjoyed reading about the two main characters. Drake is very much a devil and at first you feel like warning Erienne not to get involved with him, but this is, after all, a romance and you'll get your happy ending. I liked the mystery sub plot and felt it was nicely weaved throughout the book. I also liked the way the two came together not only as a couple but also as a team trying to find out who's the bad guy. I even wondered if Ms. Jacobs might use these two characters in another adventure.
There is lots of sex in the book, and if you like a smoking hot read that will make you perspire under the collar, this is definitely one for you.