Delicious Danger by Desiree Holt
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length, (226 pages)
Other: M/F, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation
Kelly was shocked when her Caucasian Ovcharka, Xena, bonded with Rick Latrobe. The dogs are known for linking with only their owners. She’s even more shocked at the intense sexual heat that sizzles between her and Rick. When she tumbles into bed with him at the very first opportunity, experiencing a night of erotic bliss in his arms, she knows they have something special.
But Xena is very much aware when an attempt is made on Rick’s life, and the dog drives Kelly crazy with signals of danger. Rick is nearly killed and Kelly and Xena are ferried to the secret clinic where he’s recovering. As Rick heals and they race to find the mastermind behind the attempted murder, the lust between them heats to the boiling point.
Did you know that there is a breed of dog know for its psychic abilities? Kelly Monroe's dog, Xena is one of these. This confident and sweet heroine makes her living raising those unusual dogs: Caucasian Ovcharkas. When she meets Phoenix agent, Rick Latrobe- with a little gentle guidance from Xena, fireworks go off between them both.
But soon the dog is giving Kelly mental images of danger for Rick, with whom she bonded immediately. After a serious attempt on Rick's life that spins the trio into a whirlwind of danger from international criminals, they learn to depend on her for guarding security and psychic warnings and communication. Kelly and Xena are soon accepted into the agency, which values and employs those with psychic abilities. The three go into hiding and along with others from the Phoenix Agency begin a thrilling and complex mission.
This blasting-hot story is truly delicious in it's irresistible, sexy, suspenseful, thrilling way. In fact, sumptuous. I loved this book. It has the perfect blend of crime adventure, psychic interest and searing, sweet romance. The psychic theme that is a feature of all the books in the Phoenix Agency series is given an extra spin in this book which adds dimension and a fuzzy, warm bonus for pet lovers.
The attraction between Kelly and Rick brings them sweltering heat from the moment that they meet. I was so impressed with the compatible fit and the emotional power between the two. Ms. Holt really knows how to write an extremely erotic tale with believable characters that take over the pages and are poignantly memorable. I enjoy the way she develops her characters over the entire series and brings them back in every book to play an integral role. This makes every book personal, with an evolving interest.
The sex scenes are always scorching and fit elegantly into the story in a smoothly realistic manner. You will truly need a fan or AC for this one. Rick is a hot, masculine alpha male with a soft, gentle side. I couldn't help but fall in love with him right along with Kelly and Xena. A stronger hero would be hard to find.
As with the previous two books in the series, there were a few editing errors, but this one had fewer. If not for that I would have given this excellent book the highest rating. The plot was strong, but the love affair took center stage in my sensibilities. I hope Ms. Holt gifts her readers with further installments in this series. It is truly unique and special.
If you love a romance of the most exciting kind with a great suspenseful mystery, I advise you pick up a copy of Delicious Danger.