by Dawn Altieri
Publication Date: January 27, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Amara, Romantic Suspense
Three years after Emma Sloane’s wealthy fiance’s mysterious death, she’s finally ready to move on and pursue her own dreams. But her plans are derailed when she’s attacked outside her New York City apartment in what she thinks is a random violent incident. Then other women who look just like her start turning up dead…
Homicide Detective Jake Quinn is haunted by the one case he couldn’t solve. When he’s put in charge of a new high-profile murder case, he interviews a victim who escaped a similar attack—and to his shock it’s Emma, the former fiancée of his unsolved murder victim.
Neither expects the sparks of attraction between them. But the killer escalates, clearly targeting Emma, and Jake’s job is on the line. Can he solve this case before it’s too late for both of them?
Emma Sloane is finally ready to get her life back on track after the death of her fiance three years ago. Finally, when she is ready to step out of her comfort zone and fulfill her dreams, Emma is randomly attacked outside of her apartment building. But, was it random after all? When women resembling Emma start turning up dead, Homicide Detective Jake Quinn is determined to keep Emma safe. He has never forgiven himself for not being able to solve the case of Emma’s murdered fiance. But, he is determined to find out who is stalking Emma before she becomes the next victim. With a building passion heating up between them, can Jake protect Emma before it is too late?
I just love a romantic suspense story and it is probably one of my favorite genres in romance. You get a steamy romance and an intense supercharged suspense that keeps me flipping the pages. Not every author can pull off a correct balance between the two, but Dawn Altieri weaves a fine line between the two. I often find some stories to be more romance than suspense or the other way around, but that is not the case here. The story line kept me interested while I tried to figure out who was stalking Emma. Altieri throws a few suspects into the sociopath pool and I was left wondering which one it could be, although, I did have my suspicions. I did go back and forth trying to figure it all out and often wondered if I was wrong. Altieri really did such a great job at keeping me guessing and making me doubt who was behind it all.
The romance between Jake and Emma is really sweet. Jake feels like he failed Emma the first time around when he couldn’t close the case of her murdered fiance and since then he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her. Lo and behold they meet again once more under dire circumstances. Both Emma and Jake feel this immediate chemistry, although they both try to fight it and when they finally do come together it is..well…quite explosive. I was really rooting for Emma and Jake and hoped they found their happily ever after.
Dangerous desires blends a suspenseful story with a supercharged romance that will be sure to burn your fingers. Yes, it is that hot! I am definitely looking forward to more from Dawn Altieri.
ABOUT DAWN ALTIERI
A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, Dawn Altieri has been scribbling stories practically since birth. After reaching a milestone birthday (she won’t say which one), she figured it was about time she took a shot at writing professionally.
With an overactive imagination and a slightly twisted mind, she enjoys reading dark and dangerous tales almost as much as writing them. When she’s not curled up on the sofa with her laptop, her latest story, a box of chocolates and a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day), she can be found volunteering in the world of animal rescue. To keep a roof over her head, she works in the printing industry as a graphic production artist. She shares her home with her husband and daughter, and a menagerie of rescued fur-babies.
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