Mar 17, 2015

Seduction by Violetta Rand Review

Devil’s Den # 2
By: Violetta Rand
Releasing March 17th, 2015

Perfect for readers of Abbi Glines, Seduction returns to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where hearts can’t hide when the chemistry is right.

The night Marisela Gonzalez rides up to the Devil’s Den on her motorcycle, running from trouble and looking for her sister, she finds more than a place to hide out and work her red-hot body. She meets a guy brave enough to stand by a tough, terrified nineteen-year-old girl who’s been in the wrong place with the wrong jerk one too many times. And he’s ready to show Marisela how a real man treats the woman he desires.

An ex-cop taking over as the club’s head of security, Craig Hanson can handle anything—except the urgent need he suddenly feels to hold Marisela tight. Commitment has never been his thing, but all that changes when Craig finds something too real to deny between them. Sensual and vulnerable, Marisela’s got a scary past. And when it comes knocking, Craig goes all in to protect her—because seduction is the ultimate game changer.

So when I read the blurb for Seduction, I was very intrigued by the story. This is a new adult story, which normally I would avoid like the plague, but Seduction grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let it go.
The Story is as follows; Marisela has arrived back in Austin after not talking to anyone for 6 months. But she has changed, gone was the clean girl image and now there is a tough secretive 19 year old with tattoos and piercings and she wants to dance at Devils Den. But who is the first person she sees after getting off the bike…Craig; the man she has had a crush on for years, the same man who is in love with her sister.
Craig is a playboy, who opened his heart up to Robyn (Marisela sister), but she fell in love with someone else. Now a year later Craig is over his feeling for Robyn, but has fallen under Marisela spell.
But their past comes back to haunt and hurt them. Will they be able to get through all of this and still be together…?
To start with, this book features a very adult storyline and would that I would recommend that only over 18’s read.
First I would like to say I really enjoyed this book, although some of the domestic violence mentioned traumatized me a little. But I found this book to be gritty and realistic. I though the author had researched the subjects and situations really well. I found the writing to flow well, until the last couple of chapters and then it felt a little rushed.
I loved the characters Craig and Marisela; I found their stories very believable and the characters 3 dimensional. The bad guys were written perfectly, and the supporting characters were developed fully. I read this book as a standalone, but I wished I would have read the first book in the series, so I could have a little more back story.
Overall I found this book very enjoyable. I have never read a Violetta Rand book before, but clearly I have been missing out of an amazing author. One that makes New Adult books, seem main stream and honestly I LOVED THAT!!!
So surprisingly enough, I am going to give Seduction 10 out of 10, which is my highest score ever, for a New Adult book.

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Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.
Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

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